Marvel shares first look for the long-awaited Wakanda Forever

Marvel Studios has undoubtedly faced numerous challenges over the years in order to achieve the level of success that the Marvel Cinematic Universe enjoys today.

However, the tragic death of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman gave the studio its most difficult challenge yet: continuing the Black Panther franchise without the star who made it so popular.

With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, director Ryan Coogler will attempt to achieve the success the first entry in the franchise got.

Strangely, in the absence of the iconic King T’Challa, the sequel will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and its people, as Marvel Studios has stated that it will not recast the original lead.

Although it’s unclear who will take over the Black Panther mantle, Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, and Danai Gurira’s Okoye will all reprise their MCU roles.

Almost every major character from the first film will be present, including Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, and Daniel Kaluuya.

Aside from the Wakandans, the Black Panther sequel will introduce two more major Marvel characters: Riri Williams’ Ironheart, who will star in her own Disney+ series, and Tenoch Huerta’s Namor the Submariner.

According to previous reports, Namor and his Atlantean army will be the main opponents of the Wakandans, and it appears that the first footage may have provided the first glimpse of what could be that battle.

What did Marvel and Disney show at CinemaCon 2022?

The first footage from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was featured in a sizzle reel shown exclusively to attendees at Disney’s annual CinemaCon presentation.

The footage includes a prominent shot of Nakia, Shuri, and Okoye on the front lines of a major battle, according to Fandango’s Erik Davis.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige promised director Ryan Coogler is “working very hard” on the sequel, according to Chris Gardner of The Hollywood Reporter.

Many people will be disappointed to learn that the first footage from the Black Panther does not show much of anything.

Even though Namor and the Atlanteans are likely who the trio of female Wakandan warriors were preparing to face off against in this battle, they were completely absent from the sneak peek.

In just a few months, Marvel Studios will most likely show Wakanda Forever in a private screening at San Diego Comic-Con, so let’s hope we can see the first footage go online too!

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