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‘It has na arc, it wasn’t a one-time momentous thing’: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Star Danai Gurira Reveals Sequel Will Top Original Movie’s Success

Danai Gurira

Black Panther was the first MCU and the first superhero film to receive a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It also became the third highest-grossing film domestically with $700 million and a total collection of $1.3 billion worldwide. Marvel studios released the first trailer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The trailer revealed what and how the story will fold out and what fans can expect from the movie. It would not be wrong to say that fans are super excited about the film and eagerly await its release.

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Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa

One aspect that everyone is curious about to which angle filmmakers took the film after Chadwick Boseman passed away. Boseman passed away after suffering from Colon Cancer for a long time. In honor of the late actor, Marvel has announced that they would not recast Chadwick Boseman’s character. 

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Honoring Our Leader Was the Most Important Thing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 

The loss of Chadwick Boseman is something that the cast of Black Panther had to go through all again while working on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to follow up with T’Challa’s passing. Wakanda would suffer from this loss and would have to face these challenges without their king. 

When the cast was asked what was the most important thing in telling Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Danai Gurira had a straight answer. The actress said, “The most important thing was, of course, honoring our brother, our leader, our king. That was definitely on the forefront of our minds, our spirits, and our hearts.”

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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She also talked about the impact the first Black Panther had. She said, “There was this amazing impact that the first Black Panther had, and so the need I think was to really solidify the sense that these characters in this world, it has an arc.”

Danai Gurira said that it was not a one-time momentous thing, and there was complexity. She mentioned it is rare to have such representations on a huge platform like this, so it is important to show each character’s arc, as it would solidify their progress from the beginning.

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What Would be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Without Chadwick Boseman?

After the first teaser release of the film, everyone had the same question, Who will be the next Black Panther? As the studio has already declared that they would not recast the role of Black Panther, fans were sure it would be someone from the original cast of the film.

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However, there were still some doubts about who will take Black Panther’s mantle. After the release of the first official trailer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, fans are convinced that the new Black Panther is none other than Shuri. Shuri, the younger sister of T’Challa, will be taking over as Black Panther in Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release in theatres on November 11, 2022. 

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.