The upcoming sequel to Black Panther (2018), Black Panther Wakanda Forever, finally has some new updates about the first looks for old and new characters.
The merchandise for the MCU film has been revealed via a Twitter account, sharing the possible costumes and first looks for Wakandan Princess Shuri and Dora Milaje General Okoye.
After the events of Black Panther, Wakanda must deal with its King’s decision to open the country’s advanced technology and other developed resources to the world. While not much is known, we can confirm a confrontation of sorts between Atlantis and Wakanda.
Following Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death in 2020, Marvel studios decided not to recast T’Challa and instead focus on other main characters introduced in the first film. Shuri (Letitia Wright) will take over her brother’s role as Wakanda’s monarch and probably the mantle of the Black Panther too.
Ryan Coogler, the director and co-writer of Black Panther, will return for the sequel, with some familiar faces coming back too. Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett will reprise their previous roles with one new addition – Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams, a.k.a Ironheart, will be joining the cast.
MCU Facility on Twitter shared Okoye and Shuri’s new look, and the costumes highlighted in the merch might be one of their wardrobe options in the upcoming film. Okoye retains her Doro Milaje outfit, but Shuri sports a new cut and look, her costume foreshadowing her takeover of the Black Panther warrior’s role.
The film is set to release on 11th November 2022, so more information about the cast and plot details will follow soon, probably a month or before the awaited release.
About Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an upcoming American superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It will serve as the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and will be the 30th film in the MCU. The film is being written and directed by Ryan Coogler.
Wakanda grieves the loss of their King T’Challa as the nation deals with opening up their technology to the world. But apart from the diplomatic agencies’ onslaught, Wakanda must face yet another danger as the king of Talcon, an underwater nation like DC’s Atlantis, Namor, has declared war on Wakanda.
Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett will star in the film, which will premiere on November 11, 2022.