One of the most awaited future Marvel Cinematic Universe movies is Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. Black Panther, the very first film in the trilogy, was launched in 2018 and was an instant smash, earning an astounding $1.3 billion worldwide. Since its release, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been met with universal acclaim from audiences and reviewers alike.
Black Panther 2 Is MCU’s Next Big Project
In the latest teaser, we get a better look at Tenoch Huerta’s Namor, who looks to be one of the central sources of tension upon Marvel’s return to Wakanda. Aside from being the follow-up to one of the MCU’s greatest successes, Black Panther 2, Beyond also benefits from a stellar ensemble. Recurring cast members from past MCU films include Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Its director, Ryan Coogler, will come back for further work as well. Unfortunately, Daniel Kaluuya, who portrayed W’Kabi, will not be back for the sequel. Given Kaluuya’s central position in the previous film and the fact that his character was married to Gurira’s Okoye, it will be fascinating to watch how the filmmakers deal with his departure. Sadly, Chadwick Boseman, who headed the cast of “Black Panther” in 2018, died away in August of 2020. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Boseman has portrayed Black Panther/King T’Challa in three films: Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Also, in the Marvel animated series What If…?, he played T’Challa again, but this time as Star-Lord. After Boseman’s unexpected death, Marvel Studios said they will not replace the character of Black Panther/King T’Challa in Black Panther 2. That is why the sequel’s plot will revolve around a different set of series regulars. The teaser, however, took care to both remember the actor and the role and hint at the identity of the new Black Panther.