Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Trailer, Release Date And Runtime

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Trailer, release date, and runtime information.
Credit: Marvel Studios

Marvel is set to release the highly anticipated Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and following the trailer drop, fans have found themselves with a lot of questions about the cast and movie.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a lot of anticipation surrounding it, especially after lead actor Chadwick Boseman tragically passed away in 2020 from colon cancer.

The upcoming Marvel movie, which has a release date of November 11, 2022, has teased fans with an action-packed war and a glimpse at a new hero.

The anticipation for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been around since the first film was released in 2018, which made $1.344 billion, and has fund intrigued by the trailer, cast and even how long the movie is.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new Marvel movie:

WATCH: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer

The trailer introduces the audience to Namor, the leader of Talocan as they wage a war against Wakanda.

The character is also considered one of the first Marvel characters as he appeared in the first-ever Marvel comic.

Tenoch Huerta as Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Namor, one of the first-ever Marvel characters, will be making his live-action debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Credit: Marvel Studios

Fans of the upcoming film have been discussing the trailer on social media, with some praising the way the film looks to be handling the ’emotional circumstances’ surrounding Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

One person shared: “Love that aside [from] the fact that this looks really incredible, proper tribute was paid to the legend, Chadwick Boseman in the movie. Can’t wait!”

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“This movie is gonna be a masterpiece and [looks] incredible,” another fan added. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the last movie of phase 4 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and one person feels it will be the ‘perfect’ end, as they tweeted: “Yeah…this is going to be the best movie of phase 4. They’re ending it in the perfect note. This is amazing.”

“Movie of the year incoming,” shared a fourth fan.

The emotional circumstances surrounding the film has also spread to the viewers, as one shared: “I’m ready to cry when I see this.”

The film will also be addressing Boseman’s death, as a funeral is seen taking place holding his character’s, T’Challa, mask.

While the trailer doesn’t give much away about the plot or why Wakanda is at war with Talocan, the ending does tease a new Black Panther.

Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Someone new has been teased to wear the Black Panther costume in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer. Credit: Marvel Studios

The synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reads: “In the film, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

“As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must 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. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of Talokan.”

Who is in the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast?

A lot of the returning cast from the first Black Panther are returning for the sequel including Letitia Wright as Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister and Angela Bassett as Ramonda, who is T’Challa’s mother.

Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia will also make a return, along with Martin Freeman as US spy Everett Ross, and Winston Duke as M’Baku, leader of the Jabari tribe.

Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Angela Bassett will be returning in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as T’Challa’s mother Ramonda. Credit: Marvel Studios

Several new characters will be introduced, including Tenoch Huertaas Namor, the leader of Talocan, who are at war with the Wakandans in the movie.

Marvel character Riri Williams will also make her cinematic debut played by Dominique Thorne. For those who aren’t familiar with the comic history of the character, she builds suits similar to Iron Man’s. She also has an upcoming Disney+ spin-off series in the works called Ironheart, which is currently being shot at the time of writing.

Michaela Coel from I May Destroy You, is also joining the cast as Aneka, a Wakandan warrior.

Dominique Thorne in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Dominique Thorne will be making her MCU debut as Riri Williams, a character in the comics whose mechanical armour is similar to Iron Man’s. Credit: Marvel Studios

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What is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever runtime?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will clock in at 2hrs 41mins, making it the second-longest film in the MCU behind Avengers: Endgame (3hrs 1mins).

In comparison, the first Black Panther movie had a runtime of 2hrs 14mins.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be available exclusively in cinemas on November 11.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.