Hollywood hosted the international premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, allowing us to finally assess how well the most recent entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe performed. The blockbuster, which is a continuation of Black Panther from 2018, has the potential to surpass the record-breaking $1.3 billion in box office receipts set by the first movie. In addition, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020 from colon cancer, is honoured in the film.
After T’Challa (Boseman), the king of Wakanda, meets a horrible end, the narrative returns to that country. Without its leader, the populace must come together to preserve Wakanda’s legacy of the slain king. In addition to newcomers Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart and Tenoch Huerta as aquatic super-villain Namor, the film features the return of Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross.
The plot of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was kept a secret for a very long time, and even the trailer didn’t give away much about the movie’s overall direction. Of course, this simply served to heighten anticipation, and the blockbuster now faces even greater pressure as it wraps out the disappointing Phase Four of the MCU. However, based on the early reviews, it appears that director Ryan Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole did a fantastic job of not only paying tribute to Boseman’s memory but also raising the stakes of the series, being a spectacle, and offering a satisfying conclusion to this arc of the Marvel Universe.
The ensemble cast of the film received a lot of appreciation for taking on the responsibility of continuing Wakanda’s history while still giving us an entertaining journey and captivating performances. Not to mention, it cannot be denied that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is only the 30th instalment of a much larger universe. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in theaters on November 11.