Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It hit theaters a few weeks ago, and its pop culture influence continues to grow. The Marvel Cinematic Universe series has had a lot of elements to deal with, from the real life of franchise star Chadwick Boseman, to the development of the novels of countless other characters. The latest creations we celebrate Wakanda foreverHeaded by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins, who took to Twitter to share a long thread praising the film, its delivery of Boseman’s absence, and the cultural significance of Tenoch Huerta’s Namor.
“The absence is acknowledged and the presence created in that recognition is beyond moving. Given this, there is no way to recast the role to be more thoughtful or honorable than this. Again, mission impossible.”
“I never imagined that a Marvel film would provide the space to see such engagement unfold before an audience of millions around the world; the people who collectively heard the Mayan language Diego de Landa sought to eradicate it by torture and fire in places he could never have imagined. I almost certainly have.” That Ryan Coogler in this film portrays a Mayan child standing over Diego de Landa’s prostrate body and, in a moment of pure feeling, lets the child exact his (just) revenge for repaying De Landa’s scorching fire with a child… can never be imagined. For me, America’s movie The middle ground in the film goes hand in hand with the mourning of both the man and the character as the beating heart of the film. The resonance of both along with the required suspense of superhumans dodging lasers and spears is beyond impressive. I mean BEEEEYOND.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
I don’t know how Ryan did this. Given everything, I’m speechless at how he (and his collaborators) did it.
solemn. More thoughtful than one could hope to give it… everything.
impossible. Mission Impossible.
– Barry Jenkins December 3, 2022
What is the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Around?
in Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from invading forces in the wake of King T’Challa’s death, and a new threat emerges from the hidden undersea nation of Talokan.
The film sees the return of Letitia Wright as Shuri, Danny Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as Mbako, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, and Martin Freeman as Everett Ross. New cast members will include Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Dominic Thorne as Riri Williams / Iron Hart, Michaela Cowell as Anika, Mabel Cadena as Namora, and Alex Levinale as Atuma.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It is currently playing exclusively in theaters.