“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, directed by Ryan Coogler, is set to be released on November 10th in Hungary and November 11th in the U.S. After the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman, the role of T’Challa will not be recast, as the movie will focus on a range of interesting supporting characters introduced in the first movie, while simultaneously introducing exciting new figures.
In the second installment of the Black Panther series, following the events of “Avengers: Endgame”, the leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda are fighting to protect the nation after the demise of King T’Challa, while a new threat emerges from the hidden undersea nation of Talocan.
Two of perhaps the most popular characters from the first Black Panther movie returning will be Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), the late king’s former lover who was put in charge of the kingdom’s new humanitarian outreach program at the end of the movie, and Okoye (Danai Gurira), the head of T’Challa’s honor guard. In addition, Martin Freeman will return as CIA agent Everett K. Ross, and Letitia Wright will once again play Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister. Another familiar face will be Angela Bassett’s as Queen Ramonda, the mother of Shuri and T’Challa.
Playing an exciting new character, Tenoch Huerta will make his debut as Namor the Sub-Mariner, the leader of the aforementioned Talokan. Interestingly, the actor himself told the press that he had to take swimming lessons in order to be able to play the iconic Marvel antihero. While in comics, Namor is the ruler of Atlantis, Talocan is a Mesoamerican-inspired civilization with great riches hidden beneath the sea.
Two other gripping characters in the Talocanian civilization will be Namora (Mabel Cadena), the cousin of the empire’s ruler, and Attuma (Alex Livinalli), a ruthless warrior, who might very well become the villain of the movie.
With a runtime of 161 minutes, the movie will be an important milestone for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, becoming its 30th film.