New “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Images + Synopsis Reveal Villain Namor
A fresh batch of photos and a synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Yes, thank you.
Marvel Studios has released a slew of new photos for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming sequel, revealing looks at the cast as they venture into an uncertain future without their leader and king, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Boseman’s tragic passing in August of 2020 meant that Coogler and the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever team had to shift their approach completely, and the first trailer gave us a sense of how they approached the loss of their Black Panther.
The first half of the trailer was a somber, gorgeous sequence of images of T’Challa’s family, friends, and allies mourning his loss, all set to Tems’ version of Bob Marley’s iconic “No Woman, No Cry.” The second half of the trailer revealed Wakanda Forever‘s villain, Namor (Tenoch Huerta), the king of a secret undersea nation. With Wakanda facing a major power vacuum with the loss of T’Challa, they’ve never been more vulnerable. Namor likely understands this.
The images include shots of Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia (called War Dog Nakia in the synopsis), the fierce fighting force known as the Dora Milaje, Letitia Wright as T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda, T’Challa’s mother. The synopsis describes how Queen Ramonda and the rest of T’Challa’s friends and allies must band together during this uncertain new chapter and face this new threat.
Tenoch Huerta was a great choice to play the new villain, a performer with gravitas to spare. And gravitas was going to be necessary following Michael B. Jordan’s thrilling turn as Erik Killmonger in the first Black Panther. Needless to say, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the year’s most eagerly-anticipated films.
Check out the new images and synopsis below. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11, closing out Marvel’s Phase 4.
Here’s the official synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” 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 King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in U.S. theaters Nov. 11, 2022.
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Featured image: Tenoch Huerta as Namor in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL.