London film premieres

Black Panther Wakanda Forever London film premiere 2022

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.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever poster

Black Panther Wakanda Forever London Premieres Black Panther Wakanda Forever

  • Status: Confirmed
  • Date: November 3, 2022
  • Location: Cineworld Leicester Square, London
  • Attended by: Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman, Director Ryan Coogler
  • Release in Cinemas: 2022-11-11
  • Runtime: 161 minutes
  • directors: Ryan Coogler

Planning to attend the film premiere? Find more information regarding tickets, wristbands the times usually the premieres are taking place at London Film Premieres



If you're someone who loves to personalize your devices with stunning visuals, you simply cannot miss out on the best wallpapers available. Check out Our collection of 4K and HD wallpapers in full colour and high definition Click on the Image below to explore our extensive collection

Black Panther Wakanda Forever wallapers

Watch Black Panther Wakanda Forever Trailer

Did you know ... ?

  1. Tenoch Huerta, who plays the ruler of an underwater kingdom, didn't know how to swim. When Ryan Coogler offered him the role and asked about his swimming skills, Huerta simply replied, "I've never drowned before." He took swimming lessons afterwards in preparation for the role.
  2. For this movie the Marvel Studios intro features exclusively Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa to pay tribute to him after his passing. This is the first MCU intro with no music.
  3. Lupita Nyong'o, who is Kenyan-Mexican, was enthusiastic to show off her Spanish speaking skills in the film.
  4. Winston Duke improvised the "you baldheaded demon!" line.
  5. Chadwick Boseman's brother, Derrick Boseman has spoken out against the idea of retiring the character of T'Challa rather than recasting. He believes that his brother wouldn't have been so egotistical as to want the character to die with him and would instead want the character's journey to continue.
  6. Namor calls himself a mutant. In the comics he has the title of "Marvel's First Mutant".
  7. The actors cast as Talokan learned a Mayan language for the film.
  8. Chadwick Boseman initially signed up for a 5 picture deal with Marvel Studios back in 2014. This film would have been his final contractual appearance in live action as Black Panther in the MCU.
  9. According to Hannah Beachler, the Wakanda flower shop hosts every national flower from every country on the continent of Africa.
  10. In Avengers: Endgame (2019), one of the things that the remaining team detects is sonic disturbances underwater. At the time, Okoye told Natasha Romanoff that it's "just an underwater earthquake."
  11. Ryan Coogler nearly stepped back from this movie and filmmaking as a whole after Chadwick Boseman's death, due to how emotionally painful it was losing his friend/hero. However, after taking his final conversations with the man into consideration, Coogler decided that it was best to keep moving forward with the project.
  12. Tenoch Huerta (Namor) received the first ever "introducing" credit for a Marvel Studios film, a credit that usually indicates an actor is making their film debut.
  13. According to Hannah Beachler, the teeth on the Talokan throne room belong to a megalodon.
  14. Daniel Kaluuya was set to return as W'Kabi but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts with Nope (2022).
  15. In the Marvel Comics, Namor is ruler of the underwater realm of Atlantis. The filmmakers changed the name to avoid connections/comparisons with other versions of Atlantis (notably DC Comics' version and its own superhero king Aquaman (2018)), and so in the film the realm is named Talokan, after the Aztec underwater realm of Tlalocan.
  16. Namor the Sub-Mariner was Marvel's very first superhero alongside the Angel and the original Human Torch. Writer/artist Bill Everett (later co-created Daredevil) was a fan of anything nautical and sea-related, and he created Namor as the water-based opposite to the Torch. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 1798 poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was an influence on the character, and the name "Namor" was conceived by writing "Roman" backwards. He first appeared in the unpublished Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 (Apr. 1939) before making his official debut in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct. 1939), the first publication by Marvel's predecessor Timely Comics.
  17. !Xhosa (the Wakandan language) is translated in yellow subtitles, Talokanin in blue, and French and Spanish are in white. This comes in handy when Nakia approaches a woman in Mexico and speaks Spanish to her, then switches to Talokanin; the text turns blue to prove she knows about the Talokans.
  18. Ryan Coogler has stated that making this film without Chadwick Boseman is the hardest thing he's ever done.
  19. Director Ryan Coogler revealed that the sequel's original story was going to focus on T'Challa after the events from Avengers: Endgame (2019) with Chadwick Boseman reprising his role and stated that Namor was always the film's antagonist.
  20. Before being cast as Ironheart, Dominique Thorne initially auditioned to play Shuri back in Black Panther (2018). She was Ryan Cooglers second choice so he was thrilled to be able to bring her on for the sequel.
  21. Nakia's Haiti house number is shown to be 1804. It signifies the year Haiti received its independence from French colonial rule (specifically, January 1 1804).
  22. Rihanna immediately wanted to get involved with Wakanda Forever from the moment she saw the first trailer, and recorded the song "Lift Me Up" as a personal tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
  23. The Talokans are heavily inspired by Mesoamerican culture, primarily Aztec culture and the Aztec water god Tlaloc.
  24. Due to the extensive amount of underwater filming, costume designer Ruth E. Carter had to test/design certain Talokan costumes by submerging them in a pool and seeing how they moved in the water.
  25. It was announced that the role of T'Challa would not be digitally recreated and not recast, out of respect for Chadwick Boseman's legacy.
  26. One of the items of news running along the bottom of news scenes refers to Scott Lang and his book, "Look Out for the Little Guy", a plot point in the following Marvel movie Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).
  27. The concept of a Mesoamerican underwater kingdom is based on the concept of Aztlan, a mythical home that originated the Aztec people and was said to be another name for Atlantis.
  28. According to Hannah Beachler, the hut where the first Black Panther Bashenga was born is based on the hut where African leader Nelson Mandela was born in Mvezo, South Africa, in 1918.
  29. Actors Alex Livinalli, Tenoch Huerta, and Mabel Cadena describe how they wanted Namor and his people (and their fans) to have an equivalent to the Black Panther's "Wakanda forever!" salute. Therefore, taking inspiration from the Yucatecan Maya spoken in the film, and a common greeting gesture depicted throughout various Mesoamerican codices, they came up with "Liik'ik Talocan!" (Rise, Talokan!) with the aforementioned greeting. Which, Huerta admits, is actually associated with the Sun.
  30. With the runtime of 161 minutes (2hrs 41mins) this will be the second longest film in the MCU behind Avengers: Endgame (2019) which had a runtime of 181 minutes (3hrs 1min), and the longest solo MCU film, dethroning Eternals (2021).
  31. The cast took lessons in swimming and breath training for the film.
  32. Wakanda owes its technological superiority to a meteorite made of vibranium; the underwater city of Namor is also built from vibranium; and characters in the movie suggest there must have been another vibranium-loaded impact. The underwater city is located off the Yucatan peninsula, which is the impact site of the asteroid which killed off the non-avian dinosaurs.
  33. On July 23rd, 2022, Kevin Feige announced at San Diego Comic-Con that the film will mark the culmination of Phase 4 of the MCU.
  34. Dorothy Steel's final film role before her death in 2021.
  35. The 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  36. Shuri's hair is short a year after T'Challa's death as research showed that many cultures on the African continent feature shaving your head as part of the mourning process.
  37. The exterior sequence on the M.I.T. campus was actually filmed on the M.I.T. campus. It's apparently a rarity for them to grant permission, but Ryan Coogler was persistent. The dorm room is a set.
  38. According to Hannah Beachler, Okoye (Danai Gurira)'s home is based on the Great Zimbabwe ruins (which were reputedly a great citadel in prehistoric times) and also serves as homage to Gurira's Zimbabwean background.
  39. Winston Duke had campaigned for his character, M'Baku, to be the sequel's main villain.
  40. Talokan is lit by an underwater sun. In Aztec myth, the gods were responsible for maintaining the movement of the sun, giving additional significance to Namor's claim to divinity as K'uk'ulkan (who, incidentally, was also a deity of the dawn and sun). Namor also uses a conch shell as a symbol, which may allude to how the conch was one of the symbols of Quetzalcoatl/K'uk'ulkan, being used in real life as an insignia on the breastplates of priests.
  41. Live-action debut of Namor the Sub-Mariner. There had been numerous attempts to adapt the character to film and television, all of which ultimately stalled. Marvel Comics founder Martin Goodman began developing a live-action Namor TV series in the 1950s with Richard Egan eyed to star, but nothing came of it. Another Namor series was planned in the 1970s, but it was dropped due to similarities with Man from Atlantis (1977), which, ironically, was inspired by Namor. A Namor film was first announced in 1997 and spent the next two decades in development hell, with numerous writers and directors attached over the years. Universal has owned Namor's film rights since 2002, which means, like the Hulk, he can only appear as a supporting character in Marvel Studios projects, not in a standalone film or series.
  42. Michael Phelps, Daniel Dae Kim, Brian Tee, Dwayne Johnson, Henry Golding and David Boreanaz were all considered for Namor over the years. Before being cast as Shang-Chi, Simu Liu commented back in a 2018 Q&A that he was interested in playing either Sunfire or Namor the Sub-Mariner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  43. The film was supposed to release in July 2022. However after a major rescheduling in 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder (2022) took that slot, while the Black Panther sequel took the November 2022 release slot of The Marvels (2023) when the Captain Marvel (2019) sequel was delayed to February 2023.
  44. Mabel Cadena was enthusiastic to portray Namora in this movie, as she saw it as a great opportunity to represent Mexican women in a blockbuster, and to challenge the stereotypes associated with them.
  45. The Talokan throne room is production designer Hannah Beachler's favourite set she designed for the film.
  46. Michael Waldron said there were plans to include Namor in the Illuminati in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), since he was a founding member of the group in the comics, but these plans were dropped.
  47. Namor says his catchphrase "Imperius Rex" (in Mayan) once Shuri does a last stand on him.
  48. Rihanna was being eyed by the studio for the role of Princess Zanda, the ruler of the African nation of Narobia. She instead did the song "Lift Me Up" for the film.
  49. The colour white as seen throughout the teaser and in the funeral scene implies that in Wakanda Wakandans wear white instead of black to commemorate their loved ones passing away, which is the tradition in their country.
  50. Tenoch Huerta got a call from Ryan Coogler, but his Internet connection cut off while Ryan was explaining, and when the connection was restored, he said "yes" despite knowing nothing of his role or the main plot.
  51. K'uk'ulkan in Mesoamerican myth is the god of flight, rulership, and language, all traits Namor displays in the film. Namor also uses a conch shell as a symbol, which may allude to how the conch was one of the symbols of Quetzalcoatl/K'uk'ulkan, being used in real life as an insignia on the breastplates of priests.
  52. Hannah Beachler cites the artwork of artist Jack Kirby, the fantasy film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and the sea film Jaws (1975) as an influence on the production design.
  53. According to Hannah Beachler, one sign in Wakanda reads "Wakanda Architects" and holds the names of Beachler herself, art director Marlie Arnold, graphics designer Kelsey Brennan and Wakanda creator Jack Kirby.
  54. The conversation between Ramonda and Namor on the beach was filmed on a small isthmus in Puerto Rico. Ryan Coogler was thrilled to find the beach with waves crashing on both sides suggesting the two are heading toward violent confrontation.
  55. According to Hannah Beachler, the hieroglyphics on the Talokan throne reads "This jade tooth bites."
  56. Ramonda shows little patience for the Elders during the first council meeting, but after M'Baku reminds them that letting Killmonger take over cost them the herb, Ramonda sincerely asks him what he would do regarding Namor. She later reveals she still resents the other Elders and Okoye for initially siding with Killmonger, and shows gratitude for the Jabari taking her in, showing among her council, M'Baku is the only member that she trusts the most thanks to his loyalty even when he didn't need to show her any.
  57. It was Michael B. Jordan's idea for Killmonger's hair to be up so that it looks like Ramonda in the chair from behind.
  58. In a deleted scene, Agent Ross knocks out and impersonates a Britsh intelligene agent called Clive Reston, a supporting character of Shang-Chi. Ross as Reston is there to pick up intel of a rogue spy called the Spymaster, an Iron Man villain in the comics.
  59. Ryan Coogler had established in the first film that no Wakandans would be seen wearing a primarily black outfit aside from the Black Panther. That continues here, and he recalls laughing when the first trailer for the sequel dropped and it featured a shot of Shuri in black -- even as viewers started wondering/debating who the new Black Panther might be.
  60. Namor's backstory told via flashback is meant to shape empathy for him by showing how trauma can freeze you in place. His trauma as a child has locked him into that same rage ever since.
  61. According to Hannah Beachler, the Wakanda flower shop's beehive style is inspired by the mud huts of the Musgum people of Cameroon.
  62. According to Hannah Beachler, the consoles that operate the Wakanda River Barrier are based on disc jockey turntables and liquindi water drumming, a music tradition carried out in Central Africa.
  63. The day spent shooting the funeral and march didn't entirely feel like they were filming and instead felt like a very real celebration of Chadwick Boseman's life.
  64. First movie directed by Ryan Coogler to be filmed in Panavision (anamorphic).
  65. Development for a Black Panther movie sequel was in motion after the success of the first movie and started in Summer 2019 and filming was going to start in early to mid-2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in production getting delayed (although the film's initial release date was kept).
  66. This is the first MCU sequel not to have the same titular superhero character as its predecessor, due to the death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020. While Hulk was played by Edward Norton in the first MCU solo outing and Mark Ruffalo took over the role of Hulk in The Avengers and all subsequent MCU films featuring him, none of the subsequent films are considered a sequel of The Incredible Hulk (2008).
  67. WWE Superstar Luis Martinez, also known as Damian Priest, was approached for "a significant role" in the sequel by the studio for either Namor or his right-hand man, Attuma.
  68. T'Challa's dream as Black Panther before Thanos's invasion was to build bridges of understanding so that the brotherhood of humanity can unite in friendship. The new generation of the Heart Shaped Herb that Shuri reverse-engineered from his genetic pattern not only symbolizes his noble soul living on in literally every warrior who becomes the Black Panther henceforth, but, since the extinct flower's revival was made possible through genetic recombination with the Talokan equivalent of the Heart-Shaped Herb, the sowing of this new crop symbolizes a hopeful future of unity and understanding between Wakanda and the underwater nation as well.
  69. Ryan Coogler is a big, big fan of Julia Louis-Dreyfus, adding "some of the stuff she did was too funny for the movie."
  70. At 47 mins, the scene on the bridge was filmed on a back lot with a 250-foot fake bridge road. The fight choreography was intense and exhaustive, and when combined with post-production work the sequence took nearly a year to complete.
  71. Angela Bassett is the seventh person (and first woman) to receive an Oscar nomination for portraying a comic book character, after: Jackie Cooper - Skippy (1931) Al Pacino - Dick Tracy (1990) Paul Newman - Road to Perdition (2002) William Hurt - A History of Violence (2005) Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight (2008) Joaquin Phoenix - Joker (2019)Of these seven, only Ledger and Phoenix have won.
  72. At 13 mins, the underwater footage was shot in an artificial "lake" created in a back lot. They shot at night as the tank wasn't that deep and sunlight would have been unavoidable.
  73. Director of Photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw recalls how Ryan Coogler would remind them on occasion that this is still a comic book movie so some atypical angles are encouraged.
  74. This is the second MCU sequel that did not surpass its predecessor at the box office domestically or worldwide, after Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
  75. At 1hr 53 mins, when Shuri exits the water, her clothes aren't wet because they filmed the sequence in reverse.
  76. Director of Photography Autumn Durald Arkapaw revealed that Ryan Coogler's presence for all the action scenes -- something some directors pass fully off to 2nd units -- results in footage and sequences that are thoughtful. "I can track it, it feels full, and I'm happy that you do like to do all the action because it means as a DP I can be there and I can see it through the process every step of the way."
  77. At 1hr 14 mins, the two residents of Talokan are siblings and competitive swimmers so they were comfortable in the tank.
  78. At 1hr 52 mins, Ryan Coogler and friends had a bet going as to whether or not Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) would spill the liquid. This was a concern as they only had that one outfit for Shuri, but Nyong'o was a pouring pro.
  79. Michaela Coel (Aneka) auditioned unsuccessfully for Black Panther (2018).
  80. The first MCU film to be released in China since Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019).
  81. The ending of Come and See (1985) was a direct inspiration for the flashback montage as Shuri contemplates killing Namor.
  82. The priest in the flashback called Namor "a child without love." That's not too dissimilar from the meaning of his name in the comics, which is "Avenging Son."
  83. They shot many of the underwater performances both in actual water and dry for wet. Both were given to the effects wizards at Weta who then used both to create the ideal finished product.
  84. It was rumored that Doctor Doom would appear either in the main film or in the post-credit scene, but these rumors proved to be false. Producer Nate Moore explained, "He's such a great character and the world of Latveria is so fantastic and Ryan [Coogler] is a fan. But once we decided Namor was the antagonist, that was always going to be the focus."
  85. The alliance Namor proposes between Talokan and Wakanda has shades of the Atlantis/Latveria alliance in the comics.
  86. The chaos of the opening scene was shot with a boomerang rig -- a blend between Steadicam and handheld. It was originally planned as a oner, but plans changed.
  87. At 23 mins, the fireside chat between Shuri and Ramonda was originally planned to be filmed in a real forest. A schedule change resulted in them filming it on a soundstage instead.
  88. In a 2022 interview with BlackTree TV, Ryan Coogler spoke about the difference between making Fruitvale Station (2013) and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), despite both being touched by real life tragedy: "This one was different because I knew Chadwick Boseman, I came to know him because of this project. T'Challa, Black Panther, that is what brought us together. We had direct impact on each other's lives through making it, so I was in the blast radius, so to speak, of him passing away. So it was very different. And I was an older man. I'll put it to you like this - I got two little brothers, and my life was very much about trying to be the best big brother to them that I could be, but it was also me looking for a big brother for my own. When he passed, I lost one that took me a long time to find... And in terms of processing, I'm still doing it. We were doing it while we were making the movie. It felt right the whole time though, I can tell you. It felt like what he would want us to do."
  89. Valentina Allegra De Fontaine mentions having been romantically involved with General Ross in the past. The two characters never actually met in the comics prior to their MCU appearances.
  90. The license plate of the prisoner transport carrying Everett Ross reads "CB112976", for Chadwick Boseman and his birthdate of November 29th 1976 (11/29/76).
  91. When Shuri ingests the reconstructed heart-shaped herb and meets Killmonger in the Ancestral Plane, the throne room (where Queen Ramonda drowned) overlooks the veld of the Ancestral Plane. This is reminiscent of Killmonger's father, N'Jobu, in Black Panther (2018), when the two meet in a version of their apartment overlooking the veld. This implies that Killmonger's soul, like that of his father, is imprisoned within walls and forbidden to roam in the veld with the ancestors.
  92. King T'Challa and Nakia's son, who appears in the mid-credits scenes, has the Haitian name of "Toussaint". This name comes from General Toussaint Louverture. Louverture fought the French in 1791-1804 with then-colonial slaves, in the largest slave rebellion since Spartacus 1900 years earlier, to secure abolition of slavery and an independent nation of Haiti. This parallels the Black Panther's duty to defend Wakanda and preserve its freedom.
  93. In the film, Namor is named after a Spanish phrase "El Niño Sin Amor" (The Boy Without Love). In the comics, Namor is Atlantean for "avenging son." The actual name comes from "Roman" written backwards.
  94. This is now the first film in the MCU to use the term "Mutant". Namor refers to himself as such, and some of his appearances in comics refer to him as "The World's First Mutant" (though, despite having been a member if the X-Men, this point can be highly disputed among comic book readers).
  95. Riri Williams's superhero name is not mentioned in the film. When some metal work is being done for the armor, a heart-shaped cut out is briefly visible, referencing her superhero name, IronHeart.
  96. Toussaint aka T'Challa II was planned to be in this movie ever since the first few drafts, and was going to have a much bigger role in this film's events. Unfortunately, his involvement was greatly reduced after Chadwick Boseman's death.
  97. Nakia and M'Baku were considered to take up the mantle of Black Panther during this film rather than Shuri as in the final product. The film's ending does have M'Baku challenge for leadership.
  98. Okoye and Shuri snark that if Riri (who's threatening to throw a space heater at them) doesn't come with them, she'll have to deal with Namor herself "with [her] heater". In the climax Riri equips a Wakandan fighter plane with heating to help entrap and dehydrate Namor.
  99. Lake Bell, who had previously voiced Natasha Romanoff in What If...? appears as Dr. Graham, one of the American scavengers who gets killed by Namor when trying to find Vibranium in the ocean early in the film.
  100. Namor is the first Mutant to appear on film on MCU Earth-616 (Ms. Marvel was the first mutant in a TV adaptation). However the characters named Nakia in the Ms. Marvel & Black Panther Wakanda Forever plots are separate & unrelated to each other.
  101. During Ramonda and Shuri's private grieving ritual, Ramonda tells Shuri there's something she needs to know about T'Challa but is cut off by Namor's arrival. During the mid-credits scene, it's revealed that Nakia and T'Challa had a son, and Ramonda was the only other person who knew. In addition, Shuri refuses to burn her robe, saying that if she were to think too much about her brother, she would burn the whole world. The phrasing is reminiscent of her cousin Erik Killmonger/N'Jadaka's rage and desire to take on the world and "burn it all". Later, Shuri enters the Ancestral Plane, and Killmonger is the person she encounters. She's wearing the same white clothes, and as they talk, the room catches fire, surrounding the two in flames.
  102. Some viewers only realize upon a second viewing that one of the children who greets Ramonda upon her arrival at Nakia's school in Haiti is Toussaint/T'Challa II.




Letitia Wright profile
Letitia Wright
as Shuri
Lupita Nyong'o profile
Lupita Nyong'o
as Nakia
Danai Gurira profile
Danai Gurira
as Okoye
Winston Duke profile
Winston Duke
as M'Baku
Angela Bassett profile
Angela Bassett
as Ramonda
Tenoch Huerta profile
Tenoch Huerta
as Namor
Martin Freeman profile
Martin Freeman
as Everett Ross
Julia Louis-Dreyfus profile
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine
Dominique Thorne profile
Dominique Thorne
as Riri
Florence Kasumba profile
Florence Kasumba
as Ayo
Michaela Coel profile
Michaela Coel
as Aneka
Alex Livinalli profile
Alex Livinalli
as Attuma
Mabel Cadena profile
Mabel Cadena
as Namora
Michael B. Jordan profile
Michael B. Jordan
as Killmonger
Isaach De Bankolé profile
Isaach De Bankolé
as River Tribe Elder
Danny Sapani profile
Danny Sapani
as Border Tribe Elder
Zainab Jah profile
Zainab Jah
as Mining Tribe Elder
Author Avatar

Marco Gomes

I'm Marco, love to post about new film, movies, premires in london, actors and everything relate with movie release