Marvel fans are surprised.
The official release date for the highly-anticipated sequel of “Black Panther” was released Monday in a mega trailer honouring Marvel movies.
The second part of the 2018 movie starring Chadwick Boseman is set to be launched July 8, 2022, and is named “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Kevin Feige, the Marvel Studios president, announced in December that the movie would not cast Chadwick’s T’Challa character in its next part.
Chadwick died last August at the age of 44 after an inspiring battle with colon cancer.
“Chadwick Boseman was an inspirational individual and an immensely talented actor who affected all of our lives,” Kevin said then. “His character of the Black Panther (T’Challa) is iconic. It’s for that reason that we will not recast anyone else for the character.”
Danai Gurira (Okoye), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Letitia Wright (Shuri) and Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) are anticipated to return.
The end of the trailer revealed the official release dates and titles for the upcoming Marvel movies, including “Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
The previous month, Marvel Studios launched its trailer for “Shang Chi,” which features its first-ever leading Asian superhero. The martial arts movie directed by Destin Daniel Cretton shows the story of a martial artist trained by the Ten Rings terrorist organisation since childhood to be an assassin.
The 3-minute extended trailer revealed the title of the “Captain Marvel” sequel, Brie Larson’s “The Marvels,” releasing on November 11, 2022. It also provided a first look at “Eternals,” directed by Chloe Zhao, releasing on November 5.