“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” became the most-streamed Marvel film premiere on Disney+ worldwide, based on hours streamed in its first five days, Directed by Ryan Coogler, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” launched on Disney+ on Feb. 1, after its theatrical debut Nov. 11, 2022.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” takes place following the death of Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa from the first Black Panther film, with the people of Wakanda grieving his loss and searching for a way for their kingdom to endure. 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 T’Challa’s death, and they must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for Wakanda. The sequel introduces Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, and also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is nominated for five Academy Awards, including one for Bassett for supporting actress Bassett is the first woman, first person of color and the first Marvel Studios actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for a performance in a comic-book adaptation.
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