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Black Panther Wakanda Forever First Reviews: A Spectacular Sequel

Black Panther Wakanda Forever First Reviews: A Spectacular Sequel

Tenoch Huerta, who plays the new character in Black Panther Wakanda Forever, has received first reviews and they are positive.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever First Reviews

The death of Chadwick Boseman has left many Black Panther fans in grief, but the franchise carries on with the rest of the cast. Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Angela Bassett (Ramonda),  Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), and Danai Gurira (Okoye) are just some of the big names that will be taking over.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever First Reviews: A Spectacular Sequel

International audiences will be able to see the highly-anticipated sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in theatres worldwide on November 11. This new film from Marvel Studios under Phase 4 explores different places like underwater Wakanda and introduces a new villain. Now that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has premiered, let’s see how critics are enjoying it!

While some fans are focused on who the next superhero will be in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, reviewers have already let them in on a little secret – there is much more to this movie than just the identity of one character. With an interesting plot, a unique visual world and great performances from the main cast, this film promises to be a great watch for all. Let us see what fans had to say about the spectacular sequel of the original Black Panther movie.

Another fan wrote, “Black Panther: #WakandaForever is a masterclass in superhero storytelling. Emotionally rich and technically brilliant, Ryan Coogler’s directing hand is felt throughout. Tenoch Huerta is an absolute standout as Namor. Chadwick Boseman’s legacy is honored well.”

New Characters Introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The grand entrance of the sequel’s villain, Namor (Tenoch Huerta), will be introduced in the MCU. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has progressed with a story shaped around Shuri (Letitia Wright) and how Wakanda deals with the loss of T’Challa after Chadwick Boseman’s death.

Black Panther 2 boasts several fresh faces, including the MCU debut of Namor and the introduction of Riri Williams aka Ironheart (Dominique Thorne). Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and  Alex Nivilani are also new to the franchise. The trailer for Black Panther 2 amps up the excitement by giving viewers a glimpse into Wakanda’s high-stakes battlefield where land must be protected at all costs.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Reception

Hollywood Reporter estimates that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will make $175 million during its opening weekend in North America, while Boxoffice Pro falls between a more conservative $170-$205 million. They both agree, however, by 2023 the film could earn up to $543 domestic gross.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever First Reviews: A Spectacular Sequel

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Critical Response

The film has been received well by critics, with an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The average critic score is 7.5 out of 10, based on 167 reviews. The general consensus amongst critics is: “A poignant tribute that satisfyingly moves the franchise forward, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks an ambitious and emotionally rewarding triumph for the MCU.”

At Empire Online, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was given 4 out of 5 stars by Kambole Campbell who stated that the movie “stands out from a somewhat formulaic era of Marvel movies: held together by its compelling sense of place, and by acting as a passionate eulogy for Chadwick Boseman”. He also felt that the film was “imaginative and… grounded, which makes the tilt to the usual CG-dominated spectacle a little jarring.”

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer

After premiering at San Diego Comic-Con, the first trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released online on July 23, 2022. The trailer gives viewers a look at the stunning visuals in store for them as well as insight into what to expect from the film’s storyline. In light of King T’Challa’s death, Wakandans are grieving while Namor is readying Atlantis for battle. By the end of the teaser, there is a suggestion that one of Wakanda’s female residents will take up the mantle of Black Panther.

Sampa The Great’s “Never Forget” accompanies the second trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, released on October 3, 2022. This time we get a better understanding of the film’s storyline. In it, Wakanda is still reeling from King T’Challa’s death when they are met with a war against Namor and Atlantis. There are also hints that Shuri will be taking over as Black Panther.

The “Return to Wakanda” featurette allowed us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in Wakanda. In it, those who worked closely with Chadwick Boseman talked about their favourite memories of him and what it was like for them returning to Wakanda. Since then, we’ve seen clips introducing Namor and footage of Nakia, Shuri, and M’Baku in action. We’ve also seen another teaser focusing on Namor’s backstory along with a trailer containing many epic battle scenes set in Wakanda.

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Steven Ly is the Startup Program and Events Manager at TheNextHint Inc. She recruits rockstar startups for all TC events including Disrupt, meetups, Sessions, and more both domestically and internationally. Previously, she helped produce Dreamforce with Salesforce and Next '17 with Google. Prior to that, she was on the advertising teams at both Facebook and AdRoll, helping support advertisers in North America and helped grow those brands globally. Outside of work, Priya enjoys Flywheel, tacos, the 49ers, and adventuring around the globe.

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