“Bury me in the ocean with my ancestors who jumped from ships, ’cause they knew death was better than bondage.” Erik Killmonger, Black Panther’s beloved antagonist, spoke these words as he fell to the ground. Even during the release of the first installment of Black Panther, no one had expected it to break records. But it did. Chadwick Boseman, as the titular prince T’Challa/Black Panther, was catapulted to success for his portrayal. Michael B Jordan playing N’Jadaka, was immensely praised for the character’s depth and conviction. The movie also stars Lupita Nyongo, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, and Letitia Wright, making a very strong ensemble.
The movie follows T’challa back to Wakanda, a country hidden from the normal world. The Kingdom is lightyears ahead in technology and strength but have decided to keep it away from humans. The people of Wakanda crown T’challa as the King after his father’s death. However, the mysterious Erik challenges T’challa for the throne. The characters deal with themes of family, betrayal, tradition, and the question of whether Wakanda should remain hidden.
Black Panther was the first superhero movie nominated for the Best Picture Oscar. So, there was never any question if there will be a sequel. Kevin Fiege confirmed that Black Panther would be coming back with a sequel at Comic-Con last year. Like the first installment, Ryan Cooglar will be directing the movie, and the original cast will be back. Marvel confirmed that the movie would be out in May of 2022. This means that it will probably be part of Phase 5 in the MCU.
We don’t have a lot of details of the adventures we will be witnessing, but the wait will definitely be worth it. Filming is rumored to begin in 2021.
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