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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an upcoming superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name. The film is a sequel to Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. It is the thirtieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the seventh film of Phase Four. The film is set to be released on July 8, 2022.[4]

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Marvel StudiosBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever will continue to explore the incomparable world of Wakanda and all of the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film.[5]

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Production

On February 14, 2018, Kevin Feige revealed in an interview that he wanted Ryan Coogler to return to write and direct a sequel to Black Panther.[11]

On March 9, 2018, Kevin Feige revealed that there were plans to make a sequel to Black Panther.[12]

On October 11, 2018, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Ryan Coogler had signed on to return to write and direct the film, with filming expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.[1]

On January 28, 2019, Angela Bassett's husband Courtney B. Vance stated that the main cast of the first film would return for the sequel, including Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, with Bassett stating "[We didn't technically see him] go into the ocean, no."[13]

On July 20, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kevin Feige confirmed that many projects, including a Black Panther sequel, were in development.[14]

On August 21, 2019, Martin Freeman revealed that filming was expected to begin in 2021.[15] Three days later, at D23 Expo 2019, Kevin Feige and Ryan Coogler revealed that the working title of the film is Black Panther II and that it was scheduled to hit theaters on May 6, 2022.[16]

On August 28, 2020, Chadwick Boseman, who was set to reprise his role of T’Challa/Black Panther in the film, passed away after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.[17]

On November 12, 2020, in an interview with Clarín, Victoria Alonso stated that there are no plans to use a digital double of Chadwick Boseman in the film. She also stated that Marvel Studios was taking a little time to figure out how they would continue the story and how to honor Boseman.[18]

On November 20, 2020, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the film would begin production in July 2021 and that Tenoch Huerta was in talks to join the cast. It was also reported that Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett would reprise their respective roles from the previous film.[6]

On December 10, 2020, during Disney’s 2020 Investor Day, Kevin Feige revealed that the role of T’Challa/Black Panther would not be recast and that the film would explore the world of Wakanda as well as the rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. He also announced that the film would be released on July 8, 2022.[4]

On April 14, 2021, it was reported that the working title of the film would be "Summer Break".[19]

On May 3, 2021, it was revealed that the film had been retitled from Black Panther II to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.[20]

On June 24, 2021, it was reported that the film would shoot some scenes in Worcester, Massachusetts over the next few months.[21]

On June 29, 2021, during the Black Widow world premiere fan event, Kevin Feige announced that the film had started production in Atlanta.[22] The next day, Discussing Film reported that Autumn Durald had joined the film as the cinematographer.[23]

On July 8, 2021, it was reported that the film would shoot some scenes around and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.[24]

On July 12, 2021, in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Kevin Feige revealed that Joe Robert Cole had returned to co-write the film.[2]

On July 21, 2021, Variety reported that Michaela Coel had joined the cast of the film in an undisclosed role.[7]

On August 19, 2021, in an interview Comicbook.com, Kevin Feige revealed that Riri Williams/Ironheart would make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the film.[25]

On August 25, 2021, Deadline reported that Letitia Wright had suffered minor injuries while filming a stunt for the film. She received care at a local hospital and was released a couple of hours later.[26]

On September 7, 2021, Ludwig Göransson revealed that he would be composing the score for the film.[3]

On September 19, 2021, Collider reported that Tenoch Huerta had been cast in an undisclosed role.[10]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ryan Coogler Signs On to Write and Direct 'Black Panther' Sequel (Exclusive)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kevin Feige on MCU’s Phase 4 – Part 2: Shang-Chi, Eternals, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever & More
  3. 3.0 3.1 ‘Black Panther’ Score Headed to Hollywood Bowl for Live-to-Picture Performance
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ‘Black Panther 2' Will Explore the World of Wakanda
  5. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Arrives in Theaters July 8, 2022
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Marvel's 'Black Panther' Sequel Shoot to Begin in July (Exclusive)
  7. 7.0 7.1 ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Casts Michaela Coel (EXCLUSIVE)
  8. 'Black Panther 2' Leaks Reveal A Surprising And Historic Romance
  9. 9.0 9.1 Gabriela Aurora is listed as her assistant on IMDb
  10. 10.0 10.1 'Black Panther 2': Release Date, Cast, Filming Details & Everything We Know So Far About 'Wakanda Forever'
  11. Black Panther’: Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige on Casting Chadwick Boseman and Sequel Talk
  12. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige on the future of Black Panther, Captain Marvel, X-Men — and beyond
  13. Angela Bassett's Husband Courtney B. Vance Might Have Confirmed a Major 'Black Panther 2' Spoiler (Exclusive)
  14. Marvel Confirms ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot, “Mutants” In Development
  15. Martin Freeman On Finding Joy, His Love For Breakfast Burritos, And The MCU Timeline
  16. D23 Expo 2019: Marvel Studios Announces 'BLACK PANTHER 2'
  17. Chadwick Boseman on Twitter - August 28, 2020
  18. ‘Black Panther 2’ Will Not Use Digital Double Of Chadwick Boseman, Says EP
  19. PRODUCTION WEEKLY – ISSUE 1242
  20. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Arrives in Theaters July 8, 2022
  21. 'Black Panther 2’ to film scenes in Worcester this summer, sources say
  22. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Production Starts in Atlanta: ‘We’re Going to Make Chad Proud’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  23. Autumn Durald set as Cinematographer on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  24. Exclusive: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Making Plans To Film At M.I.T.
  25. Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams to Debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Exclusive)
  26. Letitia Wright Hospitalized With Minor Injuries After Stunt Rig Incident On ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Shoot

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Phase Four

Movies:
Black WidowShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten RingsEternals
Spider-Man: No Way HomeDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Thor: Love and ThunderBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe Marvels
Ant-Man and the Wasp: QuantumaniaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Fantastic FourBlade
Disney+:
WandaVision (Season One)The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (Season One)Loki (Season OneSeason Two)
What If...? (Season OneSeason Two)Hawkeye (Season One)Ms. Marvel (Season One)Moon Knight (Season One)
She-Hulk (Season One)The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday SpecialSecret Invasion (Season One)
Ironheart (Season One)Armor Wars (Season One)I Am Groot (Season One)

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