- Part II of the film is about T'Challa's Wakanda friends and relatives battling the aquatic armies of Namor, the Sub-Mariner (Tenoch Huerta).
- But at the same time, it is also about a nation grieving for its lost king.
After the first release of Black Panther I in February 2018, Marvel studios has gone again to release Black Panther II recently on October 26, 2022.
This time, things are different, after ‘Chadwick’s’ sudden passing in August 2020, due to Cancer.
In the 2018 sequel, T'Challa (Chadwick) is the Black Panther.
A righteous king, noble Avenger, and fearsome warrior and under his leadership, the African nation of Wakanda flourishes as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.
Though he’s a card-carrying member of the Avengers, his first loyalty lies with his people, and he will defend them to his last breath.
In the new part II of the sequel, executives at Marvel Studios knew that they couldn't recast Chadwick’s part.
Instead, Ryan Coogler, the film's director, made a sequel that pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
Part II of the film is about T'Challa's Wakanda friends and relatives battling the aquatic armies of Namor, the Sub-Mariner (Tenoch Huerta).
But at the same time, it is also about a nation grieving for its lost king.
“I dreaded the start of this shoot because I could not imagine how we would proceed without Chadwick,” Lupita Nyong'o told Devan Coggan at Entertainment Weekly.
“It was unfathomable to me. But Ryan managed to honour his life and his role in both the film and our lives with his moving, truthful, and clear vision.”
Music, Cast and release Date
It was announced in late October 2022, that the film's lead single would be "Lift Me Up" by Rihanna, which is written by Tems (Nigerian), Göransson, Rihanna, and Coogler, as a tribute to late the Chadwick.
This marks as Rihanna’s first musical output since 2016.
Tems says she wanted to write a song that "portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life."
Burna Boy’s (Alone) Stormy’s (Interlude) and Tems (No woman no cry) will also be featured in the sequel among other great artists.
The film will officially be released internationally on 11 November.
Here is a trailer for the film.
WAKANDA FOREVER - 11.11.22