The first reactions to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” are pouring in after the Los Angeles premiere at Wednesday night . Critics applauded Writer and director Ryan Coogler’s MCU installment that both honors the late Chadwick Boseman’s legacy while he introduces new characters into the epic world of Wakanda. Wednesday’s premiere screenings were split across the street between the Dolby and El Capitan theater .
The Dolby brought in everyone from Quinta Brunson and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Chloe x Halle and Daveed Diggs, along with the cast and crew. Some of the Marvel stars, like Simu Liu, Kumail Nanjiani, and Iman Vellani also turned out for the world premiere of Wakanda Forever, along with directors Destin Daniel Cretton, Gina Prince-Bythewood, David Lowery, Rian Johnson, and Steve Caple Jr. Audiences cheered for every character intro, especially for newcomer Tenoch Huerta as Namor, and for Dominique Thorne.
After the death of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the sequel film centers on his mother Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett) warns against the underwater King of Talokan, Namor (Huerta), who threatens to take over the surface world. Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (Florence Kasumba) fights to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
When the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Stars like Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livinalli are also in the film.Tickets are already on sale for the MCU feature, that ventures back to the kingdom of Wakanda where a new threat emerges from a hidden undersea nation called Talokan. The film is produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore . The soundtrack features a new song by Rihanna in honor of Boseman
.Marvel Studios president Feige addressed why King T’Challa (Boseman) wasn’t recasted following his August 2020 death.Feige told Empire magazine that “It just felt like it was much too soon”.” Marvel represents the world outside your window” said Stan Lee. Adding, “And we had talked about how, as extraordinary and fantastical as our characters and stories are, there’s a relatable and human element to everything we do. The world is still processing the loss of Chad. And Ryan poured that into the story.”