Movie Title: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Year of Release: 2022
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Running Time: 2 hours 41 minutes
Starring: Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Tenoch Huerta Mejía
Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect the kingdom of Wakanda 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 and Everett Ross and forge a new path for their nation.
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Running at nearly three hours, the sequel to 2018's ground-breaking and culturally significant Black Panther definitely took what seemed like forever to tell its story, which is essentially also doubling as a backdoor pilot for another possible superhero franchise. Chadwick Boseman's natural charm and captivating presence is sorely missed here, but Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o all deftly pitch in to fill the void. A perfect tribute to its former lead star who had gone too soon.
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