Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which hits theaters this weekend, comes with high expectations. The film must follow up 2018’s highly successful “Black Panther”, but it will also have to do so without Chadwick Boseman who died in 2020. The film is released at a critical time for both Disney and theaters.
Can “Wakanda forever” live up to these lofty goals? Based on ticket sales and projections so far, the answer appears to be yes.
Angela Bassett stars as the queen and princess of Wakanda (a Vibranium powered African country) and Letitia Franke stars as Angela Wright. This film is expected for a record-breaking $180 million debut this weekend. Here are some reasons you should see it.
1) It’s a love letter to Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman is remembered in “Wakanda forever”. This is one of the main reasons why you should see it. The original release date of the film was last summer. However, it was delayed by the pandemic. Boseman died shortly after the delay was made public. Since then, there have been many people who love the actor and his iconic role as T’Challa/Black Panther. Boseman, while he is not present in the film (“Avengers: Endgame”) his character, Boseman, is still very much there in spirit and the movie is affected by his loss.
2) It’s a Exciting Addition to The MCU: “Wakanda forever” picks up from “Black Panther”, with T’Challa’s brother Shuri becoming Black Panther. There are new characters introduced to the film, such as Namor (the Atlantis king), and Blade (a vampire hunter played in part by Wesley Snipes). These new characters help to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s already expansive world, making it even more exciting and immersive.
It’s visually stunning: Beautiful visuals were a key feature of “Black Panther”, and “Wakanda forever” is no exception. It makes great use of color and light to create stunning images. There’s even a scene that shows Shuri’s superpowers, which will leave you speechless. To truly appreciate the film’s beauty, you must see it on the big-screen.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is a blockbuster that delivers both on an emotional and visual level. This film is dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe in new exciting ways.
It’s also stunning to look at. It’s a must-see movie to see this weekend.