Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had its world premiere last night (October 26) at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and the only thing hotter than the reviews beginning to pour in is the purple carpet looks. New parents Rihanna and A$AP Rocky looked stunning in coordinated outfits, while cast members Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett and Lupita Nyong’o rocked jewel tones for the Wakandan royalty event.
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
The long-awaited follow-up to Black Panther has been delayed by the pandemic and the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman (who played T’Challa/Black Panther) from colon cancer in 2020 after a private battle with the disease for over four years. Director Ryan Coogler spoke to Deadline about Boseman and said, “He was a giant of a man, the screen couldn’t contain him. To watch his movies is only to know a piece of him. We felt so fortunate to know the whole guy and we try and honor him on this one.”
“We tried to honor him with this one”: Ryan Coogler on welcoming a new Black Panther after Chadwick’s passing #WakandaForever pic.twitter.com/780rlq7civ— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) October 27, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases in theaters on November 11 with a runtime of 2 hours and 41 minutes, the sequel will be the second-longest title in the MCU behind Avengers: Endgame. See the hottest looks of the world premiere ranked below: