Rattlers more than ready for ‘Wakanda Forever’

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The moment we have been waiting for is finally approaching. The new Black Panther
movie, “Wakanda Forever,” is set to debut in theaters on Nov. 11.

The first official trailer for “Wakanda Forever” was released on Oct. 3, and it threatened
to break the internet with 172 million views in less than 24 hours.

Many fans are saddened that the main character will not be in the sequel to the
blockbuster hit, but are excited that his sister Shuri will be taking on his role in the new
Wakanda film.

As all of you know, Chadwick Boseman, a 2020 cancer victim at age 43, is no longer
with us. However, “Wakanda Forever” is trying to follow the same theme by continuing
to make a cultural impact and inspire audiences — particularly audiences of color. This
film will no doubt be regarded as a beautiful contribution to Boseman’s legacy.

“I went to a premiere of the first Black Panther movie and it was so surreal to watch. I
honestly got goosebumps all over me. While the absence of Chadwick Boseman will be
felt, I am quite fond of seeing another female superhero in the Marvel universe. I loved
that they decided to keep it in the family so I will not miss seeing the second movie in
the theaters,” FAMU freshman Leah Sinclair said.

In a recent interview with Letitia Wright on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show”, Wright
mentioned how she dedicated every scene she did to Boseman.

“I think it’s very interesting to see the new characters they are introducing in this film. I
also think it was a smooth transition for his sister to become the new Black Panther. I
definitely would like to see them focus more on the power of a Black woman in this
movie. I will be going to see this movie; without a doubt,” FAMU student Kinnedi
Bonner said.

The creators of “Wakanda Forever” have opened the door for many new actors to have
an opportunity to play in a powerful movie.

“I feel like this is a good follow up movie in my opinion. I am excited to see how they
honor Chadwick Boseman within the movie. I’m pretty familiar with it, being as though
I’ve been a fan of Marvel movies ever since I was a kid. I definitely miss Chadwick
Boseman but I think his sister, Shuri, was a perfect fit for such a powerful role,” FAMU
student Trenten Cintron said.