Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studios’ third feature picture of the year, will be released in theatres in November.
Ryan Coogler returns to direct the highly anticipated Black Panther 2, with Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, and Angela Bassett reprising their roles, as well as new cast members Tenoch Huerta as Namor and Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams.
In the sequel, the nation of Wakanda mourns the loss of its monarch, based on the tragic real-life loss of actor Chadwick Boseman. A new Black Panther has been announced to take T’Challa’s place, but spectators will not know who is behind the mask until the film is released.
With Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s release date only a few weeks away, Disney has taken the unusual decision to alter the film’s world premiere date.
When Will Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Be Released?
According to a new event listing on Average Socialite, the world premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will now take place on Tuesday, October 25 in Los Angeles.
This differs from the previously reported on the website, indicating that Disney has elected to shift the Marvel movie’s red carpet event up by a week.
Why Has the Red Carpet Date for Black Panther 2 Changed?
There could be several reasons why Disney chose to move the world premiere date of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
It could be a matter of talent availability or event planning logistics. This premiere date may be more compatible with the film’s marketing campaign. Or, as some fans speculate online, an early international premiere could demonstrate Disney’s confidence in its impending Marvel film.
Typically, a film’s social review embargo will be lifted following its world premiere. In the past, it appears that Marvel has kept the world premiere and theatrical release dates as close together as possible in order to avoid the dissemination of spoilers that could mar the experience for audiences.
With Black Panther 2’s world premiere date now about three weeks before its global release date, there will be plenty of time for reactions and spoilers (and, hopefully, spoiler-free reactions) to reach the internet. However, it appears like Marvel Studios is confident enough in its forthcoming picture to take the chance.
On November 11, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theatres.