An introduction to the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie.
By October 2018, Ryan Coogler signed to write and direct a sequel to Black Panther (2018) and Avengers: Endgame, which Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed was in development by mid-2019 with the placeholder title Black Panther II. The title, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was revealed in May 2021.
Plans for the film changed in August 2020 when Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer. The following cast members are returning: Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (retitled from Black Panther II) is the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the 7th film of Phase Four. It has been revealed that the title character will “not be recast or digitally created” following Boseman’s death. It is presume the title of “protector of Wakanda” will be passed on to another character.
The story is described as “a sequel that will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all the rich and varied characters introduced in the 2018 film.” Producer Kevin Feige told reporters:
“It’s clearly very emotional without Chad. But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.”
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever filming is rumored to be complete. March 25, 2022
Multiple crew members have said that principal photography for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has completed, just months after filming was closed due to COVID concerns.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever production closed down again due to positive COVID tests. January 20, 2022
No sooner than Letitia Wright returned after her injuries, filming has again paused due to an outbreak of cases among its staff. According to sources, “several cast and crew members” tested positive for Covid-19, including co-star Lupita Nyongo.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever resumes filming after Letitia Wright returns following injury. January 14, 2011
Last November it was announced that production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had been halted in order to give the film’s star Letitia Wright, who suffered an injury during a stunt for the film, time to recover. Three months later, however, it was revealed that her injuries were far more severe that initially reported – a “critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects.” Today, a spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that Wright has recovered and gotten back to work, stating, “Filming on ‘Wakanda Forever’ resumed this month as planned, and we’re on schedule.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever temporarily shut down while actor Letitia Wright recovers from on-set injury. November 5, 2021
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will temporarily shut down production while actor Letitia Wright recovers from an on-set injury she suffered in August. Production will pause starting the week of Thanksgiving and start back up in early 2022. Wright was injured in late August while the film was shooting a sequence involving a stunt rig on-location in Boston. Director Ryan Coogler and the rest of the production have been filming mostly in Atlanta since Wright was injured. She has stayed in London while the shoot continued without her.
Disney delays opening date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. October 18, 2021
Disney announced today, that the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be delayed due to production delays. The release date was moved from July 8, 2022 to November 11, 2022.
Ludwig Göransson will return to score Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. September 9, 2021
Music was a key piece in the original Black Panther movie. Today we learn Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson will return to create his anthemic African-inspired music for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
New set photos reveal new killer costumes. August 31, 2021
Marvel released new set photos today on Twitter. They show Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright. The duo arrived in black cloaks to hide their identities (see photo below), before eventually revealing their killer new costumes. Okoye is in a red jumpsuit and black blazer. Shuri is wearing the purple ensemble.
Actress Letitia Wright injured on set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. August 26, 2021
Marvel Spokesperson told Variety Actress Letitia Wright was injured on the set today.
“Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will not only introduce the new Black Panther, the film will feature the MCU debut of Riri Williams, aka Ironheart. August 19, 2021
We learned last year that Ironheart will star in her own Disney+ series. Dominque Thorne will play the part of Riri Williams. Today we learn that before the new series airs, we will meet Ironheart in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said:
“We’re shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, right now, and the character of Riri Williams, you will meet in Black Panther 2 first. She started shooting, I think, this week before her Ironheart series.”
Ironheart was introduced in Invincible Iron Man #7 as Riri Williams, a teenage genius who builds her own Iron Man-like suit while attending MIT. She catches Tony Starke’s attention, who encourages her to become a superhero.
New Black Panther film locations revealed. August 18, 2021
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been filming in Atlanta since June. This week it is reported that filming has moved to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Boston.com discovered the plans after obtaining an email sent out to the MIT community earlier this week. In the email, school officials specifically stated that a production known as “Summer Break” would be filming around campus. “Summer Break” was previously reported to be the working title for Wakanda Forever.
Was the new Black Panther leaked? August 1, 2021
Following the unexpected death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, Marvel made it clear that the new Black Panther would not be revealed until Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hit theaters. In fact, the crowning of Chadwick’s replacement is the core tenet of the movie.
In the meantime, several rumors circulated that just like in the comic books, Shuri would be the next Black Panther. Then M’Baku (Winston Duke) and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) were suggested. Then today a report emerged from The Hashtag Show that seems to contain inside details on Marvel’s plan.
According to THS, the script was rewritten several times and the main villain will be Namor the Submariner (likely played by Tenoch Huerta). And the new Black Panther is slated to be… Shuri. So maybe we had it right all along…
Black Panther 2 brings aboard Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You). (July 21, 2021)
Black Panther adds Michaela Coel to the cast. Michaela Coel has turned heads as of late following the release of her powerful HBO series, I May Destroy You, which she wrote, directed, produced and starred in.
Actor Winston Duke will return as M’Baku. (July 19, 2021)
Actor Winston Duke confirmed today he will return as M’Bakuo. He will be joining back with previously confirmed cast members Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Angela Bassett. Duke acknowledged that his return was an emotional one.
“It was very emotional to read the script. It was emotional to pack to go back to set. But we’re all a bit of a family now and we grieve together, and we’re making something really special.”
Black Panther brings on new cinematographer – Morrison out, Durald in.
Autumn Durald has been brought in to the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever project as the new cinematographer. Durald will succeed Rachel Morrison who was unable to participate in the project due to COVID-related delays on another film. Durald has worked with Marvel Studios (e.g. Disney+’s Loki) before but this will be her first entry into the Black Panther world.
Filming for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will begin in New England starting this summer.
Sources have said filming for Black Panther, Wakanda Forever will begin this summer. One location is rumored to be the Worchester Police Department headquarters hinting that at least part of the film will take place in the United States. Another rumor swirling around Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is that it will introduce Namor and his underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
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