Zimbabwean-born United States-based actress Danai Gurira was unveiled as part of the cast who made it to the much-anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which will be released on 11 November 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 2018 film epic Black Panther.
Led by Ryan Coogler who is the director of the film during the Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last week, Marvel Studios revealed a spectacular two minutes-nineteen seconds trailer for the film.
The components of the trailer are motion pictures of the project supported by background music from Nigerian artiste Tems who does a cover of the legendary Bob Marley’s No Woman, No Cry song.
Grammy-award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is also part of the song where he lays a part of a verse from his joint titled Alright.
Letitia Wright who plays Shuri also retained her character and, on the trailer, she is instrumental in leading procession on what looks like a funeral, while holding the king T’Challa’s musk (equivalent to a crown).
As the director of the film Ryan Coogler made it clear that they will improvise in creating Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after the death of Chadwick Boseman who played T’Challa in Black Panther, the story has shifted focus.
Women empowerment is amplified as it seems Wakanda will be ruled by a queen, that is if anything displayed on the trailer is anything to go by.
“I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?”
The above are the only words said on the trailer by Queen Ramonda played by Angela Bassett.
Florence Kasumba, Lupita Nyong’o and Riri Williams are some of the faces who made it to the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast.
Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta, is one of the characters who are newly introduced on the cast as he will be playing Namor the Sub-Mariner, who will be one of the characters leading Wakanda’s rivals.