Surprise, Marvel fans!
The sequel to the 2018 film starring the late Chadwick Boseman is set to be released July 8, 2022, and is titled “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced in December that the film would not recast Boseman’s T’Challa character in its next installment.
Boseman died last August at age 43 after a private battle with colon cancer.
“Chadwick Boseman was an immensely talented actor and an inspirational individual who affected all of our lives,” Feige said at the time. “His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and transcends any iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. It’s for that reason we will not recast the character.”
Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku) and Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) are expected to return.
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The three-minute long trailer also gave a first look at Chloé Zhao’s “Eternals,” arriving Nov. 5 and revealed the title of Brie Larson’s “Captain Marvel” sequel, “The Marvels,” arriving Nov. 11, 2022.
The end of the trailer featured the official titles and release dates for other upcoming Marvel movies including “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Sept. 3) and “Thor: Love and Thunder” (May 6, 2022).
Last month, Marvel Studios released its first trailer for “Shang-Chi,” which stars its first leading Asian superhero. The upcoming martial arts film directed by Destin Daniel Cretton tells the story of a martial artist trained since childhood by the Ten Rings terror organization to be an assassin.
See the full list of titles and release dates below.
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Marvel movie titles and release dates
July 9: “Black Widow”
Sept. 3: “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
Nov. 5: “Eternals”
Dec. 17: “Spider-Man: No Way Home”
March 25, 2022: “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
May 6, 2022: “Thor: Love and Thunder”
July 8, 2022: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Nov. 11, 2022: “The Marvels”
Feb. 17, 2023: “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”
May 5, 2023: “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3”
Contributing: Bryan Alexander