Back in 2018, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther inspired an entire generation of African-Americans with its first-ever black superhero of the MCU. Starring the late Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa aka Black Panther, the movie received critical acclaim for its gripping story and for portraying the lush, pristine, and technologically advanced kingdom of Wakanda. The movie’s global success ensured its sequel. However, the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman last August left everyone at Marvel Studios heartbroken, with the future of the sequel uncertain. But after due consideration, and as a homage to Boseman’s impact, Kevin Feige and Ryan Coogler decided to go ahead with the sequel to further explore the hidden secrets of Wakanda. Titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel is also expected to introduce the new Black Panther who shall replace King T’Challa.
Earlier in June, Black Panther 2 entered production. Since then, a few details have emerged regarding the future of Wakanda. However, a latest set video has revealed that the sequel won’t be pulling any punches to rival, or even leave behind the iconic and rich African heritage that made the first movie such a spectacular success in the first place. In the video, a sneak-peek of the royal throne room is shown, which is currently being developed. Here’s the video:
BREAKING: The first behind the scenes look at BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER has surfaced online! ????
The video gives us a close look at one of the films sets, as it’s being constructed.
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The set which is currently under construction has left the fans excited for the sequel. Earlier in May, the sequel’s title was revealed that promises to take us into the heart of Wakanda while paying respects to the illustrious career of Chadwick Boseman and the unparalleled legacy that he left behind. For Black Panther 2, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett shall be reprising their roles from the first movie.
Recently, the sequel added Michaela Coel and Tenoch Huerta in undisclosed roles to an already stellar cast. With numerous rumors of Namor, and even Doctor Doom set to appear in the upcoming sequel, the expectations from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is truly high. Earlier this year, Kevin Feige had announced that the sequel will explore the unknown parts of the hidden African nation to better understand their culture, and maybe also encounter a few exciting characters along the way. The sequel can also pave the way for the upcoming television series based on Wakanda that is being developed by Ryan Coogler for Disney+ streaming platform.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to release on 8th July, 2022.