BLACK PANTHER WAKANDA FOREVER. It was the soap opera of this return to cinema, Disney finally confirmed that Black Panther 2 would indeed be released in theaters in France. Here’s what to know about the new Marvel movie.
[Mis à jour le 17 octobre 2022 à 10h39] Three weeks before its release, Black Panther 2 finally confirms that it will indeed be released in theaters in France. This is at least what the press release sent to the press this Monday, October 17 in the morning from Disney announces. For several weeks, Disney had been trying to make the French CNC bend over the media chronology and threatened not to release its blockbuster Black Panther: Wakanda Forever if progress was not made in its direction. It remains to be seen who from the American juggernaut or the national cinema council has bent on the question. Either way, the decision was made by Disney and Marvel Studios to release the Black Panther sequel directed by Ryan Coogler in French theaters. The film will arrive with us on November 9, 2022.
A new trailer for Black Panther 2 subtitled “Wakanda Forever” was released in the United States on October 3, 2022. The opportunity for fans to find out a little more about what awaits them in this sequel made by Ryan Coogler. Wakanda seems to be on edge in the global geopolitical game, as Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) says “We know what you’re whispering: they’ve lost their protector. The time has come to attack.” And obviously, the kingdom of Wakanda, which must face the death of King T’Challa, will have to fight against a major enemy in the person of Namor (Tenoch Huerta), king of the underwater nation of Talokan who seems violently attack the Wakandans in this trailer.
As these images show, the question of the succession of King T’Challa arises but also that of the succession of Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda. The new film from Marvel Studios must indeed deal with the death, unfortunately very real, of actor Chadwick Boseman from cancer on August 28, 2020. For the time being, the trailers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever do not give only a few clues as to the identity of his replacement. It’s about a woman as we can see at the end of this new trailer. This still brings a little water to the mill of the rumor that it is Shuri (Letitia Wright) who takes up the torch in this sequel.
Synopsis – After the death of King T’Challa, the Wakandan heroes must fight against the interventions of other world powers. As Wakanda tries to open a new chapter, its heroes must come together to forge this new path for the kingdom.
Black Panther was released in cinemas in 2018. It will therefore have been necessary to wait four years before discovering a sequel. It must be said that the death of Chadwick Boseman, on August 28, 2020 from colon cancer, not only shocked his fans, but also put an inevitable brake on the production of the film. In the United States, Black Panther 2 is announced for a release on November 11, 2022. In France, the theatrical release of the film was not confirmed until mid-October. Black Panther Wakanda Forever will be released in France on November 9, 2022.
The announcement of the death of Chadwick Boseman August 28, 2020 shocked everyone. The interpreter of Black Panther suffered from colon cancer, which he had hidden from everyone, except his family. He died at age 43. If the news caused grief and amazement, a question inevitably came to mind: how to continue the Black Panther franchise in the cinema without its main actor? The trailer, posted online at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2022, does not answer this question. The mystery still hangs over the estate of Chadwick Boseman.
One of the solutions, acclaimed by many Black Panther fans, would be for Shuri, Black Panther’s sister played by Letitia Wright in the first part, to take over from her brother and become the new heroine and queen of Wakanda. This option has the merit of being based on comics and would pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman. According to We got this covered, this idea would indeed be in the minds of Disney and Marvel. But actress Letitia Wright’s anti-vax remarks during the production of the feature film have cast discredit on the actress, and could have consequences for the film. Note that the second trailer for Black Panther 2 reveals that a woman takes over the costume of the Wakandan hero in the sequel, although we don’t know yet…