The sequel to the film Black Panther : Wakanda Forever is planned to be released later this year. After the death of actor Chadwick Boseman , many people asked about the continuation of the story of the superhero. Reporting from Comicbook on Monday (11/4/2022), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever announced the main antagonist character in the film. According to Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse, Namor will be the main villain in the Black Panther sequel.
It is known, Namor has indeed been widely rumored to be appearing in the film with the figure of Tenoch Huerta who may play the iconic character of Marvel Studios. On the other hand, this film should also introduce who will play the character of Black Panther. However, there are already two candidates to play the character of Black Panther, they are Shuri from Letitia Wright and M’Baku from Winston Duke.
Producer Nate Moore recently told ComicBook.com’s Phase Zero podcast that how a stressor affects the film. Especially after the death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020. That of course forced the studio to change their plans for Black Panther. “I think this film has a different kind of pressure, with Chadwick’s disappearance, which is unexpected and narratively unprecedented, to figure out how to deal with it,” Moore said.
However, the plot of Black Panther : Wakanda Forever is not yet known. This film also had to undergo a change after the death of Chadwick Boseman . This sequel will also introduce another main player to the MCU, namely Dominique Thorne who plays Riri Williams aka Ironheart. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on November 11, 2022, directed by Ryan Coogler. The film will star Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Cole, Florence Kasumba, Tenoch Huerta, and Martin Freeman.
Meanwhile, other news also comes from Letitia Wright Rumored to Leave the Black Panther 2 Project
The star of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or Black Panther 2, Letitia Wright is widely said to be leaving the project. The news has been circulating since the beginning of December 2021. After Chadwick Boseman’s death in August 2020, many are wondering who the next hero will be to take on the mantle of Black Panther in the MCU. According to some reports, Wright earned the highest honors on the project, leading some to suspect Shuri would adopt the Black Panther moniker in the next films. But after Wright was injured on set in Boston last month, production on the film was suspended to give him time to recover. His temporary departure and the video he shared on Twitter last year, in which he questioned the safety of a Covid-19 vaccine, quickly sparked rumors that Wright was planning to leave the MCU.
But many think Wright’s decision to leave was partly due to his vaccination status. However, a source close to the production team recently confirmed that rumors of Wright leaving Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are false. “Panther 2 remains on track to resume production in late January in Atlanta,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter. The source also added that Wright would in fact be present on set, essentially shutting down rumors of Wright’s departure.
While it may come as a relief to some that Shuri’s character will still be a part of the MCU, some have not forgotten Wright’s sentiments about the Covid-19 vaccine.
Wright has experienced some major controversy over his stance on a Covid-19 vaccine. Wright continued to publicly apologize after receiving a backlash for his mistaken tweet last year, and has since deleted his social media accounts. Since then, demands have arisen to reprise the cast of Shuri, but Marvel has not, and likely will not, select a new actress to play the character. Directed by Ryan Coogler, this sequel features the return of many familiar characters such as W’Kabi Daniel Kaluuya, Nakia Lupita Nyong’o, and of course, Wright as T’Challa’s sister and Wakanda’s foremost scientist, Shuri. While it’s still uncertain how the film plans to cope with the late Chadwick Boseman’s absence, Marvel President Kevin Feige made it clear the universe would have continued without T’Challa, and that the upcoming film would further the mythology and inspiration of Wakanda.