The highly anticipated “Black Panther” sequel is almost here.


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Marvel’s latest movie, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, will release worldwide on Nov.11, 2022.

Gerardo Deanda, General Staff Reporter

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to release Nov. 11, 2022. The original “Black Panther” was released on Feb 16, 2018, releasing four years after its predecessor. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was first officially announced on July 28, 2019. 

Since then, the movie has experienced multiple delays. It was first slated to release on May 6, 2022, and then it was delayed to a July 8, 2022 release; it was once again delayed to its final release date of Nov. 11, 2022. 

There were many different reasons as to why the movie had to be pushed back. The COVID-19 pandemic was a major influence to the constant release changes. The most influential and tragic reason the movie was postponed was the passing of beloved actor Chadwick Boseman. 

Boseman played the titular Black Panther in multiple Marvel movies. He was nominated for 22 awards for his role as Black Panther. 

Boseman passed away at age 43 in his Los Angeles home, after fighting colon cancer. Boseman learned he had stage three cancer in 2016 and it later progressed to stage four. Despite having to battle cancer, Boseman managed to film seven movies in between his cancer treatments. 

He filmed the following movies: “Marshall,” “Black Panther,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “21 Bridges,” “Da 5 Bloods,” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Boseman was an esteemed actor and an inspiration to many African-American boys around the globe.

Although King T’Challa, Black Panther, will not be recast in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” many original cast members are set to return in the sequel. Some of the actors that are confirmed to return are Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and Winston Duke as M’Baku. 

Tenoch Huerta will join the original cast as the villain Namor. Namor is the ruler of the kingdom of Talokan.

Dominique Thorne will also join the original cast, but she will join as an ally. Thorne is playing Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart. Williams is a young girl who aspires to be like Ironman and follows in his heroic footsteps. Williams is receiving her own Disney+ show, titled “Ironheart,” in the fall of 2023.

Like every Marvel movie, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has no shortage of rumors and speculations about who might make a surprise appearance in the film. Among the characters thrown around are Captain America, Val, Erik Kilmonger, and Doctor Doom.

Kilmonger was supposedly killed at the end of “Black Panther,” but fans never got confirmation whether he truly died or not.

Doom, fans suspect, is the true villain of the movie instead of Namor. In the comic books, Doom is a scientist, sorcerer, and the monarch for the Kingdom of Latveria. Doom is a Thanos-level villain in the comic books.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is the last movie to be released under phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so any big reveal is possible. 

All will be revealed when “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” releases worldwide on Nov. 11, 2022.

If you cannot wait until Nov. 11, some theaters show the movie the night before the worldwide premiere.  

You can watch the official trailer to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” here: