Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an upcoming comic book film based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to 2018's Black Panther and is intended to be the 30th film in the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). The film is being directed by Ryan Coogler, who has co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, and Tenoch Huerta in his MCU debut as Namor, King of Atlantis.
The first footage from the film was shown in a sizzle reel of Disney's upcoming films during the studio's presentation at CinemaCon in April 2022. Marvel Studios released the first teaser trailer for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever at the San Diego Comic-Con on 23 July 2022.
With an emotional rendition of No Woman No Cry by Wailer's playing in the background, the teaser depicts the void and grief that was felt throughout due to the loss of the actor Chadwick Boseman who had essayed the role of the Wakandan hero in the previous Marvel films including Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.
Black Panther 2 is due to arrive in theaters on 11 November 2022 and serves as the conclusion to Phase 4. Ryan paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the comic con. “The impact that he made on this industry will be felt forever,” he said.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige said Phase 5 will kick off in February with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and conclude with Thunderbolts in July 2024. The new Blade, starring Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, also got a release date of 3 November 2023, and Captain America and the New World Order, featuring Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson, will hit theaters on 3 May 2024.
Check out the teaser trailer here: