Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has officially joined the Oscar race! A few weeks after Black Panther 2’s successful release, Marvel unveiled the first poster for their Oscar campaign for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther 2 is hoping to make a splash at the upcoming Academy Awards, as Marvel has kicked off the sequel’s Oscar campaign with the movie’s first “For Your Consideration” poster. The poster highlights Queen Ramonda actor Angela Bassett, whose portrayal as T’Challa’s grieving mother has received widespread acclaim. Angela Bassett has been hotly tipped to get a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her impressive performance in the film.
At the 91st Academy Awards, the first Black Panther film landed six nominations, including Best Picture, a first for a superhero project. The film produced by Marvel Studios took home two Awards, one for Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter and one for Original Score by Ludwig Göransson.
Ryan Coogler directed Wakanda Forever based on a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. The movie stars Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Florence Kasumba, and Dominique Thorne. Other casts include Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta, and Michaela Coel.
Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played T’Challa, died at the age of 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer, two years after the release of Black Panther and T’Challa’s reappearance in Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Endgame. The role of Black Panther was assumed by T’Challa’s sister Shuri when Marvel decided against recasting T’Challa.