Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review

The new film’s release has been a great sequel to the Black Panther series.


Michael Keegan, Staffer

The new “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is all the talk since its release on Nov. 11, 2022. The new movie has been selling out in movie theaters on opening night and the following day. CNN states that “the Marvel movie opened to an estimated $180 million in North America and was the highest-grossing ever in the month of November”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is about the people of Wakanda trying to figure out their new chapter since the passing of  T’challa and trying to protect Wakanda from Namor; the king of the Atlantis. The reason Namor is going after Wakanda is because he thinks it’s a threat to people’s safety.

Everybody questioned if there would have been another Black Panther since the passing of Chadwick Boseman at age of forty-three in 2020 due to colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman was the original black panther in the first movie. They couldn’t use the character “Killmonger” for the next Black Panther either because in the plot T’Challa kills Killmonger.

So the biggest question when everybody heard that a new Black Panther film was coming out was: “who will be the Black Panther?”

The new Black Panther is a woman, how exciting is that? The new Black Panther is Shuri, the sister of T’Challa. They only gave the role to men before to have kings but now they have a queen Black Panther.

People thought they couldn’t have a woman as the Black Panther but the reason she got the throne as queen is that she learned a lot from her brother T’Challa and her father so they exposed Shuri to a lot of masculinity.

Not only did they add a female Black Panther, another good thing about this movie is the number of good actors they have; Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’0, and Letitia Wright. All these actors play a significant role in the movie.

So if you are into superhero and action movies, I recommend you to go check the film out. Making the 2nd Black Panther is a tribute to former actor Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther has been celebrating black culture as well because Wakanda is based on a southern African county named Lesotho.

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Yet you are young, gifted, and Black.”

— Chadwick Boseman

So what are you waiting for? Go check out “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”