Those who have been waiting to watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from the comfort of home, the time is now. The blockbuster Marvel sequel from director Ryan Coogler has officially arrived on Disney+. And this isn’t like Black Widow in 2021 through Disney+ Preimer Access where you had to pay an extra $30 to watch it. No, now anyone who is subscribed to the service can watch the follow-up to 2018’ Black Panther whenever they so choose.
The film initially hit theaters on November 11 last year, against widely positive reviews from both critics and audiences alike. The film had to solider on without Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, as the actor passed away from cancer in 2020. But we have a new Black Panther now, not to mention Namor finally entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Meanwhile, those who are hoping to pick up a copy on Blu-ray or 4K Ultra HD can do so next week. For now, streaming is the way to go. Though it is still playing in many theaters as well, as of this writing.
Here is the 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.”
The cast includes Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Winston Duke, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Alex Livanalli and Mabel Cadena. Wright, in particular, had a much larger role as Shuri this time around. She largely helped to fill in the shoes as our new lead, ultimately taking up the mantle as our new Black Panther.
Financially speaking, the movie performed very well. It has, so far, earned $842 million at the global box office, with a release in China still pending. So it could get closer to $900 million before all is said and done. Though it won’t get near the record-breaking heights of the original Black Panther, which took in more than $1.3 billion back in 2018. But this time, Bassett scored a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Oscars, and she is largely viewed as the favorite to win.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now streaming on Disney+.
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