NEW YORK — The Black Panther sequel titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
If you’re a ‘Black Panther’ fan, a lover of all that Marvel has to offer, or just want to see an amazing movie, you only have to wait nine days.
The film recently had an exclusive NYC premiere that had audiences cheering loudly before the film even began.
“So I expect people to talk to the screen tonight. I expect people to laugh out loud and join in,” said Winston Duke, who is appearing as “M’Baku,” ahead of the premiere.
Duke’s character was vastly outnumbered in this film, which highlights the strong women of Wakanda.
“They are all going through a great journey and it is not easy. It’s not easy what they’re dealing with. They’re very, very fascinating women in very different ways,” says Danai Gurira, who plays “Okoye,” said of the film’s female powerhouses.
A female character that stands out in this film is “Shuri”, played by Letitia Wright. “Shuri” is the younger sister of “King T’Challa”, also known as “Black Panther”.
In the first film, the late acting legend Chadwick Boseman played a wild “King T’Challa”. Boseman’s untimely death in 2020 left fans devastated and steered director Ryan Coogler in a different direction with the Black Panther sequel.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who plays “War Dog Nakia,” found out about Coogler’s plans for the sequel over a phone call.
“And I remember being very scared to take that call because I wasn’t ready to imagine Wakanda without Chadwick, but then he walked me through the story and by the end I was in tears. They were tears of relief because he found a way to move us forward and still honor our loss,” Nyong’o said.
Ahead of the film’s theatrical debut, Coogler and members of the cast will travel to Miami, Canada, London and Lagos, Nigeria. The press tour underscores the film’s global appeal.
Launching in less than 10 days, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a Disney production owned by the same parent company as ABC.
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