BLACK PANTHER 2: Wakanda Forever Trailer: The official teaser for the much-anticipated superhero movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been released by Marvel Studios. It is a touching tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead role in the franchise before he died.
The footage was shown at the San Diego Comic-Con International Convention on Saturday night. Set to a spiritualist cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” the video shows the fictional African country of Wakanda in mourning. This seems to be a reference to the death of King T’Challa/Black Panther, who was played by Boseman in the first movie. After four years of private treatment for colon cancer, the actor died in August 2020.
Variety says that when asked about Boseman’s death, Coogler said, “It’s going to be hard to top that, but we’ll try.”
“I’ve not been here in five years. I sat there while the first footage from “Black Panther 1″ was shown. Our T’Challa, the late great Chadwick Boseman, was sitting next to me.” The director said that he could feel the star’s spirit in the room. “I promise you, I can feel his hand on me right now,” he said.
Letitia Wright, who is rumoured to be playing Black Panther’s sister Shuri, said she is excited for the movie. “It is a good thing. We’ve all changed a lot as a family, and it’s great to see you all and remember big brother at the same time “she said.
Marley’s line “Good friends we have and good friends we’ve lost” is a reminder that Boseman won’t be on screen as the superhero because the studio said in 2021 that they won’t use CGI to add him to the new movie.
Angela Bassett’s character, Ramonda, who is seen sitting on the throne earlier in the teaser, cries out, “I am Queen of the most powerful country in the world, and my whole family is dead!”
In a scene where a baby is born underwater, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, and Winston Duke all play their roles again.
The clip also shows places in Wakanda that have never been seen before, introduces new characters like Riri Williams, aka Ironheart (Dominique Thorne), and Namor, the Submariner (Tenoch Huerta), gives a sneak peek at a battle that is about to happen, and teases the new Black Panther who is ready to fight.
Duke, who plays M’Baku, said of the sequel, “It’s a labour of love, and I’m so grateful to be a part of it and to be able to share it with you.”