The globally renowned Marvel Studios is fulfilling its promise of Wakanda is forever as the film studio moves ahead with the much awaited second instalment in Black Panther franchise following its 2018’s massive box office run with almost seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and the sequel’s future had been uncertain and in a state of limbo following 43 year old late hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman’s death in August 2020 from colon cancer but now that the Black Panther sequel in officially filming, here’s everything we know about Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
With the official confirmation on 10th December 2020 from Disney Plus social media handle on globally prominent microblogging site twitter, who have confirmed plans for this upcoming sequel to Black Panther, their tweet read, “Black Panther 2, opening July 8, 2022, is being written & directed by Ryan Coogler. Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios” and so now let’s take look at everything we know about Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Finally the official release date of highly anticipated hollywood movie along with its title has also been announced on social media in May 2021 and now especially for fans, we take a thorough glance on everything we know about Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Now that a release date and official title has been announced, fans can look forward to a sequel that honors late iconic actor Chadwick Boseman’s legendary contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Ahead, everything we know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, including when the film will be released.
The tweet by Disney plus handle in December 2020 officially announcing the title and release date of this film read, “Black Panther 2, opening July 8, 2022, is being written & directed by Ryan Coogler. Honoring Chadwick Boseman’s legacy & portrayal of T’Challa, @MarvelStudios will not recast the character, but will explore the world of Wakanda & the rich characters introduced in the first film”.
Marvel announces official title and release date for sequel – Back in May 2021 on 3rd May, Marvel officially unveiled and dropped a nostalgic mega-trailer called “Marvel Celebrates The Movies”. This trailer revealed Marvel’s upcoming film’s official titles and theatrical release dates. Amongst all the titles presented was also Black Panther’s sequel film named Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther 2 is currently being filmed – Back in June 2021 on 29th June in an interview with a globally reliable entertainment publication, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer, Kevin Feige informing that the shooting for Black Panther sequel has officially begun at the Black Widow global fan event in Los Angeles said, “It’s clearly very emotional without Chad, but everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud”. The sequel titled Black Panther 2 will be filmed in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios.
Five different versions for Black Panther 2 script – In an earlier interview with globally digital weekly hollywood entertainment portal, Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Mother Ramonda, revealed that the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie script is up in the air and also not yet been revealed to anyone as the cast and crew continue to film in Atlanta and explaining about same, she said, “I don’t know what it’s going to look like at all. There have been about five incarnations of the script, and I hear another one’s coming”.
She also explained, “Of course, with our dear king Boseman going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed. So, thankfully, director Ryan Coogler and writer Joe Robert Cole, they’re just such masterful storytellers that they’ve found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans, and it will be honorable of our Chad. We love our king”.
T’Challa is not going to be recast – Post late hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman’s demise in August 2020, the future and status of T’Challa’s character in the Black Panther franchise was in a limbo and flux and according to a leading global entertainment portal, no one at Marvel was made aware or even informed about the actor’s private cancer battle which he only revealed to a tight knit circle of people and back then a source close to Boseman in his quote to the outlet also informed about how up until his death, he believed he would recover and shoot the sequel. Disney has now confirmed that T’Challa will not be recast and that instead the character will be honored in another, yet-to-be-revealed way.
New additions in original Black Panther’s cast – Many of main and principal star cast from 2018’s super hit movie Black Panther would be seen returning for the sequel which include Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Letita Wright as Shuri (in a more major role), Winston Duke as M’Baku, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, and Angela Bassett as Queen Mother Ramonda. Less likely and also not certain to reprise his role is Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, as that character met his demise in the first film itself.
Sources in their quote to a leading global digital hollywood portal back in November 2020 told that Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico, Spectre) will reportedly be seen playing one of the film’s antagonists, though no additional character details have been revealed and have been kept under tight wraps for now.
And while gossip and speculative stories about Hollywood’s iconic singer Rihanna joining Wakanda has not been verified and made official till now, there is reason to celebrate as I May Destroy You’s Michaela Coel has joined the Black Panther sequel.
Beyonce not involved in the movie’s soundtrack – In June 2020 last year a report from a leading global entertainment website claimed about how the queen of American music and versatile grammy award winning singer Beyonce and Disney were in negotiations and talks for a $100 million deal related to her work for three mega budget projects and in which one of them was Black Panther 2.
Even though there wasn’t any confirmation for same from both of them and Beyonce’s last work on a Disney soundtrack had been for The Lion King: The Gift, along with her voice work as Nala in the movie. But the rumors of the pop icon’s work on Black Panther were soon debunked as a senior renowned writer from a global entertainment publication in his tweet back in June 2020 had written, “Despite overwhelming excitement at the prospect, sources tell me there is no big Disney film deal for Beyonce, and she will not contrib to the soundtrack for #BlackPanther2. As a self-professed proud member of the Disney family, it’s likely she’ll work w them again at some point”.