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Early reviews for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever say the sequel is utterly outstanding

Rachel Lang

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Early reviews for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever say the sequel is utterly outstanding

Early reviews are starting to roll in for Marvel's upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the forecast is good.

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In the wake of Chadwick Boseman's death, all eyes have been on the film and how they address the loss of their lead and hero.

Boseman died of colon cancer in 2020 and his passing left many fans wondering how the Black Panther story would unfold.

But instead of recasting his role, the fictional Marvel kingdom is instead in mourning for the loss of their King, both on-screen and off.

With the world premiere of the film now completed, critics are praising Marvel for how they handled such a delicate subject.

Rotten Tomatoes' Lando had nothing but celebration for the film.

He said: "Wakanda Forever is outstanding. It handles loss, grief and revenge with a maturity and seriousness rarely seen in the MCU. Black Panther continues to be their crown jewel. Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta all bring some of the best acting I've seen all year."

Variety's Clayton Davis added: "Wakanda Forever is a beautiful tribute to Chadwick Boseman. Visual stunner, with Angela Bassett commanding every scene she inhabits. Rihanna's Lift Me Up will do that for many. Another great post credit scene that's genuinely a jaw-dropper. Don't know about Oscars."

Drew Taylor from the Wrap said: "Wakanda Forever prioritises sentiment over spectacle and for the most part it’s a transporting and engrossing triumph. Arguably Marvel Studio’s most deeply felt and emotional resonant extravaganza. Also Ludwig’s score is an all timer."

As the reviews continue to roll in, it seems there is virtually no one who isn't praising Marvel for handling the next instalment of the Black Panther franchise and Boseman's passing.

The next instalment will introduce new characters such as RiRi Williams (played by Dominique Thorne) and Namor (played by Tenoch Huerta).

The world premiere was held in Hollywood on Wednesday (October 26) with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige telling Variety that Boseman's body of work would 'last forever' and that 'generation after generation after generation will get to feel his presence'.

The film also features the first new song from Rihanna in over six years, titled Lift Me Up.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits cinemas on November 10.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios.

Topics: Black Panther, Marvel, TV and Film

Rachel Lang
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