Following the confirmation of T'Challa's death in the MCU, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to highlight a massive ensemble from both the African nation and Talocan while still honoring the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman.
Marketing for the sequel has heavily focused on the different heroes and villains from Wakanda and Talocan, with its official theater standee showcasing the nine most important characters from the film.
Wakanda Forever's main trailer also revealed that the movie will attempt to balance the stories of the main characters, as evidenced by the fact that it is one of the longest Marvel movies ever.
Now, the different characters who will take the spotlight in the sequel are being celebrated via a fresh batch of posters.
Black Panther 2 Character Posters Officially Arrive
Disney officially unveiled a new batch of character posters for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, showcasing fresh looks at the 12 main characters of the sequel like Shuri, Namor, and more.
Tenoch Huerta's Namor looks menacing in this new poster:
Letitia Wright's Shuri is ready to defend Wakanda against the forces of Talocan:
Lupita Nyong'o's Nakia is ready to honor T'Challa by doing whatever it takes to protect the Wakandans:
Danai Gurira's Okoye is expected to lead the Dora Milaje against the Talocans:
Dominique Thorne's Riri Williams is poised to help the Wakandans win the war:
Aneka of the Midnight Angels is set to have an impactful MCU debut in the sequel:
Florence Kasumba's Ayo is set to have a major role in the sequel, following a memorable performance in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier:
Winston Duke's M'Baku is stepping up to protect his people in Wakanda Forever:
Attuma, a known warlord from the comics, is primed to seize every opportunity for Talocan in the battle against Wakanda:
Namora, the cousin of Namor, looks stunning in this new poster:
Angela Bassett's Queen Ramonda, while mourning T'Challa's death, is set to lead Wakanda into battle in the sequel:
Martin Freeman's Everett Ross will return to aid Wakanda in any way that he can in the sequel:
How Black Panther 2's Stacked Cast Benefits the Sequel
While Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a lot of moving parts due to its all-star cast, it's reasonable to assume director Ryan Coogler and his team managed to find a way to balance all of these core storylines in an effective manner.
Although these 12 important characters from the sequel will each have different amounts of screen time, Wakanda Forever is poised to explore each one of them as they take on new challenges that will essentially contribute to its overarching story.
Many have expected that Black Panther 2 will ultimately culminate in a showdown between Namor and the new Black Panther (which is heavily speculated to be Shuri). However, before the sequel will lay the groundwork for that fight, the main protagonists and antagonists featured in the character posters will play their parts first to make that eventual battle worth the wait.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to premiere in theaters on Friday, November 11.