Since Black Panther’s release in February 2018, the public has been calling for a sequel. In 2022, they’ll finally get what they want.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will undoubtedly be very different from the original film. After Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer at age 43 in August 2020, the filmmakers had to reevaluate how a sequel would work without his character, T’Challa.
In December 2020, Disney said that the part would not be played by a new actor and that the focus of the upcoming movie will be on other people in the fictional African nation of Wakanda, where T’Challa was king.
The first teaser, which was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, made it obvious that the movie protagonists would be lamenting T’Challa’s passing in the sequel. Actress Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, emphasised the value of respecting both the actor’s and the character’s legacies.
At the time, Gurira told Entertainment Weekly, “The most important thing, of course, was honouring our brother, our leader, and our king.” “That was unquestionably on the top of our minds, souls, and hearts. The original Black Panther had such an incredible effect that it was necessary, in my opinion, to firmly establish that these people and this planet had an arc. It was significant on several occasions.
Who Plays Who in the Cast of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”?
Several actors from the original movie return, including Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Florence Kasumba, and Gurira. Wright was listed first in the July 2022 trailer’s credits, followed by Nyong’o and Gurira.
Tenoch Huerta, who was rumoured to play Namor the Sub-Mariner, a Marvel character who made his debut in 1939, was also confirmed to be a member of the cast by the teaser. Aneka will be played by Michaela Coel, Namora will be played by Mabel Cadena, and Attuma will be played by Alex Livinalli.
What’s the Story Behind “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”?
In July 2022, Marvel Studios published a synopsis: “Following the passing of King T’Challa, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (featuring Florence Kasumba) battle to defend their country from interfering foreign forces. The heroes must work together with the aid of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) to pave a new course for the kingdom of Wakanda as the Wakandans attempt to embrace their next chapter.”
It’s conceivable that someone else will assume the title of Black Panther in Wakanda Forever since, as Marvel fans are aware, the title is passed down through the generations. Shuri (Wright), T’Challa’s sister, went on to become Black Panther and the ruler of Wakanda in the comic books, therefore the sequel’s storyline might very well be based on her path. One brief sight of someone wearing a black and gold superhero outfit in the teaser hints that someone will assume the role towards the conclusion of the movie.