‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Embraced by Fans for ‘Incredible’ Performances

Danai Gurira as Okoye and Angela Bassett as Ramonda in Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER. Photo by Eli Adé. © 2022 MARVEL.

The highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is finally here and fans say it’s “incredible.”

The film follows the residents of Wakanda fighting to save their land from the undersea people of Talokan, after the death of king T’Challa, played by Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman died from colon cancer in August 2020, after privately battling the disease. The sequel says goodbye to the late actor by honoring his legacy throughout the film.

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Many fans took to twitter to share their thoughts on the sequel as soon as they left theaters.

One person tweeted: “Just finished watching Black Panther Wakanda Forever and all I can say is: Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda and Tenoch Huerta as Namor are incredible. Two powerhouse performances that steal the movie, when they’re on screen you can’t take your eyes off of them.”

Someone else wrote: “They should just send Angela Bassett her (overdue) Best Supporting Actress Oscar along with Ruth Carter’s Best Costume Design Oscar right now because WHEW!! #WakandaForever.”

“Phase Zero-MCU” podcast host and producer Brandon Davis tweeted: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the best MCU movie this year and it is not close.”

Another person tweeted: “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is an emotional journey through grief for the characters, cast, creators and the fans. A beautiful tribute to Chadwick and T’Challa, a powerful new beginning for those who uphold his legacy, and one HELL of a conclusion to Phase 4. #WakandaForever.”

Someone else tweeted: “Man this silent intro… Great tribute to Chadwick…Memorable movie…Black panther lives #WakandaForever #MarvelStudios.”

Another person wrote: “Really enjoyed #BlackPantherWakandaForever. Fun but definitely very sentimental. Really touching on a different level if you understand grief. Whew. And Angela Bassett got to ANGELA BASSETT. Masterclass. Wakanda Forever.”

The film features returning stars Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. They are joined by new stars to the film Tenoch Huerta as Namor and Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart.

The first Black Panther film brought in $700 million at the domestic box office and $1.3 billion worldwide. It also became the first comic book movie nominated for best picture at the Oscars.

According to Collider, Wakanda Forever is expected to make between $175 million and $185 million domestically this weekend, while tracking to earn $365 million worldwide.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now in theaters nationwide.