The first teaser of Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dropped at the San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, July 23. The teaser aptly depicts the void and grief at the loss of actor Chadwick Boseman who had essayed the role of the Wakandan hero in the films.
The film will mark the return of the Black Panther after Chad’s death in 2020. He died at 43 years old due to colon cancer. After that, the future of his Black Panther series was in a limbo. However, director Ryan seems to have come through as the new teaser suggests.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER TEASER OUT
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler was on site in San Diego to preview the highly anticipated film, which is due to arrive in theaters on November 11. It will serve as the conclusion to Phase 4. With an emotional rendition of No Woman No Cry in the background, fans see the return of Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Letitia Wright’s Shuri, along with new characters in the teaser. Tenoch Huerta will play Namor the Submariner and is joined by Mabel Cadena as Namora and Dominique Thorne as Ironheart.
Queen Mother Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, takes over the United Nations, as she calls herself ‘Queen of the most powerful nation in the world’. “And my entire family is gone,” she tells the men in suits. We also spot Shuri (Letitia Wright). She is seen leading what appears to be a funeral. There are underwater scenes of a child being born and men hitching rides across the ocean on massive whales.
Watch the teaser here:
Black Panther 2 is due to arrive in theaters on November 11 and serve as the conclusion to Phase 4. Ryan paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman at the comic con. “The impact that he made on this industry will be felt forever,” he said. Chadwick’s performance as T’Challa in the 2018 film Black Panther is still considered one of the most nuanced in the MCU and his untimely death in 2020 saw a painful challenge for Marvel.