Everything You Should Know About The Black Panther 2 Wakanda Forever

Black Panther 2 Characters

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever character posters have been released, spotlighting the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel’s impressive ensemble cast.

The new posters have also offered Marvel fans their best look yet at some new characters, particularly Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams (in an early Ironheart suit), Tenoch Huerta’s Namor, Mabel Cadena’s Namora and Alex Livinalli’s Attuma. Some returning Black Panther characters to receive their own posters include Shuri, M’Baku, Nakia, Okoye and Everett K. Ross.

Michaela Coel’s Wakandan warrior Aneka also received a character poster, teasing how important her character will be in the upcoming MCU sequel. Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler previously explained that Coel was perfect for the role of Aneka since they were both “kind of a rebel” in their respective industries.

The British-Ghanaian actor also revealed that she loved the significance of Aneka’s upfront queerness, saying, “That sold me on the role, the fact that my character’s queer. I thought: I like that, I want to show that to Ghana.” Given Ghana’s longtime history of anti-LGBTQ+ policies, Coel felt that it was important for her to play Aneka, explaining, “I know just by my being Ghanaian, Ghanaians will come.”

Wakanda Goes to War

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will incorporate the real-life passing of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman into the film’s story, showing the leaders of Wakanda coping with the sudden loss of King T’Challa.

The official poster and trailers for the upcoming film have also teased a clash between the nations of Wakanda and Talocan, the Aztec-inspired underwater world ruled by Namor. In addition to introducing audiences to a previously unseen part of the MCU, Wakanda Forever will also debut the new Black Panther, whose identity has so far been hidden in the film’s marketing.

However, this hasn’t stopped fans from theorizing who could be behind the mask, with most believing the evidence points towards Shuri stepping up as Wakanda’s next Black Panther.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the second superhero film Coogler has directed for Marvel Studios. The director joined the original 2018 film following the success of his Rocky spinoff film Creed in 2015.

After Black Panther went on to make over $1 billion at the global box office and earn an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination, Marvel quickly closed a deal to have Coogler return for Wakanda Forever.

However, Marvel’s partnership with Coogler may soon extend beyond the Black Panther films as recent reports have suggested that the director is being considered to helm the upcoming crossover event film Avengers: Secret Wars. Representatives for Marvel Studios and Coogler have not confirmed or denied the Secret Wars reports at this time.

Wakanda Goes to War

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will incorporate the real-life passing of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman into the film’s story, showing the leaders of Wakanda coping with the sudden loss of King T’Challa. The official poster and trailers for the upcoming film have also teased a clash between the nations of Wakanda and Talocan, the Aztec-inspired underwater world ruled by Namor. In addition to introducing audiences to a previously unseen part of the MCU, Wakanda Forever will also debut the new Black Panther, whose identity has so far been hidden in the film’s marketing. However, this hasn’t stopped fans from theorizing who could be behind the mask, with most believing the evidence points towards Shuri stepping up as Wakanda’s next Black Panther.

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