To hear Ryan Coogler and Wakanda Forever‘s cast speak about Chadwick Boseman and the 2018 Best Picture nominee at Comic-Con would’ve been enough. Of course, though, given that Wakanda Forever is set for a November 11 release, Coogler treated fans to film’s the first trailer.
The two-minute teaser is packed with peeks at what awaits us in the sequel without Boseman, who died after a private battle with cancer in 2020 at age 43.
One thing is clear from in brief look: Boseman may be gone, but T’Challa is not forgotten.
In the preview Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Angela Bassett’s Ramora appear devastated, with the Bassett tasked with healing Wakanda and its people.
“I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone,” Angela Bassett’s Ramonda says at one point. “Have I not given everything?”
Here’s a little peak at the plot of the new movie. There’s an obstacle, this time it appears to be with the kingdom of Atlantis. Namor the Sub-Mariner, played by Tenoch Huerta is king of Atlantis, gifted with just about every sea-related power you can think of. By the looks of the trailer, Atlantis and Wakanda will somehow be thrown into conflict with each other.
Namor and the Atlanteans may not necessarily be villains, though. If you think back to Black Panther Coogler makes you question the morality and motivations of two opposing sides. Remember,Michael B. Jordan‘s Killmonger criticized Wakanda for not helping those in need elsewhere in the world, despite its resources.
But amid the grief that permeates the preview, there’s hope, the birth of new life (literally) and a glimpse at the future, with a clawed sneak peek of a new suited hero.
The movie hits theaters Nov. 11.