Black Panther Wakanda Forever: Release date, cast, plot, & everything we know

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will address the death of Chadwick Boseman and usher in a new era for the nation of Wakanda. Here are all the details we know so far ahead of the release of the film.

With almost the entirety of the principal cast from the first Black Panther set to return, as well as introducing the underwater nation of Atlantis and its ruler Namor, there is a lot for Marvel fans to be excited for with this movie.

Many of the biggest questions from fans that has yet to be answered is who, if anyone, will succeed T’Challa as the titular Black Panther.

Here is everything we know about the upcoming MCU movie.


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – What is the release date?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be releasing in theatres worldwide on November 11, 2022.

At San Diego Comic-Con 2022, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the final film in the MCU’s Phase 4.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – who is returning to and joining the cast?

The Atlanteans will be introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will pit Atlantis and Wakanda against each other

The Black Panther sequel has much of its cast already confirmed and will see the return of many prominent actors from the first movie, particularly those members of the nation of Wakanda.

Lupita Nyong’o will return as T’Challa’s love interest Nakia, while Letitia Wright reprises her role as his sister Shuri, a brilliant inventor and scientist and – as the latest trailer revealed – the new Black Panther.

Danai Gurira and Florence Kasumba will return as Okoye and Ayo, members of the Dora Milaje.

Everett Ross, a CIA agent who appeared in the first Black Panther, returns in the sequel played by Martin Freeman.

Finally, the throne in Wakanda appears to be occupied – at least for now – by T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda, with Angela Bassett returning.

Newcomers to the Black Panther franchise include Michaela Coel as Aneka, a member of the Dora Milaje, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, the ruler of Atlantis and one of the original Marvel mutants, and Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, an engineering student from MIT who will eventually become the hero Ironheart in her own upcoming series.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – What is the plot?

A still from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer
Shuri in the new Black Panther suit.

The official movie synopsis reads “The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa.”

From the trailer, we can guess that one of these “intervening world powers” will be the nation of Atlantis and Namor. Namor and the underwater nation arriving to the surface to wage a war, with several trailer shots of Namor and Atlanteans fighting against Wakandans.

The first trailer also included a few glimpses of a scene where soldiers appear to be holding Wakandan scientists at gunpoint. This suggests that the US military, or that of another nation, may be invading as well. Beyond those two points, the main issue that will be dealt with in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever concerns the mantle of Black Panther.

Chadwick Boseman’s unexpected and tragic passing meant that director and writer Ryan Coogler had to re-write the sequel movie to find a satisfying way to honor Boseman’s memory while passing that mantle to someone else.

From the trailer, we know that Boseman’s face will be heavily featured in a funeral procession for T’Challa. A central part of this film will look at the ramifications of this loss and focus in on sister Shuri as she accepts to role of the next Black Panther.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailers

The first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 and can be found here. The teaser gave fans their first taste of what to expect from the upcoming sequel.

However, a brand new trailer for the film was just released on October 3, 2022 which you are able to watch below:

This two-minute-long trailer is jam-packed with action, characters and so much more. While the first teaser didn’t explicitly give away the identity of the next Black Panther, this new footage makes it clear that Shuri will be taking on the role.

In the finale scene, we are given a clear look at the new Black Panther suit as well as our first proper look at Riri Williams’ Ironheart look – with a standout shot from the trailer including Williams soaring high into the air in her suit.

Another teaser, titled ‘Throne’ was released on October 26, 2022.

In a new 30-sec actually provides a lot of new information about the movie, including the fact that Namor initially doesn’t view Wakanda as an adversary or ally.

A second new 30-second trailer gives more looks at Riri Williams as Ironheart, as well as the powers of Namor.

Both trailers showcase Nakia in some sort of ceremonial armor that appears to be specific to the River Tribe.

We’ll update this space upon further announcements.

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