The highly anticipated sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther, was the fifth highest grossing international opening for any film that has been released in the post-pandemic era. The film, directed by Ryan Coogler, also has the second biggest opening of 2022.
Like the first Black Panther film, Wakanda Forever earned extremely positive reviews, emotionally moving its audience members. After the death of the first film’s lead Chadwick Boseman, the sequel starts out with the death of T’Challa, the Black Panther himself. In a way this scene acted as an outlet for the audience to grieve the iconic Boseman, who is largely praised both on and off the screen.
The success of the movie reflects on the ways Hollywood has changed, now bringing more representation of minority communities into the movie industry. Since the original Black Panther release, we have seen a more inclusive Marvel universe with Shang-Chi, Marvel’s first superhero lead of East Asian descent, Ms. Marvel, the first Muslim and South Asian superhero, and Eternals, which included the first on-screen deaf and first gay superhero. After the death of Boseman, Simu Liu of Shang-Chi wrote that “without Chadwick, and what he gave to this character, there is no Shang-Chi”.
Fans of the film praised its incredible cast and costumes designed by the Oscar-winning designer Ruth E. Carter. The film stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Mabel Cadena as Namora, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross.
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