What to Expect from the Future of The MCU and When to Expect It
July 8, 2022: BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
Ryan Coogler came back to write and direct the sequel to one of Marvel Studio’s most successful solo films to date and fans are eager to see what’s next for the King of Wakanda. Coogler certainly left some interesting threads hanging at the end of 2018’s Black Panther and while he could pick those up and run with them, fans seem desperate to see Namor introduced in the sequel.
Following the death of star Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios has decided not to recast the role of T’Challa and will instead focus on other characters from the “world of Wakanda.” That was somewhat confirmed in the movie’s title that was disclosed in May 2021 on an official Marvel Studios Phase 4 Trailer.
Meeting fan’s expectations, it was reported in early June 2021 that the Sub-Mariner himself, Namor, would indeed be making his MCU debut in the movie, with Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta attached to the role. Furthermore, Namor’s cousin Namora and the warlord Attuma will also make appearances in the feature. With news that Atlantis would make its MCU debut in the Black Panther sequel, early reports hinted at the plot of the feature being focused on a war between Wakanda and the sunken civilization ruled by Namor, surrounding the access to vibranium.
Principal photography was reported to have started by early July 2021. With the feature set for a July 2022 release, this is perfectly aligned with past MCU projects’ schedules.
Letitia Wright as Shuri
Tenoch Huerta as Namor
Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
Danai Gurira as Okoye
Florence Kasumba as Ayo
Martin Freeman as Everett Ross
Michaela Coel in an unknown role
Unknown actress as Namora
Unknown actor as Attuma