Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a superhero movie set in 2022 that is based on the character Black Panther from Marvel Comics. It is the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the sequel to Black Panther (2018). It was produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Letitia Wright portrays Shuri/Black Panther in the film, which was directed by Ryan Coogler and co-written by Joe Robert Cole. Other cast members include Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta Meja, Martin Freeman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Angela Bassett. After King T’Challa’s death, Wakanda’s leaders fight to protect their country in the movie.
After the February 2018 release of Black Panther, brainstorming for a sequel began. In the months that followed, Coogler worked out a deal to return as director, and Marvel Studios officially confirmed in the middle of 2019 that the sequel was in the works. When Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passed away from colon cancer in August 2020, plans for the movie changed. Marvel decided not to recast Boseman as T’Challa. The title was announced in May 2021, and it was confirmed in November that other main cast members from the first film would return. The filming began in late June 2021 in Atlanta at both Trilith Studios and Tyler Perry Studios. In August, it moved to Massachusetts, but in November, it was put on hold so that Wright could recover from an injury he suffered while filming. It resumed in the middle of January 2022 and concluded in Puerto Rico in late March.
Black Panther: On October 26, 2022, Wakanda Forever made its world premiere at the El Capitan Theatre and the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. It was released in the United States on November 11, 2022, marking the conclusion of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film has earned over $823 million worldwide and received generally favorable reviews from critics, making it the sixth highest-grossing film of 2022. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and six Critics’ Choice Awards, both of which included a nomination for Bassett’s performance.
The VFX Done by:
Digital Domain – VFX Supervisor: Hanzhi Tang
ILM – VFX Supervisor: Craig Hammack
Weta FX – VFX Supervisor: Chris White
Cinesite – VFX Supervisor: Ben White
RISE – VFX Supervisor: Sebastian Lauer
SSVFX -VFX Supervisor: Ed Bruce
The Production VFX Supervisor is Geoffrey Baumann.
The visual effects for Namor’s flying sequences and the attack on Wakanda were created by Industrial Light & Magic. The visual effects studio used a method of placing a CG Namor digital double atop a helicopter sim in Maya to explore flight options, which initially proved difficult to establish his superhuman flight movement and speed.