For several weeks, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was not sure of being entitled to its release in French cinemas. But Disney has finally agreed to unveil its feature film in dark rooms across the country.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever : an exit in France threatened
Despite the death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020 and the great doubt of Ryan Coogler after this tragic event, Black Panther will be entitled to a sequel. Title Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, she will pay tribute to the former interpreter of the Marvel hero. The plot of the film will begin right after the king’s death. In a bereaved kingdom, Namor, king of Talocan, will come to break the peace by declaring war on Wakanda. Shuri and his relatives will therefore have to defend their kingdom with the help of new allies.
Marvel fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Wakanda Forever. But last September, we learned that the release of the film was threatened in France. In question, the chronology of the media. This one prevents any work released in cinemas from being shown on a streaming platform for at least 17 months. Disney lobbied the French government to have this law repealed. For this, the big-eared firm used the second part of Black Panther. She thus has threatened not to take him out in the hexagon if she didn’t win.
Disney agrees to release its film in French theaters
Fans of the French MCU were therefore anxiously waiting to know if this conflict was going to be settled. And luckily for them, Disney and the government have found common ground. The big-eared firm has therefore confirmed that Wakanda Forever would be released in theaters in France. The president of its French branch, Hélène Etzi, explains on his Twitter account that she was persuaded by the government’s decision to discussa reform of the media chronology :
The public authorities have clearly recognized the need to modernize the media chronology and a precise timetable has now been agreed to discuss this. In this context, The Walt Disney Company has therefore decided to confirm the theatrical release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever next November 9.
Disney specifies that discussions will be held in February 2023 to decide on the reform to be adopted regarding the media chronology. In the meantime, the famous studio will decide “case by case of the exit strategy” of his feature films. As for the second part of Black Panther, it will therefore not be visible on Disney+ in France before spring 2024. But Marvel fans will therefore be able to discover it in cinemas. It will be released there on November 9, 2022.