This Friday, November 11, the premiere of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, the last film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that hits theaters in 2022. As if the expectation were not enough, Kevin Feigthe president of Marvel Studios, has added the icing on the cake by saying that this film is the most important they have ever produced.
In a recent video shared by Marvel focused on the role of Ryan Coogler, director and screenwriter of the film, in the production of ‘Wakanda Forever’; Feige has made the following statement about this new project: “It seems to the entire team that this is the most important film we have ever made.. This sentiment is what every member of the team focused on every day, and none more so than Ryan Coogler.”
‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is important for several reasons. In the first place, it revolves around a very human feeling: mourning and suffering in the face of a loss, but It’s not a sentiment handpicked for the plot, it’s an emotion that the entire team had to deal with after Chadwick Boseman’s death. The public knows that behind each character there is a person who has gone through something similar.r, Shuri crying for T’Challa is the equivalent of Letitia Wright crying for Boseman. Viewers know that not everything in the film is fiction, ‘Wakanda Forever’ is a story that also works as a real tribute and farewell to the actor.
Moving away from the sentimental section, ‘Black Panther 2’ is very important because it is the direct sequel to a film that received much praise and became a favorite of the UCM fan audience. ‘Black Panther’ made history and was the first movie adapted from superhero comics to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. Expectations are high and that’s always a major challenge for the creative team on any project.
How Martin Freeman experienced it
In an interview for Yahoo MoviesMartin Freeman, who reprises his role as Everett Ross in this installment, has spoken from his point of view of what Boseman’s death meant for the creative process of the film: “It didn’t make it any harder. I guess it made it a little more poignant to be back on set after losing Chadwick. To be honest, if we had lost anyone it would have been horrible. It’s always horrible to lose people when they’re young. Added to this, we lost Black Panther in ‘Black Panther’. That’s a pretty big deal, aside from losing the man that Chadwick was. The truth is that then you just move on. You have a movie to make. You have x number of pages to work on in a day and you have to do it. You can’t get over being in a constant state of mourning. The shock of losing Chadwick was a while before we started recording again and that was horrible. But hopefully, by the time we started shooting, we were in a ‘yeah, we lost Chad, it’s horrible and we’ve had to do a 90 degree turn to turn this into something different’ attitude. I hope we did well.”