Black Panther was widely praised for its hit soundtrack produced by award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar. On top of Lamar himself, the record featured appearances from chart-topping artists The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Khalid, SZA, and many more. One particular hit, "All the Stars," spent many weeks atop the charts and was even nominated for a slew of musical awards.
Shooting is currently underway on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as the highly-anticipated sequel heads towards its November 11, 2022 release. Following the passing of T'Challa actor Chadwick Boseman, the follow-up will honor the legacy of the character as the heroic Wakandan mantle passes on with many original cast members returning.
With the release now under a year away, Marvel Studios will almost certainly be beginning preparation for yet another hit soundtrack, and a recent rumor may have revealed some artists who may be featuring.
Marvel Considers Hit Artists for Black Panther 2 Soundtrack
An exclusive report from Metro revealed that Marvel Studios has reportedly lined up Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Solange, and Stormzy to appear on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
According to Metro's sources, rapper and singer Doja Cat was added to the line-up due to her South African heritage. Meanwhile, "Blinding Lights" artist The Weeknd, popular singer Solange, and UK rapper Stormzy are being considered to assemble a wide range of hit artists to outperform the popular original 2018 soundtrack.
Canadian rapper Tory Lanez was reportedly in consideration for the album although his inclusion has become unlikely due to the upcoming court case surrounding his shooting of Megan Thee Stallion - which is due to begin in January.
With Lanez proving increasingly unlikely, producers are apparently interested in newcomer R&B artists Giveon and Brent Faiyaz.
The exclusive report went on to reveal that with the storyline finalized and shooting underway, producers are beginning to assemble artists to write songs for the film. While still undecided, there is reportedly talk some of the artists may make cameo appearances in the movie.
Who Will Appear on Wakanda Forever's Soundtrack?
As Kendrick Lamar continues work on his next album and the follow-up to his award-winning record DAMN, there is currently no evidence to suggest the rapper will be teaming up with Marvel Studios again for Wakanda Forever.
The newly-reported line-up of potential candidates for Wakanda Forever's soundtrack certainly sounds promising. For the most part, producers seem to be pursuing a suite of new artists for the sequel as The Weeknd is the only one on the list to have worked on the original.
Doja Cat and The Weeknd both have a consistent track record of producing hit tracks making them fitting additions to the album. Meanwhile, Stromzy ought to appeal to UK audiences as one of the most popular rappers currently active in the country.
Black Panther's original soundtrack saw 24 artists involved meaning fans should look forward to plenty more names on the album beyond this initially reported line-up. As the first album pulled in many of the biggest Black artists at the time, the sequel is likely to do the same with chart-toppers Lil Nas X and Megan Thee Stallion being two possible additions.
The full track and feature list for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's soundtrack won't be revealed until near the sequel's theatrical release on November 11, 2022.