Marvel Studios Reveals 'Black Panther 2' Sequel Name And Release Date In Awe Inspiring Mega Trailer
Marvel just released a mega trailer with info regarding movies coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the near future. The mega trailer gave us a look into the movies that are coming in MCU’s Phase 4 along with their release dates.
It also teased the Fantastic Four, confirming that Marvel’s first family will join in on the fun soon.
The trailer started with the late comic legend, Stan Lee’s voiceover, talking about the world being one enormous family.
The video continuously switched between the numerous characters who we have seen on the screen for the past decade, highlighting some of the most memorable moments in the 20 plus MCU movies.
It confirmed the title and release date for ten movies, spread out between Black Widow releasing on July 9, 2021, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 coming out on May 5, 2023.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Aside from serving the purpose of a trailer, the video also paid tribute to two members of the MCU family we lost in the last few years, Stan Lee and Chadwick Boseman.
It revisited some of the iconic moments of Boseman’s character T’Challa, including the last moments of Killmonger and Black Panther’s rallying cry of “Wakanda Forever!”
The mega trailer confirmed multiple titles and dates, each expanding the ever-growing world of MCU.
However, the biggest reveal in the trailer was the title of the second Black Panther movie — Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Previously, it had been announced that Black Panther 2 would be released on July 8, 2022, but its official title wasn’t confirmed.
Boseman’s Character Will Not Be Recast
Boseman passed away on August 28, 2020, following a private battle with colon cancer. He left a powerful impression as T’Challa and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced in December that they wouldn’t recast his character.
Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives. His portrayal as T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. It’s for that reason we will not recast the character.
The actors who are expected to reprise their roles from the first movie are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, and Letitia Wright.
Nyong’o spoke about the way Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was shaped without Boseman, saying it felt “spiritually and emotionally correct.”
During Michael B. Jordan’s appearance on Sirius XM, the actor revealed that the script they were developing for the sequel would be a reflection on a lot of circumstances and tragedy of the past year while honoring Boseman.
Filmmaker Ryan Coogler also called Black Panther without Boseman the hardest thing he had to do professionally.