In the official Disney press release detailing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it is stated that T’Challa died at the time the film begins. Following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020, fans speculated on how the Black Panther franchise would handle the loss of their lead actor.
The first look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began at the Marvel Studios panel at the People’s Convention. The trailer was preceded by a good performance by a group of African singers, followed by the film director, Ryan Coogler, who gave some details about the sequel and the death of Black Panther’s star, Chadwick Boseman.
“It’s going to be hard to follow that up, but we’ll try,” Coogler said of Boseman’s untimely passing. At San Diego’s Comic-Con , “It’s been five years since I was here. I sat about there, and we premiered the first footage from Black Panther 1,’ and sitting next to me was our T’Challa, the late great Chadwick Boseman.”
“Chad is no longer with us physically, but his passion, his genius, his pride, his culture, and the impact he made on this industry will be felt forever,” he added.
“I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda declares.
According to Variety, Coogler said the sequel “goes to new locations in Wakanda that we haven’t seen before, and it goes to new locations in the Marvel Cinematic universe.”
The film will make it’s debut in November of 2022