The official title and release date for the highly-anticipated “Black Panther” sequel were revealed Monday in a megatrailer celebrating Marvel movies.
The sequel to the 2018 film starring the late Chadwick Boseman is set to be released July 8, 2022, and is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Kevin Feige, the president of the Marvel studios, said in December that the next movie would not recast Boseman’s T’challa character.
Boseman died last August at age 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.
“Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives,” Feige said at the time. “His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. It’s for that reason we will not recast the character.”
Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) are expected to return.
The three-minute long trailer also gave a first look at Chloé Zhao’s “Eternals,” arriving Nov. 5 and revealed the title of Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” sequel, “The Marvels,” arriving Nov. 11, 2022.
The end of the trailer featured the official titles and release dates for other upcoming Marvel movies including “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Sept. 3) and “Thor: Love and Thunder” (May 6, 2022).
Source: Ameyaw Debrah