This past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios gave fans a thrill with a touching yet action-packed trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Well, the trailer appears to be a hit.
According to Variety, the first trailer earned over 172 million views in its first 24 hours, becoming one of the biggest for a Marvel Studios project. The Wakanda Forever trailer nearly doubled the 88 million views the original Black Panther earned garnered in 2017. Black Panther would go on to gross over a billion dollars in 2018.
The film capped the Hall H presentation on Saturday to thunderous roars and applause, beginning with a live performance by Baaba Maal (vocals), Massamba Diop (tama) and dancers and drummers. Feige was joined on stage by director Ryan Coogler and cast members Mabel Cadena, Michaela Cole, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Tenoch Huerta, Florence Kasumba, Alex Livinalli, Lupita Nyong’o, Dominique Thorne, and Letitia Wright for a Q&A and first look at the film’s first trailer.
The trailer has been the talk of social media, with people saying it is “the best trailer Marvel” has ever given us. With nods to the late Chadwick Boseman and the touching addition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry”. The trailer also featured the first look at Namor the Sub Mariner, Riri Williams, and a tease to the new Black Panther, which everyone is trying to speculate who it could be under the suit.
In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.