Following recent rumors of the critically acclaimed MCU sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will land on Disney+ as soon as January 20, the streaming service has apparently revealed that audiences will be waiting a little longer to watch Black panther follow-up at home. According to Disney+, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will actually land on the platform a few weeks later on February 1, 2023.
Revealed with little fanfare, a screenshot from Disney+ has since surfaced confirming it Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be available for streaming next month. The sequel, which hit theaters back in November, picks up after the untimely death of star Chadwick Boseman, with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which reflects the real tragedy and inserts Boseman’s death into the plot.
Thus, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje as they fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together when a threat from beneath the sea led by Namor the Submariner brings war to their doorstep.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, who co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright as Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams aka Ironheart, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda. Additionally, the rest of the supporting cast will include Isaach de Bankolé, Dorothy Steel, Danny Sapani, Mabel Cadena, Alex Livinalli, Kamaru Usman and Richard Schiff.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been another critical and financial success for the MCU
Bringing the somewhat more divisive Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a close, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks another critical and financial success for the ongoing franchise. Sitting at a healthy 84% on Rotten Tomatoes, consensus for Black panther sequel reader; “A poignant tribute that satisfyingly moves the franchise forward, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks an ambitious and emotionally rewarding triumph for the MCU.”
At the box office, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has amassed a grand worldwide total of $820.1 million, breaking several records along the way and ultimately becoming the sixth highest-grossing film of 2022.
Such success has audiences already thinking about a third outing, with director Ryan Coogler recently stating that he hopes to see the adventures of Black Panther continue. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work on these films, bro,” the filmmaker said. “When I was asked to do the first one, it was like a moving train. I thank God every day that I was able to jump on it and meet these people, these actors, and to meet Chadwick in some of the last years of his life. I will do it as long as people want me. But I think it’s bigger than just me or Joe. Between the first and second movies, we made $2 billion at the box office, which is what matters most to companies. So I hope it continues, man. I hope people are still making movies about Wakanda long after we’re gone.”
So, once again for those at the back, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever coming to Disney+ on February 1, 2023.