‘Black Panther 2’ First Trailer Unveils Marvel’s Emotional Return to Wakanda and War With Namor
In the first trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Marvel transports viewers back to Wakanda.
The trailer moves between shots of Wakanda’s aquatic settings, futuristic technology, and what appears to be a funeral with crowds of Wakandans clad in white while using the lyrical motif of “We going to be fine” from Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.”
Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, says,
“I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone.”
Who will assume the mantle of the Black Panther? is a question that hangs over the trailer. At the end of the trailer, a figure wearing the hero’s suit is visible, albeit it isn’t made clear who is wearing it.
Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con, the footage made its debut at the conclusion of the massive Marvel Studios panel. It was preceded by a fanfare for the subsequent panel performed by a group of traditional African singers.
The first “Black Pantherwriter-director “‘s Ryan Coogler then spoke on stage about the follow-up while lamenting on the passing of Chadwick Boseman, the series’ original lead. The principal actor T’Challa, Boseman, passed away in August 2020 after a four-year, private struggle with colon cancer.
It will be challenging to follow that up, but we’ll try, added Coogler. “I haven’t been here in five years. The late great Chadwick Boseman, who played our T’Challa, was seated next to me as the first clip from “Black Panther 1” was premiered.
Boseman was reportedly squeezing Coogler’s shoulder as he watched the first scene, the filmmaker revealed. I can already feel his hand on me, I swear to you.
The sequel will “travel to new locations in Wakanda that we haven’t seen before and it goes to new places in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” according to Coogler, who also provided some details about it.
The “Black Panther” cast members Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong’o were then introduced by director Ryan Coogler on the Comic-Con stage.
Duke said of the follow-up,
“It’s a labor of love, and I have so much gratitude to be a part of it and be able to share it with you.
It’s a good thing. It feels amazing to see you guys and celebrate big bro at the same time because we’ve all matured so much as a family, Wright said.
Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Alex Nivilani, Mabel Cadena, and Tenoch Huerta, all newbies to the series, also joined the panel. In the movie, Huerta will play Namor, the Submariner, a beloved character from Marvel Comics.
Huerta expressed his excitement and happiness at being present. “I have a quick statement to make on inclusivity. I was brought here by inclusion despite coming from the neighborhood. Without inclusiveness, I wouldn’t be here. Many children from the neighborhood are here, dreaming of being here. And they’ll succeed too! They are going to succeed!
“It feels incredibly amazing witnessing the drummers and dancers. The musical performance that started the panel is fantastic. It brought to recall what a privilege it was to back this cast.
In a May interview with Variety, Wright discussed the profound effect that actor Boseman’s death had on the group, claiming that the new movie is “an extraordinary respect” to the late actor.
According to Wright,
“We honored him by committing ourselves to the story he established, the legacy he started with this franchise. “And we just committed to working hard every day, no matter what conditions we faced—and we faced a lot of difficulties, a lot of terrible situations—but we came together as a team, and we poured everything into this movie, so I’m happy for you to see it,” the director said.
On November 11, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will open in theaters across the United States.
View the complete trailer below.