A new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has revealed several new storylines for the upcoming film.
Unveiled at D23 2022 — but not before the stage explodes in a Captain America musical number — the trailer begins with Angela Bassett’s character at the United Nations. Facing criticism for its threat to the global order, she asked about vibranium and how it could be used as a weapon for mass destruction.
The next scene shows the soldier attacking the Wakandan outreach center and the soldiers bowing to their will. Returning to the Queen, she calls the United Nations a liar, and declares: The King is dead. Black Panther is gone. They’ve lost the guard.” Back at the lab, Dora Milaje appears and fights the soldiers before being presented with them at the United Nations as prisoners.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever SDCC Trailer
The trailer then flashes through several scenes: Shuri in funeral dress, a shot of Namor, the throne room on fire. The queen can be seen talking to Namor, who is later attacked by Mbaku, although Mbaku’s staff is broken as a result. Another quick shot shows Iron Heart long before the new Black Panther hero – which remains a mystery – descends on an icy field.
Director Ryan Coogler discusses Wakanda Forever after the trailer, with cast members Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta and Bassett paying respect to the late Chadwick Boseman.
“It was just an amazing experience and we are absolutely looking forward to bringing it to you,” Coogler said. “It’s the calm before the wonderful storm. Our hearts are Chadwick, he led the way – he showed us the way – and we had to meet his level of excellence.”
The Duke said that everything is big and everything is new in Wakanda Forever. “The technology is fun, the technology is different, the technology is nothing you’ve seen, it’s Wakanda.”
A sequel to the beloved Black Panther has been a long time coming; Following the immense success of the original, production of Wakanda Forever was initially shaken by the tragic death of star Chadwick Boseman. With Boseman’s decision not to continue with the CGI version of T’Challa, the film was revamped to honor Boseman, but also received a new direction. But since filming began, production has been hampered by COVID and delays. The set recently had to be closed due to an outbreak, and was previously put on hold due to an injury to star Letitia Wright.
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