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Fans have to wait another year for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Some of the cast members of the sequel have been revealed and Angela Bassett is one of them. She talked about paying tribute to the first movie’s star in the sequel. 

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will be released in 2022

Black Panther became a phenomenon once it was released in 2018. It didn’t take long for fans to wonder when there will be a sequel.

The title was recently revealed to be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and it will hit theaters on July 8, 2022, according to Marvel. This will be part of Phase 4, including Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings, Eternals, Spider-Man No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor Love and Thunder, which will be released before the Black Panther film.

Marvel Studios released a video announcing the dates of these movies. The video showed clips from some of the movies. However, it didn’t show clips for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character, died in 2020 after battling colon cancer. A lot of details about how the next movie will play out have yet to be revealed. 

Angela Bassett says ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett pose together with their Screen Actors Guild Awards statues
Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Angela Bassett | John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner

Bassett will be returning to her role as Ramonda in the sequel. The actor talked to Us Weekly about the high expectations placed on the Marvel sequel.

“It’s going to be interesting to surpass the cultural phenomenon that it was. It’s going to be really interesting to see how we do that again,” Bassett said. She then credited writer and director Ryan Coogler for his hard work and choices.

“But if there’s any chance of it being great, I think we have [that with] Ryan Coogler, a visionary, a writer, director, and … the creative team that he surrounds himself with,” she said.

Bassett then acknowledged how the movie would handle Boseman’s death. “It’s going to be phenomenal and it’s going to pay tribute and it’s going to carry on that legacy,” she said.


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Bassett told Entertainment Tonight Boseman was “completely irreplaceable” earlier this year. She also made it clear the sequel will be moving forward.

“It’s a tremendous loss but [President of Marvel Studios] Kevin [Feige] and the Marvel universe and Ryan [Coogler], the director, the writer from before, they are committed to telling [a story] and equally as much as we can, equally planned,” she said.

“So we are looking forward to that. Looking forward to what they come up with,” she added.