“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, the sequel to Black Panther, premiered on Nov. 11, quickly becoming one of the top grossing films of 2022.            

“I planned to see the movie because I really enjoyed watching the first movie and the actors, and  also because the trailer made it seem really exciting and packed with action,” freshman Joyce Rodriquez said. 

Promotional and fan-made videos celebrating the release of the production have flooded social media platforms and helped this movie become a popular success. 

“I found out that ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was premiering through social media like Tiktok and Twitter,” freshman Nevia Edouard said. “I also heard my teammates talking about how they wanted to watch it.” 

With the lead actor, Chadwick Boseman, passing away in 2020, it left the writers scrambling to come up with a new plot for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. Not only was Marvel able to rewrite the story to recognize the legacy of the original Black Panther, but it also took much inspiration from the Black Panther comics.  

“The writers and directors added great emotional scenes at the beginning of the movie that felt as if they were not only honoring the character T’challa but also Chadwick Boseman’s death,” freshman Mia Vergara said. “It was interesting to see how the writers were able to incorporate Chadwick’s death to create a new plot.” 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” introduced the audience to many new characters, including an appalling new villain named Namor, who is driven by revenge throughout the movie. 

“Namor was portrayed really well in this movie and created a dark and chilling atmosphere that had us on the edge of our seats during the movie,” Vergara said.  

Although the movie experienced challenges with the script and the death of a beloved actor, the movie turned out to be a success that created a daunting villain and riveting atmosphere. 

“I definitely recommend watching ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’,” Rodriquez said. “It was an exciting and suspenseful thriller that pictured mourning a loved one while still being an exciting adventure to follow.”