The sequel takes place in the wake of T'Challa's death as Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M'Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje fight to protect Wakanda from intervening world powers.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever held its world premiere last night (October 26) in Hollywood, and those lucky few in attendance have taken to social media to reveal their thoughts on the sequel.
Reactions praised the film, with many highlighting Ryan Coogler's directing and how the movie pays tribute to "Boseman's legacy".
Several critics hailed the sequel as one of the best Marvel has produced in recent years, with one reviewer writing: "#WakandaForever is phenomenal. Easily the best MCU project of Phase 4.
"I can not understate how masterful the score is from start to finish. There are no weak links in the cast, but I have to give a special shoutout to Angela [Bassett] and Letitia Wright who really blew me away."
Meanwhile, others shared high praise for the emotional aspect of the film, with one critic adding: "#BlackPantherWakandaForever is an emotional journey well worth the wait. I really loved that movie!"
Another commented: "#WakandaForever is blockbuster filmmaking on another level. It surpasses the incredible first film with high stakes and thrilling world-building.
"It’s an emotional, dark journey, leading to a full-scale war, but always feels personal. This may be the best Marvel movie yet."
#WakandaForever is amazing! Coogler delivered an epic and emotional sequel that is an incredible tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s legacy. Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta give their all in the roles.
This is easily the best movie from phase 4. pic.twitter.com/f8t6NOq8xt
— Dorian Parks (@DorianParksnRec) October 27, 2022
#BlackPanther #WakandaForever was an EPIC emotional rollercoaster of an adventure!! CRIED NUMEROUS TIMES AND HAVE NO SHAME!
Letitia Wright performance as Shuri was one for the age! A complete elevation of her pervious times! pic.twitter.com/D1aiJjJbFX
— Big Gold Belt Media (@BigGoldBelt) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever is fantastic! Coogler delivers a soulful, wondrous sequel that packs an emotional punch & effectively explores relevant world themes. A beautiful tribute to Boseman’s legacy. Letitia & Tenoch are great, & the mid-credits scene is really moving. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/dqoSSfnTR9
— Fico (@FicoCangiano) October 27, 2022
#WakandaForever's bigger in scope and scale than #BlackPanther, but its story is also one of Marvel's most intimate and heartfelt. It's definitely a Comic Book Movie, but it’s one that centers grief and the grieving process rather than superheroics and spectacle. Full review soon pic.twitter.com/MzIjwVzjBd
— Charles, Witch from Mercury (@CharlesPulliam) October 27, 2022
#BlackPantherWakandaForever is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Visual stunner, with Angela Bassett commanding every scene she inhabits. Rihanna's "Lift Me Up" will do that for many. Another great post credit scene that's genuinely a jaw-dropper. Don't know about Oscars. pic.twitter.com/55YSor1PrD
— Clayton Davis - Stand with 🇺🇦 (@ByClaytonDavis) October 27, 2022
"I could not imagine turning to the best young actor in the world who wasn't Chadwick, and being like, 'OK, so you're T'Challa'. I could not, and cannot, imagine that. I really couldn't," producer Nate Moore explained earlier this month.
"Other people will have a different answer to that question. And we're very aware of the talkback, and how people feel. And I think all of that, to be quite honest, is fair. Everybody's going to have a different opinion."
The big debate since the launch of the first Wakanda Forever trailer back at Comic-Con in July 2022 was who the new Black Panther was going to be. Marvel fans think they've cracked the case from recent footage, but nothing has been confirmed.
At least we don't have too long to wait to find out.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is released in cinemas on November 11.
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