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Black Panther 2: What We Know About the Sequel (After Chadwick Boseman’s Death)

When will Black Panther 2 be released, what will happen to T’Challa and what will the storyline be? Here you can read everything that has already been confirmed about the sequel.

Everything we already know about Black Panther 2

Black Panther matters, it’s the movie that started a more diverse era for Marvel (Shang-Chi probably wouldn’t exist without it), grossed over a billion dollars and showed us that a great movie can be made by one breaks the stereotypes and schemes. One thing is clear: producing a sequel will not be easy. 

From day one of Black Panther’s release, it was clear that this movie might just be the beginning of another big franchise for the MCU, and it wasn’t long before Marvel confirmed that they would be developing a sequel to tell the story of T ‘ To keep telling Challa, Shuri, Nakia and Okoye, and that it should be much better than the first.

Before they could start working on the sequel, Chadwick Boseman, the actor who first brought T’Challa to life on Civil War, died after losing his battle with colon cancer. That made his millions of fans around the world wonder what was going to happen, how they would deal with the actor’s death in the film, and where they could take the story in the future.

During Disney’s Investor Day (which announced all of the Marvel films and series in development), Kevin Feige finally confirmed that they won’t be looking for a new T’Challa to replace Chadwick Boseman, which means that any of the characters from the History or a new one has to “inherit” the Black Panther suit, but it’s too early to say who it might be.

The release date

As Marvel confirmed, director Ryan Coogler will return to direct the sequel, which is due to appear in theaters on July 8, 2022 and later on the Disney Plus platform. The sequel is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

What will the film be about?

We know there won’t be a new T’Challa (that would have ruined the story) and that Black Panther’s costume could be passed on to another character from the world of Wakanda, but so far it has only been confirmed that Coogler wants to focus on that to show a lot more of Wakanda and the characters we met in the first film. Also, they could somehow allude to Boseman’s death and incorporate some kind of tribute into the film.

The sequel will take place after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” which means it could be linked in some way to the series and films coming out in 2021, but that, too, has not been confirmed.

T’Challa discovers in the first film, when he reunites with the former Black Panther, that there will always be someone to protect Wakanda, so we can assume they won’t kill the character, but they will find a good successor must – and most fans see Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister here.

That is not absurd. In the 2009 comic book “Black Panther: The Deadliest of the Species-Saga”, Shuri takes on the title of Black Panther after T’Challa falls into a coma after a fight with Doctor Doom.

Who is returning for the “Black Panther” sequel?

Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman and Daniel Kaluuya are the obvious candidates and some have already been confirmed, but this time there will also be new characters and actors, most notably Tenoch Huerta, the reportedly going to be one of the new bad guys.

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