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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to make a whopping $175M at the box office

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to pull in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend after it hits theaters on November 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The highly-awaited sequel’s predecessor debuted at $202 million domestically in February 2018, and went on to earn $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office.

The Marvel adaptation, which was also directed by Ryan Coogler, become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. 

Exciting: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to pull in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend after it hits theaters on November 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Exciting: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to pull in blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend after it hits theaters on November 11, according to The Hollywood Reporter

At the time, it became the first film since Avatar – the top-grossing movie ever – to lead the box office for five consecutive weekends. 

In the original, the late actor, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020, starred as Black Panther’s title character, amid a cast that also included Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. 

Numerous cast members from the first movie expressed interest in returning for a follow-up, although plans were complicated when Boseman tragically died of colon cancer. 

Back! The highly-awaited sequel's predecessor debuted at $202 million domestically in February 2018, and went on to earn $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office

Back! The highly-awaited sequel’s predecessor debuted at $202 million domestically in February 2018, and went on to earn $1.34 billion at the worldwide box office

Major success: The Marvel adaptation, which was also directed by Ryan Coogler, become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time

Major success: The Marvel adaptation, which was also directed by Ryan Coogler, become one of the highest-grossing movies of all time

It was later confirmed that plans for a sequel would be moving forward and that the late actor’s role would not be recast.

Filming on the project began in June of last year and continued until its crew wrapped this past March.

The latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirmed a new Black Panther after King T’Challa’s death and showed a new hero for the first time.

Beloved film: At the time, it became the first film since Avatar - the top-grossing movie ever - to lead the box office for five consecutive weekends

Beloved film: At the time, it became the first film since Avatar – the top-grossing movie ever – to lead the box office for five consecutive weekends

The two-minute, action-packed clip was released by Marvel earlier  this month as it showed that someone would be taking the mantle after the death of Boseman’s character in addition to Ironheart being shown for the first time.

The very end of the trailer showed a woman in a clinging suit much like T’Challa’s, presumably his sister Shuri who is played by Letitia Wright.

Another major moment was the first glimpse of Ironheart in full steel suit as she flies in the air much like Iron Man. 

Big hit: In the original, the late actor, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020, starred as Black Panther's title character, amid a cast that also included Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o

Big hit: In the original, the late actor, Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020, starred as Black Panther’s title character, amid a cast that also included Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o

Familiar faces: Numerous cast members from the first movie expressed interest in returning for a follow-up, although plans were complicated when Boseman tragically died of colon cancer

Familiar faces: Numerous cast members from the first movie expressed interest in returning for a follow-up, although plans were complicated when Boseman tragically died of colon cancer

It showed Dominique Thorne, played by Riri Williams, putting the parts together for the intricate outfit before taking off.

Later on it showed her yelling ‘Let’s go!’ as she jetted through the air.

Ironheart is a teenage engineering student who designs a suit of armor similar to Iron Man by using stolen material from campus

Preview: The latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirmed a new Black Panther after King T'Challa's death and showed a new hero for the first time

Preview: The latest trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever confirmed a new Black Panther after King T’Challa’s death and showed a new hero for the first time

The trailer began with the emotional funeral for the fallen T’Challa as his mother Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, walked alongside Shuri who held the helmet worn by her brother.

Then an ominous voice could be heard from new villain Namor, played by  Tenoch Huerta, who says: ‘Only the most broken people… can be great leaders.’

It then shows Namor, the underwater King of Talokan, in full  royal garb as he descends in down to his throne in the ocean.

Tragic: The trailer began with the emotional funeral for the fallen T'Challa as his mother Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, walked alongside Shuri

Tragic: The trailer began with the emotional funeral for the fallen T’Challa as his mother Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, walked alongside Shuri

Tribute: Shuri held onto the helmet famously worn by her older brother

Tribute: Shuri held onto the helmet famously worn by her older brother 

She's back: It also showed Danai Gurira's fan-favorite character Okoye springing into action

She’s back: It also showed Danai Gurira’s fan-favorite character Okoye springing into action 

 M’Baku, played by Winston Duke, is surrounded by many others as he describes the baddie: ‘His people do not call him general or king. They call him K’uk’ulkan. The feather serpent god. Killing him will risk eternal war.’

Namor – also known as the Sub-Mariner –  is the mutant son of a human sea captain and princess of the mythical undersea kingdom of Atlantis who possesses superstrength and the aquatic abilities as the homo mermanus race in addition to flight and other superhuman powers.

Ironheart and Namor were not the only big reveals in the clip as Michaela Cole made her debut as queer warrior Aneka.

Then an ominous voice could be heard from new villain Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, who says: 'Only the most broken people... can be great leaders'

Then an ominous voice could be heard from new villain Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, who says: ‘Only the most broken people… can be great leaders’

Epic: It then shows Namor, the underwater King of Talokan, in full royal garb as he descends in down to his throne in the ocean

Epic: It then shows Namor, the underwater King of Talokan, in full royal garb as he descends in down to his throne in the ocean

M¿Baku, played by Winston Duke, is surrounded by many others as he describes the baddie: 'His people do not call him general or king. They call him K'uk'ulkan. The feather serpent god. Killing him will risk eternal war'

M’Baku, played by Winston Duke, is surrounded by many others as he describes the baddie: ‘His people do not call him general or king. They call him K’uk’ulkan. The feather serpent god. Killing him will risk eternal war’

Aneka is the combat instructor for the all-woman special forces team Dora Milaje and has a romantic relationship with Ayo, played by Florence Kasuma. 

Development on a sequel to the original Black Panther shortly after the release of the original, which premiered in 2018.

Numerous cast members from the first movie expressed interest in returning for a follow-up, although plans were complicated when Boseman tragically passed away from colon cancer in August of 2020.

She may destroy you: Ironheart and Namor were not the only big reveals in the clip as Michaela Cole made her debut as queer warrior Aneka

She may destroy you: Ironheart and Namor were not the only big reveals in the clip as Michaela Cole made her debut as queer warrior Aneka

Battle-tested: Aneka is the combat instructor for the all-woman special forces team Dora Milaje and has a romantic relationship with Ayo, played by Florence Kasuma

Battle-tested: Aneka is the combat instructor for the all-woman special forces team Dora Milaje and has a romantic relationship with Ayo, played by Florence Kasuma

It was later confirmed that plans for a sequel would be moving forward and that the late actor’s role would not be recast.

Filming on the project began in June of last year and continued until its crew wrapped this past March.

The original Black Panther debuted in February 2018 and was an immediate box office smash hit.

Blockbuster: The original Black Panther debuted in February 2018 and was an immediate box office smash hit with Chadwick Boseman in the starring role. It was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office in 2018, and second worldwide, just behind Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion)

Blockbuster: The original Black Panther debuted in February 2018 and was an immediate box office smash hit with Chadwick Boseman in the starring role. It was the highest-grossing film at the domestic box office in 2018, and second worldwide, just behind Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048 billion)

Gone too soon: Boseman tragically passed away from colon cancer in August of 2020, he is pictured November 2019

Gone too soon: Boseman tragically passed away from colon cancer in August of 2020, he is pictured November 2019


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