Disney+ rang in the New Year with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announcing the February 1st streaming debut of Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will join 16 other Marvel Cinematic Universe films now streaming in IMAX Enhanced on Disney+, giving subscribers more images with an expanded aspect ratio for an immersive viewing experience at home (content availability varies by region).
At Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverQueen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) 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 with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. The film introduces Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, and also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in cinemas.
In anticipation of the film’s upcoming streaming debut, Proximity Media, in partnership with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, released “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.” The audience is invited to listen and learn about the exciting and emotional journey to make the film over the course of six episodes. The first episode is out now on the “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast” feed, available on all major podcast platforms and at ProximityMedia.com. Five additional episodes will be available weekly starting January 18. You can preview the rest of the season with a brand new trailer here.
This is a first of its kind podcast produced in close collaboration with the production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
“I’m a fan of podcasting as a storytelling medium, and it’s an honor for us at Proximity to bring this behind-the-scenes look at the film to audiences,” said the film’s director, co-writer and founder of Proximity Media Ryan Coogler.
Part historical record and part filmmaking masterclass, the series takes listeners on an intimate exploration of the creative team’s unique process and experience in making the worldwide hit Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as told through the sharp lens of Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award-winning author, journalist and writer for Marvel Comics’ Black Panther, who serves as the podcast’s host and writer in his podcast hosting debut.
The first episode, released in November 2022 ahead of the film’s theatrical release, features Coates’ raw and moving interview with Coogler on the road to making the sequel to 2018’s blockbuster Black Panther. Coogler also talks about his last conversation with the late Chadwick Boseman and the actor’s indelible impact on the film.
Upcoming episodes will cover how producers Kevin Feige and Nate Moore brought Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole’s process of rewriting the WAKANDA FOREVER script after Boseman’s passing, and how actors Letitia Wright and Angela Bassett drew from grief and truth in their spectacular performances. The series finale, released on February 15, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking first film with reflections on the franchise’s cinematic and cultural legacy with Coogler, Moore and Simone Ledward Boseman.
Disney+ Announces ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Release Date + Podcast Trailer was originally published on globalgrind.com