Holy goosebumps!! Just a little over a month away until the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Disney just released the second trailer. I was already sold on it even from the first teaser, but there is a lot more footage here that gets me even more pumped for it!
With the immense success of the first Black Panther, both financially and critically, some might wonder just how would Ryan Coogler top that? As the only superhero movie ever nominated for Best Picture Oscar, the first movie is more than a cinematic achievement, it’s a global phenomenon. Well, just based on the trailers, I think Coogler is about to give us something worthy of feverish anticipation.
Surely it’s going to be an emotional film, with a poignant tribute to Chadwick Boseman‘s T’Challa… as the powerful African nation is mourning the loss of its king. The trailer music alone had me welling up, I better bring tissues to the screening.
‘Only the Most Broken People Can Be Great Leaders’
Four years after the first movie, it’s so good to see the returning cast members: Angela Bassett (queen Ramonda), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Letitia Wright (T’Challa’s sister princess Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), and last but not least, Danai Gurira (Dora Milaje leader Okoye).
We’ve also got an introduction to a new world, the underwater kingdom of Talocan. So Avatar 2 won’t be the only movie boasting underwater scenes this year, and at least the footage from the trailer doesn’t make me cringe like Aquaman (which I still haven’t finished watching as it’s so bad!) We get some new footage I haven’t seen before featuring the powerful Talocan leader Namor (Tenoch Huerta), making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut. Check out those flappy ankle wings that enable him to give him a boost mid-flight and swim like a fish underwater, too!
The trailer teases an intense clash between Wakanda and Talocan, though Huerta himself has said his character isn’t exactly a villain. I suppose Erik Killmonger is more of a misunderstood antihero, and I appreciate that Coogler and his co-writer Joe Robert Cole make things more intricate when they paint in shades of grey. Regardless, Namor seems to be a pretty powerful adversary to the people of Wakanda.
Per his interview in EW, Coogler confirms that instead of ruling over Atlantis like in the comics, the Namor of Wakanda Forever hails from Talocan, created for the film and inspired by ancient Mayan culture. It’s a distinct nation with its own long history, but Coogler notes several key similarities between Talocan and Wakanda, describing both as a sort of “El Dorado” — an advanced civilization ‘hiding in plain sight.’
There’s also a new brilliant female inventor (Tony Stark’s protege?) called Riri Williams, aka Ironheart (Dominique Thorne). Perhaps as Shuri is joining forces with Ironheart, it enables her to embrace her destiny to follow in her late brother’s footsteps…
I don’t think it’s much of a mystery as to WHO the new Black Panther is. I mean Shuri is at the center of the new poster, though Nakia and Okoye would make fantastic heroines in their own right.
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— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) October 3, 2022
Time to perfect the Wakanda Forever gesture once more…
What are your thoughts of WAKANDA FOREVER trailer?
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I bought my ticket earlier today for opening weekend on a Saturday in the afternoon for a Dolby Atmos screening meaning I’m going to get some fucking loud sound. I just hope it’s not explosive enough to the point of deafness since I did lose some hearing when I went to see There Will Be Blood during that oil well explosion scene.
Whoa look at you already got tickets!! I’m really hoping we get an early press screening.
I hear ya about the super loud sound, I hope it won’t be so overwhelming. For sure the visuals would look amazing on the big screen. I can’t wait!!
I don’t think you have to worry about the sound being too loud. Most Marvel/Disney films tends to mix in lower volume than other studios. I’ve seen several Marvel and Disney movies in Dolby Atmos sound and they all sounded much tamer than films from other studios. Warner Bros, Paramount Pictures, Sony and Lionsgate tends to mix their films much louder in Dolby Atmos.
It will be the 2nd time I will attend a screening like this as the first one I went to last year was for Dune.
Yeah, DUNE was definitely a loud Dolby Atmos mix. Warner Bros. loves to mix their films at super loud decibel. I saw the first Black Panther at Dolby Cinema and the sound mix was pretty disappointing to me. I like my movies loud especially in Atmos. Lol!
After the last Thor film, I’m not too excited to see any other Marvel films. But this one does look interesting, I’ll wait and see if it gets good reviews before seeing it in theater. If it gets so so reviews, then I’ll just wait till it hits Disney+.
I have a feeling this would at least be as good as the original… I definitely will watch it on as big a screen as possible! This makes me miss the zoo Imax theater even more
I’m hoping someone with deep pocket will reopen that theater. It just sits there, if someone with money can just buy it from IMAX and reopen it as an independent theater. I understand whoever buys it, will have to get deals done with Hollywood studios. Sadly, I think IMAX Corporation may not let that happen since they have deals with every studios in Hollywood.
I know, it’s too bad. I doubt anyone would buy it as the cinema business is still struggling after the pandemic as it is
I NEED this film!