Marvel Studios unveiled the Black Panther franchise, led by Chadwick Boseman, as part of the MCU four years ago, as part of it’s phase three slate. The film, which eventually earned $700 million in the United States and $1.3 billion worldwide, as well as an Oscar nomination for best picture, became a cultural phenomenon, with the phrase “Wakanda Forever” being used all over the world.
Sadly the success of the first film has been greatly overshadowed by the death of the beloved Chadwick Bossman and fans of the franchise have put great pressure on Marvel studios to produce a worthy sequel that honors the late lead and surpasses the first movie. Fortunately, based on early reactions to the recently released “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Marvel appears to have done just that.
The 160-minute long Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered in Hollywood on October 26, 2022, with an audience that included the cast, critic’s, movie stars, influencers, and others. The majority of these people have begun sharing their thoughts on social media, and the response from attendees have been overwhelmingly positive.
Black Panther: #WakandaForever is Marvel's most poignant and powerful film to date. It's heavy and dark in the way that it needed to be, and mostly abandons the studio's trademark tone. The craft work levels up in every conceivable way, and the performances rise to the occasion. pic.twitter.com/aAK7jjRMra
— Brian Davids (@PickYourBrian) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever's bigger in scope and scale than #BlackPanther, but its story is also one of Marvel's most intimate and heartfelt. It's definitely a Comic Book Movie, but it’s one that centers grief and the grieving process rather than superheroics and spectacle. Full review soon pic.twitter.com/MzIjwVzjBd
— Charles, Witch from Mercury (@CharlesPulliam) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever is outstanding. It handles loss, grief and revenge with a maturity and seriousness rarely seen in the MCU. Black Panther continues to be their crown jewel. Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta all bring some of the best acting I've seen all year. pic.twitter.com/ECqGxfEyFi
— Lando (@orlandoenelcine) October 27, 2022
#BlackPantherWakandaForever is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Visual stunner, with Angela Bassett commanding every scene she inhabits. Rihanna's "Lift Me Up" will do that for many. Another great post credit scene that's genuinely a jaw-dropper. Don't know about Oscars. pic.twitter.com/55YSor1PrD
— Clayton Davis – Stand with 🇺🇦 (@ByClaytonDavis) October 27, 2022
Namor is one of the better villains the MCU has had to offer. Tenoch Huerta just kills it!
Emotions are heavy. Ryan Coogler ups his game on the action. It’s a lot to take in, balance so much, and is powerfully good. pic.twitter.com/NYxk1UvTYz
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) October 27, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in cinemas on November 11 and by all indications, fans can look forward to an emotional yet thrilling story.