"Phenomenal": 'Black Panther 2's First Reactions Have Arrived

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'Black Panther 2': First Reactions Have ArrivedMarvel Studios

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is only a fortnight away, and we've now got the first reactions to the eagerly-awaited MCU sequel.

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.

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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."

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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."

Since Chadwick Boseman's tragic passing in August 2020, we've known that the sequel wouldn't recast T'Challa, despite calls from some fans for the character to be brought back in the MCU.

"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."

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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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