Attendees at San Diego Comic-Con caught the first viewing of BLACK PANTHER 2: WAKANDA FOREVER which has been hailed as the biggest highlight of the Marvel panels. The emotional trailer shows crowds of white-clad Wakandans, underwater ceremonies, modern high-tech facilities, traditional Mayan-inspired environments, and more. This may be a confirmation of earlier speculation that the film will explore the existing characters and the subcultures existing in Wakanda as reflected in costumes, architecture, and Afrofuturism.
Powerful vocals by 27-year-old, chart-topping, Nigerian singer Tems accompany the breathtaking imagery. Performing a cover of Bob Marley’s “No, Woman No Cry” sampling Kendrick Lamar’s “(Everything’s Gonna Be) Alright”, Tems’ vocals paired with intensifying African drumming build through 2 minutes 23 seconds of jaw-dropping visuals.
At SDCC, film director Ryan Coogler, flanked by Marvel president Kevin Feige and film cast members, paid tribute to the “late, great Chadwick Boseman” who died in August 2020 from late-stage colon cancer saying, “Standing here with y’all right now, listening to that music, I promise you, I can feel his hand on me right now.”
Returning to the film are actors Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, and Florence Kasumba. They will be joined by Dominique Thorne (playing Riri Williams) and Tenoche Huerta (playing Namor). “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is in theatres on November 11, 2022.
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