Of Marvel’s three 2022 films, one of which reigned supreme at the US box office: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which grossed $439.9 million in domestic release. (Interestingly, although it made less money in the US, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has made more money worldwide, at least so far, with $955.7 million compared to $821.7 million.) Now, after a fairly successful run in theaters, the film is headed to streaming.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will debut on Disney+ next month. When it does, it will be available in the “IMAX Enhanced” format, which reportedly (according to the press release) “gives subscribers more picture with an expanded aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience at home.” Wakanda forever is the 16th Marvel film on Disney+ to go IMAX Enhanced.
The film follows the nation of Wakanda after the death of its king and national hero, T’Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman). As the country searches for a new leader, it comes under attack from Namor (Tenoch Huerta Mejía) and his army from the underwater kingdom of Talokan.
Here’s a new TV spot for the film, hyping the streaming release:
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) struggle to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
There’s also a new poster for the film, which reveals the new Black Panther’s secret identity that the previous marketing material worked so hard to hide.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever debuts on Disney+ on February 1.
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