Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Wakanda Forever! Chadwick Boseman lives on as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever completes production.

The second movie in the Black Panther franchise takes us back to Wakanda. Though we return without our King, Chadwick Boseman's memory and legendary performance as T'Challa continues to guide us in spirit as we explore all the other stories in his Kingdom.

The first Black Panther movie introduced us to T'Challa, heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Wakanda, who has to return home to claim his rightful place after his father's death. While T'Challa learns the ropes of ruling a kingdom, a powerful enemy appears in the form of his cousin, Erik Killmonger, the long-lost son of his uncle who was killed while on a mission in the outside world.

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T'Challa bravely faces all the trials he encounters from the outside and from within, assembling his allies to defeat the forces of evil. With the fate of Wakanda and the safety of the outside world at stake, he stands up to live who he is- T'Challa, King of Wakanda, the Black Panther.

Read through the details of the upcoming movie in this article.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release Date: When Will the Marvel Movie Come Out?

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Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022.

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The movie was initially confirmed in May 2021, with the original debut date set for May 2022. However, production had to take a break from November 2021 to January 2022 because of Covid. This also gave actor Letitia Wright enough time to recover from an injury she suffered on set while shooting the film. Principal photography for the film was completed in March 2022, so we hope there will be no further delays to the movie's premiere.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Second Black Panther Movie?

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Angela Basset as Queen Ramonda

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the first time we return to Wakanda without Chadwick Boseman. Producers and the Executive Team over at Marvel Studios confirmed that the role of T'Challa will not be recast. There are also no plans to use CGI to integrate a digital T'Challa into the film.

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As for the other cast members, we will see most of the actors from the first movie return. Lupita Nyong'o will reprise her role as War Dog spy Nakia, along with Danai Guriria, who will also reprise her role as Okoye, the leader of the fierce all-female special forces called the Dora Milaje.

Winston Duke is also set to return as M'Baku, leader of the Jabari tribe, and there have been reports that his character will play a more significant role in the sequel. We will also see Martin Freeman return as CIA operative Everett K. Ross. In some of his interviews, Freeman told about how apprehensive he was feeling about returning to shoot Black Panther without Chadwick. However, after principal photography had ended, Freeman said he was happy being a part of the film.

Angela Basset will also return as the Queen Mother, Ramonda, along with Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, T'Challa's younger sister.

There will also be new faces introduced in the movie, like Dominique Thorne, who will play the role of Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart. Ironheart is a new Disney+ series, so this may be Marvel's chance to introduce us to the latest superhero. Michaela Coel was also cast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but her role is still kept under wraps.

As for the villain of the film, Tenoch Huerta (famous for his role in Narcos: Mexico) was cast as Namor the Sub-Mariner, Scourge of the Seven Seas. We will also see Mabel Cadena play Namora, Namor's cousin.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever First Looks

As the premiere date of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever nears, more marketing efforts are being directed towards the promotion of the movie. In a partnership with the soda company, Sprite, there have been promotional materials that may have given us an accidental first look at Okoye and Shuri. The photos were posted by a Black Panther fan account on Twitter. Check them out here:

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Marvel will also be releasing a life-sized replica of the Black Panther helmet, complete with all the lighting details and at a 1:1 scale recreation. The inside of the helmet is also padded, to make sure it will be comfortable if you decide to wear it. It is based off the helmet that Chadwick Boseman wore in the first Black Panther film.

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Black Panther's helmet

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

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Danai Gurira as Okoye

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was directed by Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote the movie with Joe Robert Cole. Kevin Feige was the producer of the film.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Movie?

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Namor

Now that we know that Chadwick's T'Challa will not be a part of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it allows us to explore the other stories that exist in Wakanda. The sequel may take us deeper into Wakandan lore and mythology while establishing new characters and new terrain.

Recent news about the movie confirmed that Namor the Sub-Mariner, played by Tenoch Huerta, will be the main villain. This confirmation also tells us that Black Panther will expand its world to include Atlantis, Namor's home and domain. Namor already exists in the comic books, but we can expect a substantial change since Namor will be integrated into the MCU.

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In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, we will see an Atlantis based on Mayan Culture instead of Ancient Greece.

If the movie follows the comic book's story, we may see Wakanda and Atlantis engage in an all-out war. Both of these countries chose to keep their secret from the outside world to keep their people safe. Since both are powerful countries with advanced technology and vast military resources, any conflict that happens between them will drastically affect everyone else.

Namor has always been wary of land-dwellers, and this is proven by his fickleness, frequently changing up who he chooses to side with. Since the Black Panther doesn't know if Namor can be trusted, he keeps secret files of Atlantean weaknesses, just in case. This was a wise move because Namor certainly has the potential to be an enemy.

Twitter use @cinestealth speculates that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will include scenes showing Namor the Sub-Mariner's fight against the conquerors in Mexico during the Spanish Conquest.

It will also be interesting to see if other characters would step up to take the helm of Black Panther. In the comics, the one character who eventually becomes the Black Panther after T’Challa is his sister, Shuri. This may be an angle the movie could take and many fans are already hoping this would be the case.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer: Is There a Trailer for the 2022 Black Panther Movie?

There is still no trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. We will keep this page updated whenever new details about the movie come out, so make sure to visit back often. In the meantime, you can review the events of the first movie in this trailer:

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Where to Watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Where Can I Watch the Movie?

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Martin Freeman as Agent Everett K. Ross

You can watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theatres near you once the movie is released. As soon as the theatrical period for the movie is complete, we may see it on streaming sites like Disney+.

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Black Panther will never be the same without Chadwick, but Wakanda is a land with many people who have many stories to tell. Let us travel through the country together, learning new myths and meeting new people, starting with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.