3 trending topics from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ trailer release

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" began production in late June, 2021 at Trilith Studios in Fayetteville. MARVEL

Black Panther fans everywhere are ready to run to theaters after seeing the newly released “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” trailer.

Marvel Studios released the trailer at the end of a Comic-Con event and fans got to see a glimpse of all the hard work that has been put into production. There were many familiar faces in the first look, including Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba and Danai Gurira. Viewers got to see some series newcomers as well including, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Alex Nivilani, Mabel Cadena and Tenoch Huerta. One familiar face that was missing was Daniel Kaluuya, who had previously announced he wouldn’t be returning because he was filming another movie.

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During the San Diego Comic-Con event on Saturday, writer-director Ryan Coogler took to the stage to talk about the sequel and even pushing through the loss of the movie’s lead character, Chadwick Boseman. “It’s going to be hard to follow that up, but we’ll try,” Coogler said. ”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.” Boseman died in August 2020 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. “I promise you, I can feel his hand on me right now,” Coogler added.

Once the trailer was released and it made its rounds on social media, it was the next hot topic. One of the topics of conversation was the Chadwick Boseman mural seen in the trailer. About a minute and 30 seconds into the trailer, you can see drummers playing in front of a very detailed mural of the late Boseman, while Angela Bassett’s character declares, “I am Queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone.” It was one of the most powerful parts of the trailer, in my opinion.

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