It has been announced that the sequel to the Marvel movie Black Panther 2 production has officially begun. Black Panther is set to continue the incredible legacy left by the first movie.
The Black Panther 2 movie, now titled Wakanda Forever, is one of the most highly anticipated on the Marvel Cinematic Universe slate, the tragic demise of the lead actor Chadwick Boseman in August 2020 means that the follow-up plans for the sequel were put on hold.
However, Marvel Studios has begun with the development of the sequel once again and deciding how the sequel can move forward without Chadwick Boseman, who played a major part in making the first movie a massive success in the box office and went on to receive many notable acclaims.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release Date: When is it?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming on the sequel has been kicked off in Atlanta in July 2021 and will probably take about six months.
Before the sudden demise of Boseman, the sequel was set to premiere on May 6, 2022, but now quite understandably, the release date was delayed and pushed back to July 8, 2022 but it was later pushed back again and as of now, the sequel is set to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever cast: Who’s coming back?
It has been officially confirmed that the upcoming sequel will honour the legacy of late Chadwick Boseman who died at the age of 43. The makers have come to a final decision that they will not recast the role of T’Challa.
Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonsa stated, “There’s only one Chadwick and he’s not with us. 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: “So much of the comics and that first movie in the world of Wakanda. 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.”
Here is the Black Panther 2 cast list, based on various intel collected so far:
Lupita Nyong’o (as Nakia)
Letitia Wright (as Shuri)
Danai Gurira (as Okoye)
Winston Duke (as M’Baku)
Angela Bassett (as Ramonda)
Martin Freeman (as Everett Ross)
Tenoch Huerta as TBC
Michaela Coel as TBC
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Plot— What to expect?
As of now, plot details for the sequel have not been announced or revealed yet, but be ready to take a trip to Wakanda and be prepared to spend time with different characters while discovering the “mythology” of Wakanda in depth.
It’s also confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be joined by the aquatic villain Namor.
According to details, “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,”
Kevin Feige had also expressed that he wanted to explore more of Wakandan history in the upcoming sequel, which could be a path to go down just in case they wanted to make it a prequel.
“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’,” Feige told Entertainment Weekly.
Ryan Coogler will once again return to write and direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the exciting news we all wanted to hear is, he’s going to bring back all the original creative cast members. Yaay!
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is set to debut on November 11, 2022. The first movie Black Panther is available to watch on Disney+.