Black Panther: Wakanda Forever! — What to Watch Before!
The much-anticipated Black Panther sequel is a few days away from hitting theaters, so it might be helpful to review what fans need to watch before seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is generating a lot of anticipation. The film will introduce a new generation of heroes and reveal who will assume T Challa’s Black Panther mantle after Chadwick Boseman, the series’ lead, passes away. Additionally, Riri Williams, aka Ironheart, will make her MCU debut in Ryan Coogler’s film.
Here is a list of movies and television shows before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Captain America: Civil War
The 2016 film Captain America: Civil War marked T Challa’s debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Black Panther movie by the Russo Brothers told the tale of how he came to rule Wakanda after his father, T Chaka, unexpectedly passed away at the hands of Baron Zemo. By accusing Bucky Barnes of the attack, the villain dupes everyone.
In his epic battle with Captain America, Black Panther naturally sided with Iron Man because the Wakandan superhero was seeking vengeance against the Winter Soldier, who also happens to be Steve Rogers’ best friend. After revealing the truth, T Challa gave his new buddy Bucky sanctuary in Wakanda.
The first MCU film directed by Ryan Coogler is still regarded as one of the most influential superhero films ever created. The tale featured the internal struggle for dominance between the titular hero and Killmonger, played by a brilliant Michael B. Jordan, in a suggestive afrofuturistic setting. T Challa discovers what it takes to be a king as Killmonger seeks to exact revenge for the death of his father, Wakandan Prince N Jobu. One of the highest-grossing MCU films, Black Panther was a critical and financial success, earning more than $1.3 billion at the box office.
Additionally, the picture created history by becoming the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture by the Academy. Boseman, Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis were a few of the actors in the ensemble cast. In the upcoming sequel, the majority of the Black Panther cast will be back.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame
Everyone anticipated that the king of Wakanda would play a significant part in the climax of the Infinity Saga given the character’s fame, and that is exactly what happened. Black Panther and his nation battle to protect the world from the Mad Titan in Wakanda during the epic battle between the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Thanos’ gang. Unfortunately, T Challa and his sister Shuri were erased from existence by Thanos at the conclusion of the novel.
When T Challa makes his on-screen comeback in Avengers: Endgame to exact his sweet retribution against Thanos, who could help but cheer for the king of Wakanda? The Avengers decide to take whatever steps are necessary to travel back in time and reverse the consequences of the Blip after half of the cosmos vanished as a result of Thanos’ snap. With more than $2.7 billion in revenue, the 2019 blockbuster broke numerous box office records and is among the highest-earning movies ever. Black Panther contributed once more to one of the MCU’s biggest triumphs.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Even if someone only watched the MCU films, Black Panther’s plot would still be rather simple. However, TV programs have also developed a few of the Wakandan tales. Ayo and a group of the Dora Milaje, Wakanda’s solely female special forces, were summoned back by The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in order to bring Baron Zemo to punishment for what he did to King T Chaka in Captain America: Civil War. Even though the Winter Soldier played a crucial part in assisting Zemo to escape from prison, the relationship between Bucky and Wakanda is again emphasized in the plot.
Wakanda Forever Featurette in “Black Panther” Highlights Namor and His Kingdom.
Fans should add Marvel’s animated series to their list of things to watch prior to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for the sake of completion. What If? included some episodes with scenarios taking place in Wakanda or starring Wakandan characters. Particularly in episode two, T Challa transforms into Star-Lord and joins the Ravagers.
Killmonger assumed the identity of Black Panther in Episodes 6 and 9 and joined the Watcher and the Guardians of the Multiverse. Boseman also appeared in the series and provided the final T Challa voice before passing away from colon cancer. The actor’s efforts were honored posthumously with a deserving Emmy.