Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige says that the upcoming film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be a very special movie.
Back in 2018, Black Panther became one of the highest-grossing films of all time in the United States and was one of the best-reviewed superhero films ever made. It would also go on to become the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture and is generally considered to be one of the best films in the Marvel canon. Sadly tragedy struck before the second film could enter production.
On August 28th, 2020 lead actor Chadwick Boseman died after four year battle with colon cancer. The news came as a shock as the Black Panther star had only informed a small number of people about his illness and even fewer still knew just how severe it was. This did leave the future of the Black Panther franchise in question and many have wondered just how it would continue without Boseman in the lead role. While we still do not have answers to these questions, producer Kevin Feige thinks that what they are putting together will be a special experience.
While speaking to Rotten Tomatoes, Keven Feige spoke briefly about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. He didn’t reveal what the film would be about but seemed to think that the writers behind the film did incredible things with the script:
“And I will say that Ryan and our producer, Nate Moore, and the entire cast, and our co-writer Joe Robert Cole, have done some remarkable things in the story and the draft. The team is assembling once again and cameras roll in the not-too-distant future on that. And it will be extremely emotional across the board, but I think they have something very special in mind.”
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Here is the synopsis for the first film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to hit theaters on July 8, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!
Source: Rotten Tomatoes