The sad and unexpected death of Chadwick Boseman shocked all fans and executives and artists at Marvel Studios, but the show must go on and the sequel to Black Panther is now in full production – 90%, titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will pay tribute to Boseman and aims to be an epic successor to the hit movie released in 2018.
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Now The Direct reports that the agency Tammy Smith Casting – Atlanta is looking for extras for “a scene in a traditional Mexican village”, men and women between 18 and 65 years, and children between 6 and 7 years, will be hired to play “Hispanic villagers.” This is the same agency that was looking for divers for an underwater “crime scene” in August.
For now we know little about the plot, but there is already enough information about who will be the villain and who plays him. The Mexican Tenoch Huerta was confirmed as part of the cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November 2020. Then rumors appeared that he will play the villain of the film, Namor, and everything indicates that it is true.
Almost two months ago another rumor appeared that Mexican actress Mabel Cadena will be Namora, Namor’s cousin, which at least suggests that Atlantians will be represented as Mexican / Latino. What relationship do they have with the scene in a Mexican village? We’ll have to wait to find out, in the meantime we only have this alleged synopsis from Production Weekly, shared a few months ago:
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Both Wakanda and Atlantis are occult civilizations with advanced technology and greater militaristic abilities who decided to separate themselves from the rest of the world for their own safety and, in a way, out of fear. Wakanda feared their technology would be abused. Atlantis feared that the surface dwellers would come and desecrate the mythical city just as they did so many years ago. And their fears are further increased when these two once-hidden nations clash. Wakanda and Atlantis have a surprisingly intertwined history. Wakanda is the only country in the world with access to vibranium. However, rumors of its power spread throughout the world, and Namor’s human father was sent to search for this rare material in Antarctica.
Black Panther was a massive success during its 2017 release, with $ 700 million raised at the local box office (United States and Canada), it ranks number four in the highest grossing films, only below Star Wars: The Awakening of the force – 92%, Avengers: Endgame – 95% and Avatar – 83%. To the economic success it must be added that it had a positive reception from the critics and the public was also very happy with the film. The fact that a black superhero starred in his own Marvel feature film and that it became a huge success was quite a milestone, comparable to the success of Wonder Woman – 92%, which demonstrated the potential of movies starring superheroines.
The character of Black Panther was introduced with Chadwick boseman in 2016 with Captain America: Civil War – 90%, where T’Challa seeks to avenge his father’s death at the hands of the Winter Soldier, deceived by Baron Zemo. Later we saw him star in Black Panther and return in Avengers: Infinity War – 79% and Avengers: Endgame. His last performance for Marvel Studios was in the animated series What If …? – 84%. Despite his death, fans of the franchise take him to heart and will have four feature films and several episodes of What If …? to always remember.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to hit theaters in July 2022, and will be preceded by the premieres of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder.
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