Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, UK release date, trailer, plot and cast

Letiticia Wright has said that the film plays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman who played “Black Panther”  (Marvel)
Letiticia Wright has said that the film plays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman who played “Black Panther” (Marvel)

Black Panther 2 will be arriving in cinemas later this year, and we can finally get a sneak peak of the film now that the trailer has been released.

The trailer was debuted at Comic-Con on July 23 during Marvel’s epic presentation and it was confirmed that T’Challa’s death would be a part of the storyline, following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.

Black Panther restarted production in January 2022 and had another week long delay due to Covid but wrapped up in March 2022. The break from November 2021 to January 2022 was to give Letitia Wright time to recover after an on-set injury.

It was then confirmed back in May 2021, that the sequel would be titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. After a couple of delays to its original May 2022 release, the sequel is set to hit cinemas on November 11, 2022.

​​Everybody involved in the production was keen to ensure it pays tribute to Boseman. “We honoured him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy that he started with this franchise," Leticia Wright said in May 2022.

You can watch the trailer below.

Who is in the cast for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?

The following cast members have been confirmed for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

  • Letitia Wright as Shuri

  • Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia

  • Danai Gurira as Okoye

  • Winston Duke as M’Baku

  • Dominique Thorne as Ironheart/Riri Williams

  • Michaela Coel as Aneka

  • Tenoch Huerta as Namor

  • Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross

  • Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda

  • Mabel Cadena as Namora

  • Alex Livinalli as Attuma

  • Isaach de Bankolé as Wakandan River Tribe elder

  • Dorothy Steel as Wakandan Merchant Tribe elder

  • Danny Sapani as Wakandan Border Tribe elder

What is the plot for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?

The official synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reads: “In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

“As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

“Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli.”

It isn’t unusual for Marvel Studios to keep story details about their upcoming Marvel movies tightly under wraps, but the trailer gives our first look at the film and Wakanda without T’Challa, as the Wakandans face the threat of Namor and the forces of Atlantis.