A new featurette titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been released by Marvel Studios in anticipation of the next MCU sequel, which opens in theaters on November 11. The video has filmmaker Ryan Coogler and the cast talking about how excited they are to bring Talokan to life and how much they admire Namor’s leadership of his people.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, based on the Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, will return to the incredible world of Wakanda and its many colorful characters.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer
- Rating: PG-13 (Some Language|Sequences of Strong Violence|Action)
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
- Original Language: English
- Director: Ryan Coogler
- Producer: Kevin Feige, Nate Moore
- Writer: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
- Release Date (Theaters): Nov 11, 2022, Wide
- Runtime: 2h 41m
- Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
- Sound Mix: Dolby Atmos, DTS, Dolby Digital
- Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)
- View the collection: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Most of the original cast, including Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Florence Kasumba as Ayo, will be back for it. Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) as Namor, Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) as Aneka, Mabel Cadena as Namora, and Alex Livinalli as Attuma are new to the franchise and join the aforementioned actors.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is directed by Ryan Coogler and written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole. The show is being produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, and the executive produced by Victoria Alonso, Louis D’Esposito, and Barry Waldman.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be featuring 19 original tracks, and over 40 foreign musicians, including Rihanna’s new song “Lift Me Up.”
With the most ever daily plays and the greatest ever daily audience, Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” has become the most added song in the history of U.S. radio this week.
Over 40 international musicians recorded in Lagos, Nigeria, Mexico City, London, and Los Angeles for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By soundtrack. Rihanna, Tems, Fireboy DML, OG DAYV ft. Future, CKay ft. PinkPantheress, E-40, and a ton more make appearances.
Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy winner Ludwig Göransson created and produced the score and original songs on the soundtrack. He has vast experience in both cinema and television scoring (Black Panther, Creed, The Mandalorian) and the production of musicians (Childish Gambino, Adele, Haim, Justin Timberlake).
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks the fourth time that Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson have worked together on a film, and this time they wanted to do something different with the soundtrack. Since their days together at USC Film School, these two creatives have discussed taking this method, and with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, they have made it a reality.
Almost the course of over two thousand and five hundred hours, spanning six studios on three continents and five nations, Göransson recorded the score and soundtrack. More than 250 musicians, including two orchestras, two choirs, and more than 40 vocalists, will be heard throughout the film.
Coogler had a hand in many aspects of the film’s soundtrack, from helping to pen the lyrics for Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” to recommending that Nigerian singer/songwriter Tems cover Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry,” which was then fused with Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” for the film’s viral trailer.
The significance of making an immersive journey of sound and voice was something that Ryan and I discussed,” Göransson added. We wanted to use songs in the film, if they were used at all, to be complete and relevant to the narrative. The goal of the story was to help the audience go from mourning to joy. Close your eyes and enjoy the film’s magic by listening to the score. As I said, that was the plan all along.
Due to the story’s fusion of Nigerian and Mesoamerican influences, sessions were held in both Lagos, Nigeria, and Mexico City, Mexico, as well as London’s Abbey Road Studios. Producers collaborated with well-known musicians in Lagos, a center of musical invention thanks in large part to the district of Tems. The soundtrack also features new musicians and rappers from Mexico City, such as the Mayan rapping MC Pat Boy.
For his investigation into Mayan music, Göransson collaborated closely with music archeologist Alejandro Rojas in Mexico City. The soundscape was composed using instruments from both Nigerian and Mesoamerican civilizations.
THE BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER –MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY TRACKLISTING FOLLOWS:
- Lift Me Up Performed by Rihanna
- Love & Loyalty (Believe) Performed by DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna and Busiswa
- Alone Performed by Burna Boy
- No Woman No Cry Performed by Tems
- Árboles Bajo El Mar Performed by Vivir Quintana and Mare Advertencia
- Con La Brisa Performed by Foudeqush and Ludwig Göransson
- La Vida Performed by Snow Tha Product featuring E-40
- Interlude Performed by Stormzy
- Coming Back For You Performed by Fireboy DML
- They Want It, But No Performed by Tobe Nwigwe and Fat Nwigwe
- Laayli’ kuxa’ano’one Performed by ADN Maya Colectivo: Pat Boy, Yaalen K’uj, All Mayan Winik
- Limoncello Performed by OG DAYV featuring Future
- Anya Mmiri Performed by CKay featuring PinkPantheress
- Wake Up Performed by Bloody Civilian featuring Rema
- Pantera Performed by Alemán featuring Rema
- Jele Performed by DBN Gogo, Sino Msolo, Kamo Mphela, Young Stunna and Busiswa
- Inframundo Performed by Blue Rojo
- No Digas Mi Nombre Performed by calle x vida and Foudeqush
- Mi Pueblo Performed by Guadalupe de Jesús Chan Poot