Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Resumes Production Soon, Release Date Reportedly Won’t Change Due To Production Delay
When you’re a Marvel fan, you always, but always have something to look forward to. One month after the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home, fans are now looking forward to the upcoming movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as the upcoming Disney+ series Moon Knight, for which we are about to get the first trailer very soon. But if we look more forward into the future, we see that next November we’re also set to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a sequel to Ryan Coogler’s 2018 hit movie that won 3 Oscars.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been in production for quite a while now. However, Letitia Wright, who is set to reprise the role of Shuri, was hospitalized after the stunt accident last August. The production continued without her, but after all the scenes that could’ve been filmed without her were finished, the production was put on temporary hold. It was recently reported that Wright now has returned to the set to finish her scenes, but then, a new problem emerged with multiple positive tests for COVID-19 among the cast and crew.
Still, regardless of the evident and not really small production delay, sources for The Hollywood Reporter are saying that the movie will still be finished in time for its release in November this year.
The original Black Panther movie was released in February 2018, and it was a huge hit for Disney and Marvel Studios. Not only that the movie grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, but it was also the first MCU movie that won the Academy Award, three of them — Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design. Late actor Chadwick Boseman played the titular hero, the role he also played in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame. He also voiced T’Challa/Black Panther in an animated series What If…?, which was his last role.
Ryan Coogler returned as a director of the sequel, and Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett are all set to return in their respective roles. Dominique Thorne will also debut as Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart. She is also set for her own spin-off series Ironheart on Disney+.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released on November 11, 2022.