The upcoming American superhero film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is based on the Marvel Comics character Black Panther. It is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, produced by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (MCU). The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Dominique Thorne, and is directed by Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole.
Ideas for a sequel began to arise after the release of Black Panther in February 2018. In the following months, Coogler negotiated to return as director, and Marvel Studios confirmed the sequel’s development in mid-2019. When Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa in Black Panther, died of colon cancer in August 2020, Marvel decided not to recast the character of T’Challa. More important cast members from the first film had been announced by November of that year, and the title had been disclosed in May 2021. Production began in late June 2021 in Atlanta and Brunswick, Georgia, as well as in and around Massachusetts, and will run until late November before going on pause until early 2022.
As part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in the United States on November 11, 2022.