It’s official. The new “Black Panther” movie has finally been released. And viewers are brimming with excitement — and questions: Who is the new Black Panther? How does the movie honor the late Chadwick Boseman? Where can I watch the film? A lot of people seem to also be wondering how they can watch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” via streaming from the comfort of their home.
The first “Black Panther” film took the world by storm in 2018, and made the “Wakanda forever” hand gesture a cultural mainstay. The franchise was shaken, as well as fans, upon news of the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman. The star had given Marvel’s Black Panther a certain swag and light on the screen as King T’Challa. Who could replace him?
Who’s Playing Black Panther?
As fans of the comic books know, various characters have worn the Black Panther costume. So despite delays in filming, the franchise would definitely continue despite the tragic loss. And after the official “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” trailer dropped on October 3, there was quick speculation (satisfying some long-held expectations and theories) that Shuri would indeed step into the superhero’s shoes.
Letitia Wright delighted audiences with her lively and sharp portrayal as Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister and the brain behind his well-equipped costume and Wakanda’s tech advances. Though Boseman’s iconic portrayal will likely remain unmatched, Wright’s portrayal of Black Panther will surely prove powerful.
So what can we expect with the new movie? Here’s the synopsis, according to Marvel:
“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.”
Where Can I Watch Part 2?
Ryan Coogler wrote and directed the film, which was released on November 11. It carries a PG-13 rating, so it’s a big draw for families. Of course, the production companies are Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. Disney owns Marvel. So just like with previous comic-to-film/TV projects, this one will be streaming on Disney Plus. At some point. Observers project that fans will be able to watch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” online probably within a month or two. It might even arrive just in time for Christmas.
If you can’t wait that long, go ahead and hop over to Fandango and grab your tickets now.
“Wakanda Forever” opening weekend sales will probably outweigh expectations and set a new record as fans flock to theaters. And though “Black Panther” part two has already started racking up nominations, it’s hard to believe it could outdo the original’s 100+ wins. But, of course, fans could definitely change that.