The director behind Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shared a heartfelt letter thanking fans for their support.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues to dominate the box office as it heads into its third weekend in theaters. As the Marvel Studios movie seeks to earn the top spot again this Thanksgiving, Ryan Coogler has responded to its success with a letter of gratitude on social media.
wakanda forever was directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote alongside Joe Robert Cole. The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett.
Two years after the release of Black Panther and the return of T’Challa in Avengers: Infinity War and its follow-up End of Game, Chadwick Boseman, the actor behind the fan-favorite character, has died aged 43, after a four-year battle with colon cancer. Marvel made the decision not to recast T’Challa, with his sister Shuri taking on the role of Black Panther.
In Heroic Hollywood’s review of the film, Ryden Scarnato wrote, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever resumes after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with T’Challa’s death becoming permanent due to Boseman’s actual passing and the story that now follows the world of Wakanda dealing with that grief. Although the film is an ensemble, it ultimately rests on the shoulders of Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda.
“When it comes to performances, everyone here is at the top of their game, and you can’t help but think that’s because of the movie’s intertwining with real life. With Wright and Bassett serving of focal points, the two are the strongest of the bunch, with incredibly personal moments that are some of the most heartfelt we’ve ever seen in the MCU.Shuri’s larger role in the film, in particular, also works for those who might have reservations.
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