Black Panther 2 to officially be called ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

The official title of Marvel’s Black Panther sequel has been announced and changed to ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’.

The movie’s leading star Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in August 2020. However, it has been confirmed that Boseman’s role as the heroic King T’’Challa will not be recast. Michael B Jordan recently downplayed his rumoured involvement in the new film as the villainous Erik Kilmonger, although he did tell Jess Cagle’s SiriusXM show: “Never say never. I can’t predict the future.”

He added that he knew [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel are going to do the absolute best job at developing the story in a way that makes everybody happy and satisfied and honours Chad and moves forward with grace, he said.

Read more: ‘Black Panther’ TV series coming to Disney Plus

Returning cast members include Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Winston Duke. Black Panther is available to stream on Disney Plus now.

Meanwhile, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive in cinemas on 8 July 2022. A brand new sizzle reel has also unveiled the first footage from Chloé Zhao’s forthcoming Marvel film Eternals starring Angelina Jolie.