Ryan Coogler’s film will come to Disney+Hotstar shortly
The poster for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most loved character’s, Black Panther, was set to get a second solo outing when leading man Chadwick Boseman passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer. The film – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – was not discarded, but instead reimagined as a fitting tribute to the one true king of Wakanda, T’Challa. Ryan Coogler’s film, which released in theatres across the world in November last year, was more about grief and coming to terms with loss than being a typical action-packed superhero flick.
The story of the sequel follows that in the wake of T’Challa’s death, it is revealed that Wakanda is not the only home to rich sources of vibranium. Turns out, that the underwater world of Talocan has just as much, if not more, and other nations are trying to get their hands on it. The king of Talocan, Namor, proposes that Wakanda joins forces with him to stop these threats, but the more peace-loving nation decides against such an aggressive measure, only to feel the full fury of its newest nemesis.
Following Chadwick’s untimely demise, the studio had announced that it would not recast the role of T’Challa. Instead, the film had his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) take on the mantle, but not that of King of Wakanda, letting M’Baku have the honour. However, the post-credit reveal that T’Challa had a child with Nakia (Lupita N’yongo), Touissant, whose Wakandan name is also T’Challa, giving the studio the possibility of future storylines featuring a young Black Panther.
The film, which is still in theatres across the world, is now gearing up for its OTT debut. And, like all Marvel ventures, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will also find its home on Disney+Hotstar. Earlier, reports suggested that the streamer has zeroed in on January 20, 2023 as the date when the film will be available. But the official announcement now says that it will be a tad later on February 1, 2023, instead.