First Glance: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Marvel Studios had quite a showing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, revealing their cramped release schedule all the way to 2025. While some of their trailer reveals were kept behind closed doors and shown exclusively to those in attendance (conventions have long loved doing that), they did release a tease for one of their most anticipated films of the year, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

Obviously with the heartbreaking passing of star Chadwick Boseman, the sequel to 2018’s “Black Panther” was going to be a challenge. The new trailer gives us a little insight into how the MCU plans on handling things. Despite Boseman’s family saying Chadwick would want T’Challa recast and the character’s story continued, Marvel has chosen to write off T’Challa and instead follow his family’s quest to cope with their loss and protect Wakanda. The trailer leans heavy into the emotion which is sure to be felt throughout the film. It also gives us first look at Namor. While all of these things are obvious crowdpleasers, there are still some big question marks. Hopefully director Ryan Coogler can pull it all together.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” hits theaters November 11th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

21 thoughts on “First Glance: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

  1. I saw it the moment it got uploaded on YouTube and… man, I got emotional. This does look like a winner as I hope it at least ends Phase 4 on a high note considering the messiness that the films have been though the TV stuff has been solid with Ms. Marvel being my favorite of Phase 4 so far.

    I hope after Phase 6, Marvel takes a year off. I appreciate what they do but I would like Kevin Feige and company to take a breather at least for themselves.

      • They’re going to need to. It’s just money. There’s always going to be a down period so let Disney give Marvel a break and put some time on new Star Wars movies or something else. Plus, I’m sure the filmmakers and actors working with Marvel want to do something else.

        If I was a logical film executive knowing how much work these people have done and want to do something of their own. I’d be like “sure, go ahead. Just do whatever you need to do and get it out of your system. When you’re done with that and if you want to get back on board with us. Then I’ll wait”.

  2. I loved Chadwick in pretty much everything he did , so it’s hard to detach his sad passing from the trailer . But stepping back the trailer didn’t really draw me in enough but I’m hoping it will be solid . Namor being introduced is very interesting. I liked Black Panther , not as much as many others but will see how this plays out because Chadwick was so good , he carried that movie because the story at times left me a bit underwhelmed.

    • Both T’Challa and Boseman are holes that can’t be filled. I know they’ll put in the effort to make this good. As far as the trailer, it seemed more like a tribute than a tease of the story. I’m still not sure what to expect.

  3. The film looks polished and beautiful, particularly Namor and the submariner world of Atlantis. The big question is: Who will carry the mantle of Black Panther? This teaser gave us a few hints; I can’t; wait to check it out. Ryan Coogler has quite the challenge of pulling all these threads into a big, crowd-pleasing movie.

  4. Of course, every moviegoer will have their own emotional, personal take on whether or not this story has moved forward in the right direction. Some probably feel the franchise should have just ended after Chadwick’s passing. I hope whatever they do pays a great tribute to him. As for this trailer, while I can’t connect many dots about what might be going on, it has me very optimistic and I will be looking forward to seeing it this fall.

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