The highly anticipated Black Panther sequel's first trailer has been released by Marvel Studios, and it meets all of our expectations. Wakanda Forever will debut in cinemas this November after multiple delays due to Covid and a nearly-fatal accident during its filming.
The trailer opens, interesting with a mashup cover of Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry by Nigerian Artist Tems, setting the stage for one of the most emotional sequels in the MCU history. A synopsis of the film states that the characters "must fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death."
"As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda."
Boseman's character T'Challa is seen in the trailer as a mural flashes up, while Angela Basset's character Queen Ramonda delivers an emotional speech: "I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world and now my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?" Tenoch Huerta debuts as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, in the film.
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" director Ryan Coogler was on site in San Diego to preview the highly anticipated film, which is due to arrive in theaters on Nov. 11 and serve as the conclusion to Phase 4. Coogler paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020.
After the massive success of "Black Panther" in 2018, plans for a sequel were quickly set into motion. But those were altered after Boseman's unexpected death from colon cancer. The studio said it would not recast Boseman's role of T'Challa. but very little has come out about the film in the years since. Production wrapped in March after several delays, one of which was due to an injury sustained by Letitia Wright, who plays T'Challa's brainy sister Shuri.
Also returning are Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett, but not Daniel Kaluuya, whose "Nope" schedule conflicted.