Since the release of Black Panther in 2018, the film has gained massive success and bagged several awards including a couple of Academy awards too. The movie definitely left its mark on the superhero genre of film-making by how insanely popular it became. Some fans even treated the film as a message of empowerment for the POC community worldwide. Since then, the Marvel community of fans has been rooting for a sequel. It has been pretty obvious since its release that Marvel would continue the franchise and release a sequel at some point. Now, two years after the first one, there are several updates on the sequel. Read more to know about them all!
Release Date: “Black Panther 2”
Kevin Fiege, the director of the film, has stated that the film is in development. At the D23 Expo last year, it was announced that the sequel would be released on May 6, 2022. As much as that is a long wait, we can safely assume that like always, Marvel is going to deliver a worthy sequel for an amazing film.
Star Cast: “Black Panther 2”
The lead cast, as with most other Marvel franchises, is expected to return for the sequel. That includes Chadwick Boseman as ‘T’Challa’, Letitia Wright as ‘Shuri’, Lupita Nyong’o as ‘Nakia’, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Danai Gurira as ‘Okoye’, Daniel Kaluuya as ‘W’Kabi’ and Angela Bassett as ‘Ramonda’. Martin Freeman is also expected to be back for his role as ‘Everett Ross’, however, no official announcement has been made. Fans are expecting Michael B. Jordan’s incredible antagonistic role of Erik Killmonger to return (although the character died in the last film).
Plot: “Black Panther 2”
For now, Marvel seems to be keeping the script details of the film under wraps. No one from the crew has made any comment either. This is characteristic of most productions from Marvel Studios since most of their films are usually treated secretively to avoid leaks and spoilers. However, there’s a lot of speculation from fans online about what might happen in the film. There has been a significant setting up for the appearance of Namor (Marvel’s version of Aquaman) in Phase 4 of the Marvel universe. It is expected that Wakanda might come under attack again by Namor. There are also rumors about Erik Kilmonger returning since in the first movie, we saw him ingesting a heart-shaped herb after defeating T’Challa. This could be a possible way of him coming back. However, since there has been no trailers and the film is in very early stages at the moment, we will have to wait for more details.
Storyline: “Black Panther 2”
The first film introduced us to, not only the origins of Black Panther (the comic book superhero), but the origins of Wakanda and T’Challa as the king. The story set up the struggle and triumph of the superhero over the Jabari tribe and developed his ambitions and ideologies for the audience to sympathize with. The film had ended with T’Challa being crowned king and Wakanda finally joining the global community of nations.
The storyline in the sequel is expected to display T’Challa as the king of Wakanda and how he changes himself for this role. His choices and his actions are what the fans are looking forward to watch on the big screen.
We are excited to hear “Wakanda Forever!” once more in 2022. How about you?