Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has had its share of highs and lows over the years. Following Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death in 2020, director Ryan Coogler had to reimagine the story without him. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, confirmed that the studio had agreed not to recast T’Challa. This means that the sequel will have to address his absence moving forward.
Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett will reprise their roles as Shuri, Okoye, M’Baku, and Ramonda in Wakanda Forever. As a way of paying tribute to the late MCU veteran, these characters will be given a more prominent role in the second film.
Rumors and reports indicate that Wakanda Forever will be a more successful film than its predecessor, which is still under wraps. One of the show’s stars has now voiced a similar sentiment on social media.
In honor of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, actress Angela Bassett appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show to discuss her role as Wakandan Queen Ramonda.
It’s going to be better than Black Panther, according to the actress, who made the claim via The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s going to be amazing. It’s going to top [the first] one. Can I say that? Marvel, can I say that?”
According to actress Angela Bassett, it was “hard” to return to shooting the sequel without the late Chadwick Boseman. “Ryan Coogler is the perfect leader” to lead the sequel, according to the MCU actress.
“It is. He was such an example, such a leader, an amazing talent — we all know that. Big heart, great intellect, and we just hope to raise his standard. It will be amazing. Our director Ryan Coogler. Writer. Director. Perfect leader.”
Angela Bassett’s latest comments, coupled with rumors about the movie’s plot, have many fans excited for its upcoming sequel.
A major conflict between Wakanda and Atlantis could be on the horizon if the sequel features Namor the Submariner, as previously reported. Just from the premise, it appears that the sequel will have a larger scope than the original.
Wakanda Forever will also touch on a number of other storylines, including the fate of T’Challa, the debut of Ironheart, and the African nation’s influence on the world. The sequel has the potential to raise the bar for the series in a variety of ways while also paying homage to Chadwick Boseman’s Wakandan leadership legacy. Overall, Wakanda Forever is a significant part of MCU’s Phase 4 plans.