Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the Marvel Studios sequel, is making a major impact on tracking with less than a month till it opens in theatres. The sequel to 2018’s Black Panther is on track for a $175 million domestic debut, according to The Hollywood Reporter. This is a lot in the current pandemic-affected times even though it is far less than the original 2018 movie’s $202 million. The original eventually made $1.34 billion in global sales. The lower estimations may also be because of Chadwick Boseman’s absence, a popular late actor who portrayed T’Challa or the title character in the first Black Panther.
Thankfully, blockbusters like The Batman and Spider-Man: No Way Home have not been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and have continued to do well at the box office. It’s entirely likely that Wakanda Forever budget estimates will rise as the release date draws closer.
The first impression among the select few who have seen preliminary copies of the film is that the sequel delivers the goods, and advance ticket sales are already robust. With Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Michaela Coel, and Angela Bassett in the cast, filmmaker Ryan Coogler is back.
The first picture, which featured the great Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, swiftly rose to fame as the first Marvel Studios production with a predominately Black cast. The untimely passing of Boseman has made the path to the Wakanda Forever challenge. The sequel was co-written by Joe Robert Cole and directed by Ryan Coogler. It acknowledges Chadwick Boseman’s history as T’Challa while also moving the franchise forward.
Theater owners will benefit if “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” becomes popular. It’s anticipated that “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” will turn things around and give the exhibition industry the kind of Christmas season commercial juggernauts it needs. On November 11th, Wakanda Forever will be released in theatres.