Basketball fans got to see a brand-new TV spot for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Check out the action-packed spot now, plus six new character posters featuring Letitia Wright (Shuri), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Angela Bassett (Queen Ramonda), Tenoch Huerta Mejía (Namor) and Winston Duke (M’Baku).
As seen in the trailer above, a new challenger (Namor) is rising from the ocean and his armor is made of all-too familiar. Wakanda’s prosperity and security is largely owed to it being the only place on the planet where vibranium can be mined. The virtually indestructible metal was used to create Captain America’s shield and was also woven into T’Challa’s Black Panther suit to give him near-invulnerability and lethal claws.
M’Baku (Winston Duke) attacking Namor (Tenoch Huerta) with his Jabari wood club, only for the weapon to shatter on one of Namor’s gauntlets. In a bit of chopped-together dialogue, Shuri (Letitia Wright) observes: “Vibranium … he’s covered in it.”
In the comics, Namor has a high level of invulnerability even without the added bonus of vibranium, but the character has undergone a few changes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. To help avoid confusion with DC’s Aquaman movies, and to bring a unique twist to the aquatic antihero, Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta brought his own Mayan heritage to the role. For example, the name of Namor’s underwater nation has been changed from Atlantis to Talocan — a reference to an otherworldly paradise in Aztec mythology.
In the film, Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. When Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, alerts them to a global threat and his disturbing plan to thwart it, the Wakandans band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in theaters November 11, 2022. Tickets are on sale now wherever tickets are sold. Fans, communities and organizations can arrange group bookings and theater buy-outs by visiting WakandaForeverTickets.com.