Black Panther two is set to begin filming in 2021 to continue the incredible legacy left by the history-making first film.
The terrible news broke in August which Chadwick Boseman had died at age 43 and as fans and the business mourned Boseman’s premature departure, strategies for the sequel (which had been confirmed in October 2018) were understandably put on hold.
But, Marvel Studios is now starting to develop the sequel and determining how it can proceed without Boseman, who helped create the first film such a record-breaker along with a legacy-defining hit.
Our first piece of information came in the form of the movie’s title, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, supported during Marvel’s Phase 4 teaser movie. Here’s everything else we know about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The film is not coming out until 2022.
Black Panther 2 is expected to hit theatres on July 8, 2022, which makes it a prime summer blockbuster. The film will start two months after its first projected release date of May 6.
Black Panther 2 plot: What’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever about?
Coogler had stated that he wanted to explore what T’Challa will be like to develop his role as a king, especially given how different the character is in the MCU from his comic book source.
He said: “I’d be interested to see, you know, what sort of king he is with expertise and the way that impacts his performance in the stories.”
Now that we know for certain that the function of T’Challa will not be recast, the focus of this sequel will have had to change and all we formally know is that it will continue to explore the entire world of Wakanda.
Kevin Feige had hinted he wanted to research more of Wakandan history in the sequel, which might be a path to go down if they wanted to make it a prequel rather than
“Towards the end of the film, T’Challa takes the herb again and experiences his dad, where he’s like,’ Hey, guy. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I Wish to change it’,” he told Entertainment Weekly
“There is that moment where all the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would go,’ I want to see… what’s their story? What’s that story? Who had been Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that next to the left, supporting T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That might be cool’.
“Everything starts as talks like that. The more audiences want to see such tales, the more opportunities we must explore unique time and places.”
Black Panther 2 cast and Michael B. Jordan
Boseman’s untimely departure has left a huge hole in the middle of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Coogler and Marvel have kept quiet about how they plan to deal with the lack of T’Challa, aka the Black Panther. But, they have adamantly stated that the role will not be recast nor will CGI be utilized to deliver back Boseman.
Fans have speculated Letitia Wright may measure up in her role as Princess Shuri. Maybe the sequel will probably be more of an outfit; after all, Disney did emphasize all” the rich and diverse characters” to be further explored.
A new rumor, from Giant Freakin’ Robot, asserts that Sam Wilson (as Captain America) will maintain Black Panther 2. Weird, right? Well, his buddy Bucky’s spent a lot of time in Wakanda, perhaps Sam would like to check it out too.
Oh, and there is also the odd question of Michael B. Jordan’s potential yield. The celebrity has repeatedly fielded questions regarding whether or not he’d bring Killmonger back into the screen, and he has not ruled it out — even though the character is dead.
Besides Wright, the cast members expected to reunite for Black Panther two are:
- Lupita Nyong’Decision as Nakia, a War Dog (undercover spy) in the River Tribe
- Angela Bassett as Ramonda, the Queen Mother of Wakanda and T’Challa and Shuri’s mother
- Winston Duke as M’Baku, leader of this Jabari mountain tribe
- Danai Gurira as Okoye, overall of this Dora Milaje special forces
- Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, head of security for the Border Tribe
- Forest Whitaker as Zuri, an elder statesman
- Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, a CIA representative
- Florence Kasumba as Ayo, a Dora Milaje warrior
It’s also possible that many events in the Marvel Disney Plus series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier lead into Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ayo and many Dora Milaje members show up in the show. They’ve taken Baron Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) back to Wakanda for justice. The Winter Soldier himself, Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), known as the White Wolf in Wakanda, may also make a return trip.
Some new faces will also join the cast of Black Panther 2. Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) will reportedly play among the villains.