A First Look at ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

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| LAST UPDATE 07/26/2022

By Zuzanna Krause
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The official Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser has officially been dropped -and fans are going wild. After the instant success of the 2018 film Black Panther, the follow-up has been a long time coming. And the short two-minute promo gives us a sneak preview of Wakanda and everything we've missed since last time around. So let's dive right in, shall we?

The trailer shows glimpses of what looks to be a funeral in Wakanda, with crowds of Wakandans dressed in white, as the music changes to Kendrick Lamar's Alright. However, the question everyone is waiting to know the answer to is: who will take on the highly-coveted role of the Black Panther? The teaser ends with a hero figure dressed in the suit. However, it is unclear who it actually is. However, writer-director Ryan Coogler teased that the upcoming film "goes to new places in Wakanda that we haven't seen before, and it goes to new places in the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

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Amongst all the excitement of the upcoming Marvel film, Coogler stated during the panel that "It's going to be hard to follow that up, but we'll try," after the death of Chadwick Boseman, who played T'Challa. Boseman passed away in 2020 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. During the panel, Coogler shared how important this upcoming film is and how Boseman is always with him. "I promise you, I can feel his hand on me right now," he said.

Returning actors Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and more will be seen once again in Wakanda - amongst a few new players such as Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, and Tenoch Huerta. The cast joined Coogler on the Comic-Con stage as the actors shared their love for the film with the audience and presented the teaser. "It's a labor of love, and I have so much gratitude to be a part of it and be able to share it with you," Duke told the audience. "It's a blessing. We've all grown so much as a family, and it feels great to see you guys and honor big bro at the same time," Wright added. The star-studded film will be released this upcoming fall on November 11. Until then, stay tuned.

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