The long-awaited Black Panther sequel finally has a title - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Marvel Studios dropped a title card for the new movie into its latest hype video. Wakanda Forever will move the franchise forward without star Chadwick Boseman, who died last year after a years-long battle with cancer. Costar Lupita Nyong'o says the movie was "reshaped" in a way that is "respectful of the loss we've all experienced". Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be released in July 2022.
Actress Lupita Nyong'o has explained that she is in a pensive state over the forthcoming Black Panther 2 movie. She explains, saying, "People will ask me, 'Are you excited to go back?' Excitement isn't the word. I feel like I'm in a very pensive state when it comes to Black Panther 2. His passing is still extremely raw for me." She also talked about director Ryan Coogler and said, "We have a leader in Ryan, who feels very much like we do, who feels the loss in a very, very real way as well." She adds, "And his idea, the way which he has reshaped the second movie is so respectful of the loss we've all experienced as a cast and as a world. So it feels spiritually and emotionally correct to do this."