Black Panther 2 (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) is going to have a pretty long runtime if these new reports are to be believed! According to Cineplex‘s website, the upcoming Marvel sequel will clock in at two hours and forty-one minutes. The runtime was taken down from the website not long after it was posted. However, Disney has since confirmed that the reported runtime is indeed correct. This all means that Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sequel will be the longest-running solo Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film ever released.
The current longest-running solo film is Eternals which clocks in at two hours and thirty-seven minutes. Here is the plot synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (courtesy of Marvel Studios):
In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela 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 (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Black Panther 2 runtime is very, very long!
There has been a lot written about this upcoming movie. It was put in a very difficult situation after the very sad passing of Chadwick Boseman. Boseman was meant to star in the movie, but his passing meant that Marvel and Ryan Coogler had to rethink the whole movie. Well, they did that, and now the movie is about to be released, and it’s going to be a very long film. There have since been reports suggesting that Letitia Wright will be taking over the mantle of the Black Panther in the movie. She’s playing Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, and it seems as though the burden and honour of being the next Black Panther will fall to her.
However, she will also have to face one of the toughest opponents Wakanda and the Black Panther have ever faced in Namor. It was revealed not long ago that this version of Namor will actually be a mutant. I think this is a good way to go and it looks like mutants are going to be a big deal in the MCU moving forward.
Are all future Marvel movies going to be this long?
Black Panther 2 is directed by Ryan Coogler. He’s working off a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole. The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit cinemas in the United States on November 11th, 2022.
However, the movie might not get a cinema release in France due to a law that prevents studios from releasing films that have been released theatrically on streaming platforms until 17 months after the movie’s initial release. It’s going to be interesting to see what Disney ends up doing and whether they forgot a theatrical release in France. I’m hoping they don’t do that as I live in France at the moment and I really want to see the movie on the biggest screen possible.
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