Despite the debut of the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at San Diego Comic-Con last month, we know surprisingly little about successor to one of Marvels most iconic film. Fortunately, the PR machine is alive and well, and now empire gives us a good look at some of the film’s characters. Trimming off the new cover empire magazine is three of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverleading players: Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Tenoch Huerta (Namor). All three stars appear regal, determined and like Marvel royalty.
The 2018s Black Panther grossed $1.3 billion worldwide upon release, blowing away analyst and audience expectations. The subject of racist attacks online prior to the film’s release, Black Panther‘s box office performance sent trolls back under their bridges with their tails between their legs, questioning their life choices. The film’s success sparked a sea change in the film industry, proving that big-budget films with a black cast could break records and beat the box office.
Unfortunately the star is off Black PantherChadwick Boseman (T’Challa), died of cancer near the start of production for the sequel. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever quickly became an impossible film. How do you move forward while honoring the star who helped start a cinematic revolution? You will need to read the latest edition of empire to find out, although I’m sure the passion of the cast and filmmakers has a lot to do with it. From what I gather, everyone poured their heart and soul into making Marvel’s Black Panther successor.
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke and Dominique Thorne, in her debut as Riri Williams (Ironheart), take center stage in the new film, with Tenoch Huerta as Namor, the Submariner. Ryan Coogler returns to the franchise to direct and co-write the sequel with Joe Robert Cole, which looks just as colorful, emotional and exciting as the original. The sequel finds Wakanda pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of King T’Challa.
You can check out the new one empire magazine covers below, including the gorgeous subscriber cover featuring Namor’s incredible headgear.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever coming to the cinema on November 11, 2022. Will you honor Boseman’s memory when the movie comes out? Tell us in the comments.