Wakanda has lost its king, however the nation’s people battle on within the emotional teaser trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which debuted at Comic-Con on July 23. From the opening moments, it is clear Wakanda is in mourning for T’Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman), however as a brand new menace looms, Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and the remainder of T’Challa’s family and friends should band collectively to guard Wakanda. Still, even because the franchise is transferring ahead, Boseman’s presence might be felt all through the trailer.
At one level, a mural of T’Challa seems on the display screen as Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) says, “I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world and now my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?”
But although the characters are grieving, a lot in the best way followers are, there’s additionally an awesome sense of hope within the first footage of the movie. From a short flash of an unknown character carrying the Black Panther swimsuit to a different character giving beginning beneath water, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” may be very a lot about embracing new beginnings whereas additionally honoring the previous. Director Ryan Coogler mentioned as a lot in the course of the film’s Comic-Con panel.
“It’s been five years since I was here. I sat about there and we premiered the first footage from ‘Black Panther 1,’ and sitting next to me was our T’Challa, the late great Chadwick Boseman,” Coogler advised the gang, per Variety, earlier than sharing that Boseman squeezed his shoulder as they watched the trailer for the primary movie. “I promise you, I can feel his hand on me right now.”
Coogler went on to tease what followers can anticipate from the “Black Panther” sequel. The director mentioned the film “goes to new places in Wakanda that we haven’t seen before and it goes to new places in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.” Additionally, the trailer’s musical decisions — a cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” — recommend Wakanda will discover a method ahead within the wake of T’Challa’s dying.
Ever since Marvel Studios confirmed “Black Panther”‘s sequel in 2018, followers have been craving for extra particulars. But following Boseman’s heartbreaking dying, many had been left questioning how the franchise would transfer ahead with out King T’Challa. Information in regards to the second installment remained beneath wraps because the cast and crew discovered learn how to honor Boseman and the “Black Panther” legacy.
On May 3, 2021, Marvel confirmed the movie’s official launch date and title, and in June 2021, manufacturing formally kicked off in Atlanta. “It’s clearly very emotional without Chad,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige mentioned earlier than a fan occasion in Los Angeles on June 29, 2021, according to Variety. “But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”
In May, Letitia Wright spoke to Variety about how the cast and crew honored Boseman on set, saying, “We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise and we just committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances. A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team, and we poured everything into this movie.”
Letitia Wright reveals how “Black Panther 2” honored Chadwick Boseman on set, “We committed everyday to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances. A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team.” pic.twitter.com/9UsXU31wBS
— Variety (@Variety) May 22, 2022
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— Additional reporting by Sabienna Bowman.