Marvel's Wakanda Forever could arrive on Disney Plus in just a few weeks

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The costume design in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is, frankly, stunning. (Image: Marvel Entertainment)
The costume design in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is, frankly, stunning. (Image: Marvel Entertainment)

The much-hyped Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever could be just weeks away from our screens - as Disney Plus confirms the US release date.

Currently, the UK page says 'coming soon', but our American cousins can see it at home from February 1 - so we'd wager the blockbuster will hit our shores in a similar timeframe.

The hit Marvel movie was released in cinemas back in November to widespread praise, pulling off the double coup of wowing both critics and punters.

Scoring a sizeable 94 per cent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a more than respectable 7.2 on IMDb, the hotly-anticipated film has won much plaudits for its poignancy and ambition.

In essence a tribute to former Black Panther Chadwick Boseman, who sadly died in 2020, the story concerns a battle to protect the kingdom of Wakanda from meddlesome world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death.

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As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes team up with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their nation.

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Marvel's Wakanda Forever could arrive on Disney Plus in just a few weeksBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever is not only a visual tour de force - it also packs quite a hefty emotional punch. (Marvel Entertainment)

How viewers went wild for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Kjproulx wrote on IMDb: "Black Panther was a very welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2018 and I was really looking forward to seeing the progression of that character. Obviously, with the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, that just wasn't possible anymore.

"(For Wakanda Forever) I figured they would recast the character and continue forward, but they made the tough decision to write the death of the character into the film as well. For that reason, I was worried and relieved all at the same time. It seemed like an impossible task to make a sequel to such a beloved film, but not have the core character there the entire time. Well, after seeing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, I can confidently say that they handled it as well as they possibly could have. I thought this film was emotional and fantastic."

Marvel's Wakanda Forever could arrive on Disney Plus in just a few weeksMarvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has proved a hit with both critics and audiences. (Marvel Entertainment)

Elsewhere Jeremy_Urquhart posted: "I think the pacing is its greatest strength. I really didn't feel the 2 hour 40 minute runtime. It's a very emotional movie, and the way it pays respect to Boseman and T'Challa is essentially perfect. With good action, a solid story, a very good new antagonist (Namor and the whole underworld were great), and fantastic music (maybe the best Marvel score so far?), this was a very good MCU movie, and gives me a little more hope for the franchise going forward".

But not everyone was quite so enamoured with it.

Izzy2727 posted: "What a very boring, preachy movie adding nothing to the MCU. Don't believe the hype, it was just as hollow as the first Black Panther".

Paul Speed

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