Marvel Studios and Disney+ has announced that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be available to stream on Disney+ starting February 1st. The sequel hit theaters in mid-November last year.
Wakanda Forever revolves mainly around the aftermath of T’Challa’s death from an unknown disease and how those around him have coped with the loss of their king. Shuri, in particular, is front and center in this MCU film as she does her best to move on from her brother’s death without depending on the Black Panther for Wakanda’s protection. It also introduces Namor as the film’s antagonist as he wages war against Wakanda and the surface world to protect.
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The production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever started in 2021, nearly one year after star Chadwick Boseman died from colon cancer at the age of 43. At the time, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Boseman’s role of King T’Challa would not be recase and in fact would be retired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This film is a part of the Phase 4 of the MCU slate of projects.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still pulling in audiences at the worldwide box office. The film has become the second highest grossing Marvel movie of the last three years, behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home.
This release will certainly give fans a great start to the year as one of the strongest entries to Marvel’s Phase 4. While it delivers a satisfying story, the chances of getting a third film to close out the trilogy is looking good.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever comes to Disney+ just weeks ahead of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania’s theatrical release on Feb. 17.