‘Wakanda Forever’ Trailer: New Black Panther Emerges in Sequel After King T’Challa’s Death
The video, which depicts the tragic death of the late Chadwick Boseman's character, the son king T'Challa, also teases the upcoming Black Panther while remaining mum on who will stand up for the African nation of Wakanda's interests going forward.
In keeping with its promise to make the sequel a monument to the late Boseman, whose character was not recast for the sequel, Marvel Studios included a mural of King T'Challa at one point in the teaser.
But the trailer's biggest enigma is: Who will play the role of the next Black Panther?
The Wakandans are attacked after King T'Challa's passing, especially by a covert undersea nation known as Talokan, and Queen Ramonda, represented by Angela Bassett, remarks, "They have lost their guardian."
"Now is the time for action... Show them who we are, says the queen, Ramonda. As the trailer for the upcoming Black Panther reveals, a lady dressed in a black suit quickly drops from the sky at that point.
The follow-up to Ryan Coogler's 2018 film, which established a cultural touchstone and received a best picture Oscar nomination, is titled Wakanda Forever. Before the Black Panther actor Boseman's tragic passing, Coogler penned a follow-up for him.
Then Coogler and Marvel Studios started figuring out how to advance while respecting Boseman's history.
Lupita Nyong'o, Robin Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Bassett, and Martin Freeman are among the stars of Wakanda Forever, which also stars Dominique Thorne as the protagonist Riri Williams and Marvel newcomer Tenoch Huerta as Namor.
On November 11, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theatres.