Black Panther 2 is among the films under the fourth phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and despite the untimely demise of Chadwick Boseman, the story of T’Challa and his wonderful hometown, Wakanda, lives on. However, since it has been revealed that a delay has been announced by Disney, what is the status of the movie and when is the new release date?
Is Black Panther 2 Delayed?
Unfortunately, the delay of one is the delay of many for movies in a whole franchise like the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since the first to come out, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, had its release date pushed back two months further in the calendar, it goes the same for Black Panther 2 and the rest of the movies in the slate, up until Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever of Ryan Coogler will be pushed back from July 8, 2022 to November 11, 2022, giving them four more months to prepare for the release of the film. The delay is said to be due to production issues, something not related to the box office unlike rumors spreading about such. Currently, the movie is under production as filming is expected to be finished before this year ends.
Executives from Marvel has confirmed that Boseman would neither be recast nor recreated through CGI and that he would be given a proper tribute in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While it remains in the shadows who would replace T’Challa as the new leader of Wakanda, the closest bet of many would be Letitia Wright’s Shuri, sister of the king.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is expected to explore the homeland of the Wakandans and the incomparable world they built throughout the years with the rich and varied characters that were introduced in the first installment.
Ryan Coogler is the director of the film and it will be starred by Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, and Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda.
Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever gets new release date: November 11, 2022.