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Black Panther 2 cast, Release Date, Plot, Villain, Spoilers

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This feature was written before the tragic news that Chadwick Boseman had died at the age of 43. Our thoughts are with his family.

Even before Marvel started talking officially about the MCU’s Phase Four, given the reaction to the first movie, boss Kevin Feige said a Black Panther sequel is “absolutely” going to happen.

“[I have] nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that,” he said.

That’s a no-brainer given that the film broke records for the superhero genre, landed a historic Golden Globes nomination (although it didn’t win) and made Oscar history at the 2019 Academy Awards.

And lo and behold, Feige confirmed that Black Panther 2 was happening at Comic-Con. So what do we know about the upcoming return of the King of Wakanda?

Black Panther 2 release date: When can we expect it?

Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, The Hulk, Captain America, Avengers Infinity War trailer
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Ryan Coogler is attached to write and direct Black Panther 2 and he’s bringing back the original creative cast, because why wouldn’t he?

They’re taking their time to make sure it’s a worthy sequel too as it was confirmed at D23 Expo that the sequel will be out on May, 6, 2022. So far that hasn’t moved despite the general state of the world, and the shift of the other Phase 4 titles.

The May 2022 release date means Black Panther 2 is either one of the final movies of Phase 4 or one of the first in Phase 5.

Black Panther 2 plot: What’s it all about?

As said, it’s early days for the Black Panther sequel, so we’ve got a while to wait until plot details start to trickle through.

But this hasn’t stopped fans from speculating what’s next for the warriors of Wakanda.

In the first flick, it was Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa who was eventually crowned as ruler and protector of Wakanda after fighting off competition from Michael B Jordan’s Erik Killmonger and Winston Duke’s M’Baku.

DO NOT REUSE: Winston Duke as M'Baku in Black Panther
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For the next round, rumour has it that one of the ideas put forward for the script involves Wakanda under attack yet again, with either Namor or Princess Zanda being the antagonist who’s looking to take over.

This is all just speculation, of course, but it would certainly fit in line with the theory doing the rounds that Namor (AKA Marvel’s version of Aquaman) is set to make his MCU debut after he was alluded to in Endgame. We know that the villain has been on Marvel’s mind since it regained the rights to the character in 2016. Will his grand entrance unfold in Black Panther 2? Time will tell.

As for the focus of the film, Coogler told ScreenRant that he wanted to explore what T’Challa would be like growing into his role as a king, especially given how different the character is in the MCU from his comic book origin.

He said: “I’d be really interested to see, you know, what kind of king he is with experience and how that affects his performance in the stories.”

The Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER
Ryan Coogler and Kevin Feige

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Kevin Feige has his own ideas. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he said that when they looked at the scene on the ancestral plane in Black Panther: “Towards the end of the movie, T’Challa takes the herb again and encounters his father, where he’s like, ‘Hey, man. We’ve kind of screwed up, and I want to change it’.

“There’s that moment where all of the ancestors come behind T’Chaka. We would joke and go, ‘I want to see… what’s their story? What’s that story? Who was Bashenga, the first king of Wakanda? Who’s that third to the left, behind T’Chaka? What was their story in Wakanda in 1938? That would be cool’. It all starts as conversations like that. The more audiences want to see these stories, the more opportunities we have to explore different places and time.”

Black Panther 2 villain: Could Killmonger return?

Michael B. Jordan as Killmonger, Black Panther
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Audiences aren’t usually supposed to root for the bad guy, but Erik ‘Killmonger’ Stevens wasn’t a typical antagonist and he finally solved Marvel’s pesky ‘villain problem’.

No wonder Jordan scooped a Best Villain trophy at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

It’s unlikely he could return, but you never know in the superhero world, and all Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will say for now is that it’s too early to say and “nothing is set yet in any way that far”.

It’s not a no.

Then again, maybe Jordan is conflicted, saying he needed therapy after playing Killmonger in the first movie.

Black Panther 2 cast: Who’s coming back?

Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
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The cast of Black Panther arguably matched (and stole the show) from title character T’Challa, so we expect most of those featured in the first film to return.

That includes Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi) and Angela Bassett (Ramonda, T’Challa’s mother).

In fact, Daniel Kaluuya has yet to confirm if he will reprise his role. He told the ReelBlend podcast: “I don’t know yet. I hope so, too! No pressure, story is key. Whatever the story needs, the story needs.”

T’Challa’s tech-wizard sis Shuri has also become the Black Panther in the comic books and given her incredible reception from both fans and critics alike, would be an obvious contender further down the line.

letitia wright as shuri in new black panther character posters
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Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, even told MCM London Comic Con that she’d be happy to step in for her brother, “to be comic-book accurate”.

For now, however, you can see her in Avengers: Damage Control, a VR experience. It will allow players to test a new design that combines Wakandan and Stark technology, and be recruited by none other than Shuri.

Martin Freeman certainly thinks he’ll be back as CIA agent Everett Ross: “As far as I know, I will be in another Black Panther. That’s my understanding. As to when that will happen, I don’t know.”

As discussed above, Michael B Jordan’s intense and troubled villain Erik Killmonger could also be in for a return – despite dying at the end of the first film.

Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Black Panther
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Jordan has revealed to MTV that despite the whole therapy thing he would love to reprise the role of Killmonger, so perhaps something more subtle is in order:

“If there was ever an opportunity for me to come back and join this universe and work with like Joe Russo, Kevin Feige, Victoria [Alonso], and everybody over there at Marvel…”

Heart shaped herb, Black Panther
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However, there is one way to bring Jordan back that doesn’t include flashbacks. When Killmonger initially defeated T’Challa in a trial by combat, he ingested the heart-shaped herb and gained the strength of the Black Panther. That ritual should have formed a spiritual connection with the realm of Bast.

We don’t know exactly how this part of the Wakandan afterlife works, but the spirits of T’Challa’s ancestors dwell there after death, imparting wisdom to whoever next inherits the Black Panther mantle.

It would make sense if Killmonger’s spirit also wound up residing in the realm of Bast, as he has ingested the same herb as everyone else who’s wielded the power of the Black Panther.

Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger in Black Panther
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Not content with curating the (very good) soundtrack to Black Panther, the Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar has revealed he’s also eyeing up a role in the film’s sequel. It turns out Michael B Jordan’s character has been a big influence.

Black Panther 2 trailer: When will it land?

Winston Duke as M'Baku in Black Panther
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A profile of Disney CEO Bob Iger in the Wall Street Journal on October 2, 2019 implied that Coogler was then “just beginning the process of outlining the story” for Black Panther 2. However, with no finished script to speak of and therefore no production date in the diary, there’s also no trailer yet to repeat-watch to death.

With a 2022 release likely, don’t expect any footage until 2021 at the earliest. And given filming for everything has stalled, there may be knock on effects we don’t even know about yet.

Black Panther 2 is due to be released on May 6, 2022.

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Anambra 2021: Insecurity Can’t Stop Anambra Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

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Anambra 2021: Insecurity Can’t Stop Anambra Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra South) has expressed confidence that the Anambra governorship election would go ahead despite mounting security challenges.

Powerofnaija.com reports that the Southeast has been rocked with many killings. The Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been accused by security agencies of carrying out the attacks and killings.

Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, Senator Ubah said that the current insecurity in the region would not affect the conduct of the polls.

We are used to holding elections during crisis situations. This is a constitution process which must be completed. We will do everything possible to make sure that we have a very smooth poll on November 6,” he said.

The lawmaker dismissed reports that his party, the YPP, was behind the crisis rocking the region contrary.

He said: “The YPP has the blessings of God and everybody needs to queue behind the party. We meant well for Anambra State. Other parties didn’t mean well for the Anambra State that’s why they are having a crisis.

For them to be having a crisis means that their foundation was not solid. We don’t have any crisis in the YPP and we are very strong. We are not behind their predicament.”

Ubah also ruled out the possibility of defecting from the party before or after the election.

“I won’t defect because of my belief in the party. I will stand by the part any day, any time and anywhere.

“I initiated a motion which led to one of the biggest bills in the 9th Senate. I am also the co-sponsor of the bill for the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts Act 2004 (Amendment Bill, 2009).

“The bill is generated for Nigeria every year, over N700billion. This is something that Nigeria should be proud of. That is what YPP has given to Nigerians,” he stressed.

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Gospel Music Producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, Dies From Gunshot Wound One Week To His Wedding

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Gospel Music Producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, Dies From Gunshot Wound One Week To His Wedding

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Ebenezer Ayeni, a gospel music producer, has sadly passed away.

The man died from gunshot wounds after he was attacked by armed robbers in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday June 10.

According to his friends who have taken to social media to mourn him, Ebenezer who was set to tie the knot with his lover next week was attacked by the armed robbers who invaded his home. He was said to have been rushed to the University College Hospital Ibadan and another private hospital but was rejected as the hospital staff allegedly demanded for police report before they could treat his gunshot injury.

He died hours later in the pool of his own blood.

His body has since been deposited in the morgue.

His friends have taken to social media to express their sadness over his sudden demise.

One of his friends, MC ShayorComedian, wrote: ”Man of God like I used to call you, Ebenezer Ayeni NIGERIA HAS HAPPEN TO YOU TOO AND MY HEART BLEEDS.

Your Government has failed you

UCH has failed you

NIGERIA has failed you

I was still discussing with Bishop Shane Anifowose Oluwasinaayomi How we will dance and spray you money next week Saturday

 

Your wedding clothe that I bought is ready.. I spoke with your wife to be she said I told her I was coming on Wednesday and I said yes.. said I should wake u up for her…… Baba wake up oo will still believe in miracle and God still answers prayers u can still wake up to surprise us.How do you want the young ones you are gathering and putting on the right path to feel?

How do u want Bolarinwa Kehinde Ajipe feel who will feel that space you occupied in her Heart?

And to all Nigeria youth out there na once person dey die, at this point I don’t care what happens to me again, as long as it won’t happen to my next generation let me do the fighting now and die and nothing happens to the people coming behind me #UchFailedUs #jraphahospitalfailedus #nigeriafailedus #Mcshayorsayyourmind

Eben you can still wake up, my eye is full of tears right now and I can’t control my self

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World’s Famous Televangelist TB Joshua Dies In His Sleep!

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World’s Famous Televangelist TB Joshua Dies In His Sleep!

…How he predicted his death at 58th birthday.
…Dies at exact one week to birthday…
Popular Televangelist, Temitope Bamidele Joshua, who is the founder of Synagogue of All Nations has died.
He was said to have conducted a service yesterday and retired to his bed, on my to be declared dead this morning.
Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Hr has predicted his death at 58 and at exactly one week to his birthday, June 12, he died.
Details later…
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