Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the sequel to the Chadwick Boseman-starring 2018 movie. A new clip was shown at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, and the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment sees the fictional African nation reeling from the loss of its leader.
Angela Bassett’s Ramonda is seen in some sort of congressional setting where she’s asked for access to Wakanda’s vibranium, the fictional metal that exists in the Marvel universe and has been used in Captain America’s shield as well as on Wolverine’s skeletal system. She refuses since it’s dangerous and the US could get their hands on it.
The scene cuts to a special operations team trying to sneak into a Wakandan vibranium processing facility to steal the metal. However, Okoye and her crew – the Dora Milaje- are onto them and manage to prevent the theft. They appear at the hearing where Ramonda is and present the thieves.
The queen calls those present liars and it’s understood that with the Black Panther gone, the Wakandans have not only lost their king but also their protector. All hope is not yet lost, since the remaining clip shows flashes like Shuri in funeral attire, the throne room on fire, Ramonda talking to Namor, and the new Black Panther, whose identity remains a mystery for now.
Bassett, who was present at the expo, said “It was a great experience with the entire cast”, adding, “It takes a lot of magic behind to make this come together, and of course our spirited leader, Ryan, and Chadwick, who was with us every step of the way. We had to meet his level of excellence.”
Director Ryan Coogler added, “It was just an amazing experience and we absolutely looking forward to bringing it to you. This is the calm before the amazing storm. Our heart Chadwick, he paved the way – he showed us the way – and we had to meet his level of excellence.”
Boseman succumbed to colon cancer at the age of 43, in August 2020. He played King T’Challa or Black Panther, in the first movie.