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Black Panther 2 Movie Release Date, Cast and More About Wakanda Forever

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The emotional trailer for was debuted at Comic-Con on July 23 during Marvel’s epic presentation and confirmed that T’Challa’s death would be a part of the storyline, following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.

 

The highly-anticipated MCU sequel restarted production in January 2022 and had another week-long delay due to Covid but wrapped up in March 2022. The break from November 2021 to January 2022 was to give Letitia Wright time to recover after an on-set injury.

It was confirmed back in May 2021 that the sequel would be called Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. After a couple of delays to its original May 2022 release, the sequel is set to hit cinemas in November 2022, and everything seems on track for that.

Everybody involved in the production were keen to ensure it pays tribute to Boseman. “We honoured him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy that he started with this franchise,” Wright said in May 2022.

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“And we just committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced – and we faced a lot of circumstances, a lot of difficult situations – but we came together as a team, and we poured everything into this movie.”

We don’t yet know how the sequel will deal with the untimely passing of Boseman (although he won’t be digitally recreated), but there’s still plenty of news to savour as we wait for the movie’s release.

So without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Black Panther 2 release date: When is Black Panther Wakanda Forever released?

After the delay in October 2021, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now be out in cinemas on November 11, 2022.

That’s a move of four months from July 2022, and the sequel takes the original place of The Marvels, which has now moved back to July 2023. While nothing is set in stone, we hope this will be the last shift for the movie.

Filming started in June 2021, but as mentioned above, there was a hiatus between November 2021 to January 2022. However, production restarted in January 2022 and filming wrapped in March 2022, so hopefully, it can hit that November release date.

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As mentioned above, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer was debuted at Comic-Con on July 23.

Black Panther 2 cast: Who’s coming back for Black Panther Wakanda Forever?

It’s been confirmed that the sequel will honour the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and won’t recast the role of T’Challa. Thankfully as well, there are no plans to use a ‘digital double’ in the sequel.

“There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us,” said Marvel Studios’ EVP Victoria Alonso.

“Our king, unfortunately, has died in real life, not just in fiction, and we are taking a little time to see how we return to history and what we do to honour this chapter of what has happened to us that was so unexpected, so painful, so terrible, really.”

Kevin Feige added: “Wakanda is a place to further explore with characters and different subcultures. This was always and initially the primary focus of the next story. We’re not going to have a CG Chadwick and we’re not recasting T’Challa.”

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Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, and Danny Sapani are all reprising their roles in the sequel as Shuri, Nakia, M’Baku, Okoye, Ramonda, and M’Kathu, respectively.

Duke is reportedly set to be given an “expanded role” in the sequel, but the reports have yet to be confirmed by Marvel, while Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta is set to play one of the villains of the sequel, confirmed to be Namor.

It’s unclear if Daniel Kaluuya will return as W’Kabi, but Martin Freeman will return as CIA agent Everett Ross. Sapani recently teased a “just amazing” filming experience, giving high hopes for the final product.

Will Michael B Jordan return as Killmonger? It’s unlikely, given that Killmonger was killed off in the first movie, but weirder things have happened.

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Jordan reprised his role in What If…? for an alternate universe version of Killmonger. However, when asked in January 2022 about a potential MCU return, he remained coy about the prospect of a comeback.

“It’s a character in a world that I love so much,” he said. “Who knows? As we all know, Marvel has their plans and their things and, you know, how things are gonna shake out.”

New to the cast is I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel, whose role has yet to be confirmed, as well as Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk) as Riri Williams, aka Ironheart.

Could Riri’s appearance lead to a Spider-Man crossover with Zendaya’s MJ and Jacob Batalon’s Ned off to MIT at the end of No Way Home? In the comics, it’s where Riri attended college, and the sequel was said to have been filmed at MIT.

Another Marvel actor who was spotted on set was Falcon and the Winter Soldier’s Anthony Mackie – however, he has confirmed that he is not in the film but merely visiting the set. This could, of course, be an elaborate ruse a la the reunion of the Spider-Men. Only time will tell.

Behind the scenes, Ryan Coogler is returning to write and direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and he’s bringing back the original creative cast.

Black Panther 2 plot: What’s Black Panther Wakanda Forever about?

Now that we know for sure that the role of T’Challa will not be recast, the focus of the sequel will have had to change, and all we officially know is that it will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and beyond.

Along with the first trailer, we got our first official plot synopsis. “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death,” it reads.

“As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

It had previously been confirmed that Wakanda Forever would feature the auatic villain Namor, thanks to early plot details from Production Weekly.

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“Both Wakanda and Atlantis are hidden civilisations with advanced technology and increased militaristic abilities that decided to separate themselves from the rest of the world for their own safety, and in a way, out of fear,” the details read.

Kevin Feige had hinted that he wanted to explore more of Wakandan history in the sequel, so we could expect to see some historical flashbacks to explore how Wakanda became the place we saw in the first movie.

“Towards the end of the movie, T’Challa takes the herb again and encounters his father, where he’s like, ‘Hey, man. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I want to change it’,” he told Entertainment Weekly way back in March 2019.

“There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would joke and go, ‘I want to see… what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool’.”

But can Angela Bassett reveal any plot points?

“Not one single thing,” the star told Cinema Blend. “There will be a Black Panther 2; look for it in November. And it will be amazing. Our director Ryan Coogler, writer, director, perfect leader. It’s going to be amazing. It’s going to top #1.”

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Martin Freeman can’t give specifics either, but he does have an interesting perspective about how the script (tragically) evolved. “Just before Chadwick died, if my memory serves correctly, the script had gone in,” he told Collider.

“They had the script, and they were working on the script, and then Chadwick died, and [I] sort of immediately thought, ‘Oh, okay, I could see a world where there’s no Black Panther then, because how can you do a Black Panther without Black Panther?’

“So, I still don’t know what that’s going to look like. And no, obviously, before Chad died, the idea of doing it without him would have been a stupid idea. It would have been crazy. It was very shocking, and still is very, very strange, that he is not here.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set for release on November 11. Black Panther is available to watch on Disney+