Marvel debuted Black Panther 2 at San Diego’s most recent Comic Con. The latest preview demonstrates how the movie series won’t be the same without main actor Chadwick Boseman, but director Ryan Coogler still appears to have crafted a respectable feature.
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther 2 unveiled its first look and trailer. Following the passing of lead actor Chadwick Boseman in 2020, the movie will be the Black Panther’s first appearance since. Chadwick passed away at the age of 43 from colon cancer, leaving his fans in shock and grief around the world and the fate of his Black Panther series in doubt.
Ryan, the filmmaker, seemed to have delivered, nevertheless. He returns fans to Wakanda as the empire faces new threats after a significant rewrite of the screenplay for a post-Chadwick era. Angela Bassett’s Queen Mother Ramonda, who refers to herself as “Queen of the most powerful nation in the world,” assumes control of the UN and makes arguments on behalf of her kingdom. She tells the suit-clad men, “And my entire family is gone.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever employs a tried-and-true Marvel Studios tactic. Similar to how T’Challa had his feature debut in Captain America: Civil War before starring in his own movie, Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams will make her initial appearance in the November release of Black Panther 2 before taking center stage in her own standalone series, Ironheart.
Despite the lack of information regarding Ironheart’s part in Wakanda Forever, set images have revealed to fans that she will appear in scenes alongside Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Danai Gurira’s Okoye at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Although those scenes will center on Riri, the super-smart student, her armored counterpart is also coming, as hinted at in the official trailer. See screenshots below!
Williams is a 15-year-old engineering student who attends MIT on a scholarship in comic books. She creates “the most cutting-edge suit of armor since Iron Man’s” there, putting her on both allies’ and opponents’ radars. Thorne was initially cast as Tony Stark’s heir during Disney Investor Day in December 2020.
Thorne has wrapped up filming for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but she is still in the middle of the Ironheart trilogy. Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Lyric Ross (This is Us), and Alden Ehrenreich are among Thorne’s supporting actors (Solo: A Star Wars Story).
Additionally, we got our first glimpse at Tenoch Huerta’s Namor and the Atlantis underwater environment in the MCU. It’s not known how the Atlanteans ended themselves fighting Wakanda. But it appears that the tough Wakandan warriors, like the Dora Milaje, will have their hands full in the conflict with their brand-new adversaries.
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In addition, the trailer showed what appeared to be a female character wearing a brand-new Black Panther suit. Characters like Nakia and Shuri were reportedly the front-runners to succeed T’Challa after Chadwick Boseman’s unfortunate death before the teaser trailer’s release.
On November 11, Black Panther 2 will be released in theatres, capping out Phase 4. At the comic event, Ryan paid homage to Chadwick Boseman. He declared, “The impact he made on our industry will be felt forever.”
Phase 5 will begin in February with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and end with Thunderbolts in July 2024, according to Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios. The release date for Captain America and the New World Order, starring Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson, and the new Blade, starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, both fall on May 3, 2024.