The first trailer for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ brings fans back to Wakanda.
“We going to be fine” from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” serves as the lyrical motif of the teaser, which moves between shots of Wakanda’s aquatic settings, futuristic technology, and what appears to be a funeral.
She says, “I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” starring Angela Bassett.
The trailer raises an intriguing question: who will assume the mantle of Black Panther? The hero’s suit is seen at the end of the trailer, but it isn’t clear who is wearing it.
A group of traditional African singers performed a fanfare for the follow-up panel before the film was shown at the end of Marvel Studios’ huge presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday evening.
It was then that “Black Panther” writer-director Ryan Coogler, who had previously worked with Chadwick Boseman, appeared onstage to talk about the sequel. T’Challa’s principal actor, Chadwick Boseman, passed away in August 2020 following a four-year fight with colon cancer that he kept quiet.
This will be difficult to follow up on, but we’ll try, says director Ryan Coogler. “I haven’t been here in five years. When we debuted the first footage from ‘Black Panther 1,’ I was next to the late great Chadwick Boseman, who played our T’Challa.”
Boseman was cradling Coogler’s shoulder as he was watching the initial footage, according to Coogler. Right now, I’m sure of one thing: “I can feel his hand on my shoulder.”
“It goes to new locations in Wakanda that we haven’t seen before and it goes to new places in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” said Coogler.
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba and Winston Duke were then introduced on the Comic-Con stage by director Ryan Coogler for “Black Panther.”
According to Duke, the follow-up is “a labor of love” and “I feel such gratitude to be a part of and be able to share it with you.”
“It’s a gift. Our family has grown tremendously, and it’s wonderful to see you all and commemorate big bro at the same time,” Wright added.
Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Alex Nivilani, Mabel Cadena, and Tenoch Huerta, all first-time panelists on the show, also joined the discussion. Huerta will play Namor, the Submariner, a beloved character in Marvel Comics.
This is going to be an amazing experience for me,” Huerta exclaimed. As a matter of urgency, I’d like to address the issue of inclusiveness. I grew up in the hood, and I’m here because of inclusion. Without inclusiveness, I would not be here. Many of the neighborhood children have come to see us and dream of one day being here. Moreover, they’re going to succeed. I have no doubts that they will succeed!
It was “very wonderful” to watch “the drummers and dancers,” said Coel, who praised the musical performance that began the panel. It brought back memories of what a privilege it was to be there for this cast.”
This new picture is a “amazing honor” to the late actor, Wright told Variety in May. The actor’s death had a profound effect on his cast, Wright said.
‘We honored him by dedicating ourselves to the story that he created, the legacy that he started with this series,’ Wright told Variety. To put it another way, “and we just dedicated each and every day to working hard, regardless of what conditions were presented to us—and we faced a lot of difficulties, many difficult situations—but we came together as a team and I’m thrilled for you to see it.”
Beginning Nov. 11 in North America, theaters will show the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Below, you can see the entire trailer.