Early reviews for Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are here, and they are brimming with positive reactions. The movie premiered in Hollywood this Wednesday night and was attended by the entire cast and crew.
The sequel to the first Black Panther movie, where the late Chadwick Boseman introduced King T’Challa, is perhaps the most emotional film from MCU’s Phase 4. Over the last few months, the stars have been vocal about their work on the second installment and how they aim to honor the late actor’s legacy.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Early Reviews
Director Ryan Coogler decided to pass the mantle to another hero worthy of recognition instead of recasting the role. The movie follows the kingdom of Wakanda and its people as they grieve the loss of their king and defend their nation against enemies. The plot remains a mystery until its worldwide release.
In the meantime, those who have attended the early screening have already shared their reactions to hype fans up. Many were impressed with the film’s storyline and the cast’s performance, and some call it the best MCU project of this year. Check out their tweets:
#WakandaForever is outstanding. It handles loss, grief and revenge with a maturity and seriousness rarely seen in the MCU. Black Panther continues to be their crown jewel. Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta all bring some of the best acting I've seen all year. pic.twitter.com/ECqGxfEyFi
— Lando (@orlandoenelcine) October 27, 2022
Black Panther: #WakandaForever is as epic as Marvel sequels get. The story is hugely ambitious & thematically rewarding with gut-wrenching twists and turns throughout. You feel the length but it’s fun, wildly beautiful and has the best credits scene in Marvel history, no contest. pic.twitter.com/zD8nYIFKXC
— Germain Lussier (@GermainLussier) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever is blockbuster filmmaking on another level. It surpasses the incredible first film with high stakes and and thrilling world-building.
It’s an emotional, dark journey, leading to a full-scale war, but always feels personal.
This may be the best Marvel movie yet. pic.twitter.com/ZMPMBaJ6In
— Daniel Howat (@howatdk) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever is fantastic! Coogler delivers a soulful, wondrous sequel that packs an emotional punch & effectively explores relevant world themes. A beautiful tribute to Boseman’s legacy. Letitia & Tenoch are great, & the mid-credits scene is really moving. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/dqoSSfnTR9
— Fico (@FicoCangiano) October 27, 2022
Black Panther: #WakandaForever is Marvel's most poignant and powerful film to date. It's heavy and dark in the way that it needed to be, and mostly abandons the studio's trademark tone. The craft work levels up in every conceivable way, and the performances rise to the occasion. pic.twitter.com/aAK7jjRMra
— Brian Davids (@PickYourBrian) October 27, 2022
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Many have been wondering how the movie will address T’Challa’s passing, and it even became the talk of the town the minute Marvel announced they will push through with the sequel without Chadwick Boseman. But, with the optimistic reactions from critics, it seems that Coogler and the entire cast did the right thing and gave Boseman the tribute he deserves.
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Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy
The early reactions are a surefire way to entice fans to go and watch the film when it arrives in November. After all, there are only a few weeks left and it will give fans the time to come up with their own theories. It is understandable why Marvel Studios chose a new direction for the film, given the first movie’s groundbreaking effect on the superhero movie industry.
Coogler once said in his interview with ET Online that this is what Boseman would have wanted. “As I felt more and thought more and thought more about Chadwick and how he lived his life, it made all the sense in the world to keep going. I know that he wouldn’t want us to stop.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters worldwide this November 11, 2022.
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