Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who died after a battle with colon cancer in 2020. Black Panther star Letitia Wright says ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will be an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman.
Speaking with Variety at the Kering Women in Motion dinner at the Cannes Film Festival, Wright opened up about how the film honors Boseman and said that she can’t wait for people to see it.
“It’s an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman,” she said. “It’s jam-packed with exciting stuff. November, it couldn’t come sooner so I’m excited for you guys to see it.”
Wright continued, “We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy he started with this franchise, and We committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced. And we faced a lot of circumstances. A lot of difficult situations, but we came together as a team. We poured everything into this movie.”
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Agent Everett Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Letitia Wright as Princess Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Queen Mother Ramonda, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Isaach De Bankolé as River Tribe Elder, Dorothy Steel as Merchant Tribe Elder, and Danny Sapani as M’Kathu.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wrapped on May 23, A look at some of the Wakanda Forever crew wrap gifts including a hoodie and a hat that features Tepeyollotl the Aztec Jaguar God! Previous rumors have indicated that Namor and the Atlanteans culture and designs will be based off of Aztec/Mayan culture.
Recently Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently confirmed that the film will release as scheduled.
“Looking ahead, our studios will continue to deliver high-quality content at scale with an exciting array of series and films coming to all of our distribution channels,” Chapek said during a recent Disney earnings call. “In fact, our slate for the remainder of this year is incredibly strong with titles like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ms. Marvel, Lightyear, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the long-anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.