After it kicked off with ‘The Scarlet Witch and Vision’, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will come to an end on November 11, 2022 with ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’; the sequel to the 2018 feature film that will take us back to African territory in a new superhero adventure.
To warm up for the new MCU, in this article we are going to compile everything we know about the movie; from its cast to the team involved, including all the trailers and advances with which the people of Marvel Studios remind us of the landing of the film in our theaters.
When does ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ premiere?
In this case, the usual dance of dates that big productions usually suffer has not only been linked to the Coronavirus pandemic, but also to the sad death of Chadwick Boseman, the undisputed star of the first ‘Black Panther’.
The actor’s death completely ruled out the original plan to release the film on May 6, 2022, adjusting it in a couple of months until July 8 of that same year. Finally, after the last major Disney calendar readjustment, ‘Wakanda Forever’ set its release on November 11, 2022, occupying the date of ‘The Marvels’.
Cast and protagonists of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
After Marvel confirmed that Chadwick Boseman would not be digitally recreated for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, Letitia Wright He went on to lead the cast of the film, in which he will play Shuri again. Next to her, Lupita Nyong’o will play Nakia again, danai gurira to Okoye. Florence Kousmba to Ayo and Winston Duke to M’Baku.
With them, Martin Freeman will repeat as Everett K. Ross and Tenoch Huerta will play a colorful version of Namor in his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The director of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
Behind the scenes of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ we will have the always effective Ryan Coogler again. The Oakland, California-born director made his debut in 2013 with the fantastic ‘Fruitvale Station’ starring Michael B. Jordan —and shot in an exquisite 16mm format—. Two years later, he would also sign, together with B. Jordan, the magnificent spin-off of the ‘Rocky’ saga entitled ‘Creed’.
It was in 2018 when he made the leap to the MCU with his ‘Black Panther’, but he has also worked as a producer on titles such as ‘Creed II’, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ or ‘Space Jam: New Legends’.
The ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ team
In the ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ script department, Ryan Coogler has re-collaborated with writer Joe Robert Cole, who already signed the script for the original ‘Black Panther’, as well as those for ‘Amber Lake’, ‘All day and one night’ and two episodes of the series ‘American Crime Story’.
Photography direction is provided by Autumn Durald Arkapawresponsible for the ‘Loki’ series within the MCU and the fantastic documentary ‘The Story of the Beastie Boys’, and a regular in the world of video clips alongside artists such as Arcade Fire or The Weekend.
For its part, the soundtrack will once again feature the talent of Ludwig Göransson —’Black Panther’, ‘Tenet’, ‘The Mandalorian’— and the production design will be in the hands of Hannah Beachlerwho has already worked with Coogler on ‘Black Panther’, ‘Creed’ and ‘Fruitvale Station’.
The story of ‘Black Planter: Wakanda Forever’
To get an idea of what awaits us in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, nothing better than taking a look at the official synopsis listed on the Marvel website.
“Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from the world powers that intervene in the aftermath of King T’Challa’s death. As the people of Wakanda struggle to embrace their next chapter, the Heroes must band together with the help of the Dogs of War, Nakia and Everett Ross, and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”