Amongst the close to half-dozen projects Marvel Studios has in the works currently, the team is right at the start of production for what will be one of its most emotional outings in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Having to cope with the loss of Black Panther leading star Chadwick Boseman, the team behind the sequel has a tall task ahead to deliver a movie that lives up to and honors the legacy of the first. The stage is set for something that will not only pay tribute to the fallen real-life hero but also expand on Wakanda's impact within the MCU landscape.
Wakanda Forever is currently in the early days of filming, and fans have already gotten more than a fair share of teases into what to expect from an action and drama standpoint. Set videos have teased new chase scenes on the set of a United States college campus along with underwater work that will help introduce Namor the Submariner and the Atlanteans for the first time
HEROES RETURNING IN BLACK PANTHER 2
TMZ shared set photos from Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever from the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The photos show actresses Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright reprising their roles as Okoye and Shuri.
NEW set photos of Danai Gurira (Okoye) and Letitia Wright (Shuri) for the production of BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER at MIT! 📸 (via: @TMZ) pic.twitter.com/Yu7I5YEqcj
A LOOK AT THINGS TO COME
Rumors point to these photos coming from scenes that were described in recent rumors surrounding some of the Black Panther sequel's plot. Both Gurira and Wright were on set at MIT in Massachusetts along with newly-confirmed cast member Dominique Thorne as the Wakandans and Riri Williams investigate something going on at the campus.
The biggest thing to note here is that both actresses are in black robes, which has happened on numerous occasions when Marvel Studios is adamant about hiding an important plot point. Considering how secretive Marvel is about their projects along with the sense of mystery surrounding this movie, in particular, it only makes sense that the team is being extra careful to avoid spoilers.
Both Shuri and Okoye will be stepping into more expansive roles in this next outing as the fallen T'Challa's sister and captain of the Dora Milaje. What their duties in America will entail is still a mystery, although fans are looking forward to finding out how the two will join forces to push Wakanda toward the future.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release in theaters on July 8, 2022.