Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirmed during an earnings call this week that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still slated for release later this year on November 11. After a few years filled with so many delayed blockbusters, and Black Panther 2 in particular navigating the death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020 and the injury of Letitita Wright on the set of the sequel in 2021, this is welcome good news.
“Looking forward, our studios will continue to deliver high-quality content at scale with an exciting lineup of upcoming series and movies across all of our distribution channels,” Chapek told investors on the earnings call. by Disney (via comics). “In fact, our roster for the rest of this year is incredibly strong with titles like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ms. Marvel, Lightyear, Thor: Love and Thunder, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and the highly anticipated Avatar: The Way. some water.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever began production in 2021, nearly a year after Boseman died of colon cancer at the age of 43. At the time, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed that Boseman’s role as King T’Challa would not be recast, and in fact the character would be retired from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Filming for the sequel wrapped on March 24 this year. Plot details remain largely unknown. The only solid new information about the film is its added cast Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) in an undisclosed role, and Dominique Thorne (Judas and the Black Messiah, If Beale Street Could Talk) as Ironheart.
Check out our rundown of everything we know so far about the MCU sequel here.