The impactful release of 2018’s Black Panther made clear: that the MCU would return to Wakanda soon. T’Challa already had scheduled cameos in that year’s Avengers: Infinity War and its 2019 sequel Endgame, but his standalone film whets fans’ appetites for other stories about the African monarch and hero. As a result, Marvel Studios quickly began planning a sequel to Black Panther. Here’s all we know thus far about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The second Black Panther film title is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Plot
The trailer for the film implies that the nation is mourning King T’Challa’s death. This sequence of events is a devastating reflection of the end of Black Panther hero Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer. T’Challa will not be recast, according to Kevin Feige. Namor, the ruler of Atlantis, poses a new threat to Shuri, Nakia, and the Wakandans.
The sequel would recast the following Black Panther actors: Letitia Wright (Shuri), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), and Martin Freeman (Everett Ross). In November 2020, The Hollywood Reporter teased the possibility of Tenoch Huerta joining the cast as the story’s villain. And we discovered that this is accurate during the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel! Tenoch Huerta is reprising his role as Namor.
As previously reported by Variety, Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) has joined the cast. She is now confirmed to be playing Aneka, a combat instructor for the Dora Milaje in the comics. Also, Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne) will make her live-action debut in the film as Ironheart.