Black Panther 2 cast as MCU movie lands on Disney+
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe reunites the tribes of Wakanda as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever lands on Disney+.
Ryan Coogler returned to the director’s chair for the 2018 follow-up Black pantherfollowing the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman.
The film had the honor of rounding off Phase 4 of the MCU before we enter Phase 5’s selection of Blade, Thunderboltsand more.
As the film finally becomes available for streaming, here’s everything you need to know about it Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast
Despite Boseman’s passing, it left a hole in the Wakanda forever the cast is thankfully a mix of old and new faces to honor his legacy.
First and foremost, Letitia Wright is back as Shuri: T’Challa’s inventive sister who created his older brother’s suit in the first film.
Keeping the family ties, Angela Bassett also returns as Queen Ramonda, widow of King T’Chaka and current ruler of Wakanda.
There’s also more from Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, who was T’Challa’s love interest in the first film.
Danai Gurira returns as the fearsome Okoye to lead the female Dora Milaje warriors. Martin Freeman reprises his role as CIA agent Everett Ross, and Winston Duke once again plays M’Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe.
As for newcomers, there’s the much-hyped arrival of Tenoch Huerta as Namor. Dubbed Marvel’s first mutant, Namor the Sub-Mariner predates Marvel Comics alongside the original Human Torch and Captain America as one of Timely Comics’ ‘big three’.
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This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Namor with an Easter egg in the 2010s Iron Man 2 apparently referring to Namor’s homeland of Atlantis.
Namor’s bond with Black Panther was confirmed in Avengers: Endgame when Okoye was referring to dealing with a series of deep-sea earthquakes off the coast of Africa. Writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus confirmed that it was a tease of Namor.
Finally, there’s the debut of Dominique Thorn’s Riri Williams. In a fleeting glimpse of the character in the trailer, we see her honoring her legacy as the next Iron Man by creating her own suit. It’s a subtle throwback to Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark who did the same in 2008 Iron man.
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Michaela Coel is also coming to the MCU as Aneka, the woman who trained the Dora Milaje.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Release date
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is out on Disney+ now.
To say Wakanda forever had a troubled production would be an understatement. Although Kevin Feige officially confirmed Black Panther 2 at Comic-Con 2019, plans were irrevocably changed upon Boseman’s death in August 2020.
He was tapped to return for a trilogy of Black panther movies, but his death came after Coogler had already submitted a first draft for Black Panther 2 meant it had to be adapted to deal with his passing.
The idea of remaking T’Challa was quickly shot down by Feige, while Coogler stepped away to refine his script. At this time, the release was moved from May 2022 to July 8.
Despite Boseman’s death, filming was pushed back just three months to June 2021.
The film faced further complications, including Wright suffering an injury on set, COVID restrictions, and Lupita Nyong’o testing positive for the virus.
Wakanda Forever’its theatrical release was again delayed to 11 November 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is out on Disney+ now. Watch a trailer below.