The president of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has claimed that Black Panther 2 is the most important movie Marvel has ever made. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release this week and is surely one of the most anticipated MCU movies. Now the studio head has claimed that Wakanda Forever is the most important not just for fans but for the studio as well. The cast and crew of the film have also been sharing how they worked on the sequel after losing Chadwick Boseman.
Ryan Coogler has shared that it was not easy to follow up with the sequel after the untimely demise of the lead star. He revealed that there were so many questions and he doubted if the film would happen at all. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020 after battling with colon cancer.
Kevin Feige Calls Black Panther 2 The Most Important Movie For Marvel Studios
Black Panther was among the most successful movie of Marvel studios. It was highly praised by critics and was also a box-office hit. It was also proved to be one of the most culturally significant films of all time. Soon after its release, the studio confirmed a sequel to the 2018 film.
However, after the lead star of the film, Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020, the sequel became more of a challenge for the director and the studio. Writer and Director, Ryan Coogler has shared that he did everything he could to make the movie.
Now the studio head, Kevin Feige has claimed that Black Panther 2 is the most important movie the studio has worked on. In a Marvel Entertainment promo highlighting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kevin Feige shared that it “feels like the most important movie we’ve ever made.”
“All of us very much believe that this feels like the most important movie we’ve ever made. That is what every crew member focused on every day, and none more so than Ryan Coogler at the helm of it all,” Kevin Feige said.
Ryan Coogler also mentioned that Black Panther 2 is a relationship movie and addresses the question of how to move forward after losing someone. The cast of the film also appreciated the director and said he has such a big heart and is such a great storyteller.
Grief Was a Big Part of Black Panther 2, Says Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler has said that Black Panther 2 will be a tribute to the late actor Chadwick Boseman. And according to the response following its first screening, the film has successfully done that. One of the critics has said that the film “is a beautifully cathartic tribute to the legacy of Chadwick Boseman.”
Many even pointed out that the cinematic universe has dealt with deaths before. But Wakanda Forever is different as it reflects the loss of T’Chall in the film and Chadwick Boseman in real life. The cast of the film was living that loss throughout the film, just like the characters did.
The director of the film has also said that grief was a big part of Black Panther 2. He shared that the original film focused on King T’Challa, who found himself mourning the loss of time after suddenly blipping back to life in Avengers: Endgame.
The 2018 film was appreciated for its positive representation of race, gender, and culture. Many aspects of the film were inspired by African culture. By introducing Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and his Mesoamerican-inspired kingdom of Talocan, the studio might be trying to do the same once again.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on November 11, 2022.