Soon, MCU fans will be able to dive back into the world of Wakanda. Indeed, the second installment of the Black Panther franchise will be released in theaters on November 11. Entitled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, this feature film is still directed by Ryan Coogler.
In this sequel, “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje will have to fight to protect Wakanda from the interference of world powers that come in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the synopsis reveals, “Our heroes must unite with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and chart a new course for their kingdom. »
Disney unveiled the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at Comic-Con 2022 in San Diego.
A dive into the heart of Wakanda
As you might expect, Black Panther 2 also made people talk about it during the D23 Expo. Winston Duke, the interpreter of M’Baku, was present during the panel dedicated to Marvel studios. The actor took the opportunity to make small revelations about the second part of the franchise.
And according to Winston Duke, Black Panther 2 will explore Wakanda a little more.
“M’Baku is no longer an island leader, he is learning to move on. So he has a very broad and expansive view of what’s going on and I think we’ll see a bit more of that, but also how much of an impact it is. I really can’t wait for the fans to see that there will be a lot more Wakanda. There’s so much more than what we saw in the first film, and it’s exciting. »
A broader approach
Previously, it was said that with this second installment, Ryan Coogler wants to take a broader approach. Instead of focusing on one main character, the filmmaker wants to explore the different facets of Wakanda.
The first installment of Black Panther laid the foundation for the franchise by introducing the universe, history and culture of Wakanda. Now that that’s done, Ryan Coogler can explore these themes in depth. In this sequel, the filmmaker also wants to highlight the resilience and strength of the Wakandans who have just lost their king.
The direction taken by this second part allows the MCU to properly pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the interpreter of King T’Challa.