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Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2022) - Film review by KadmonBlack Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2022)
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Article updated: 2022.11.19

The Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever (2022) is a contemporary fantasy action film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2022)

Original title: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Series: Marvel Cinematic Universe: Black Panther

Previous entries in the series that have impact on this story: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier (2014), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Setting: contemporary fantasy Earth (Marvel Universe - Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Product type: Film, Genre: contemporary fantasy action, Style: sci-fi, fantasy, contemporary fantasy, action, super-human abilities

Release: 2022.11.09

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Preferences: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises to spoilers, prefers establishing elements before referencing them

Watched: very recent (2022.11), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Average (2 out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, a contemporary fantasy action movie for the Marvel Cinematic Universe from 2022. It's about people fighting each other for various reasons. The Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film is watchable, I recommend it to fans of the genre.

If you'd like to be totally surprised by the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film, I don't recommend you to watch the trailer at all, as it gives away spoilers from the very first second. It basically shows the reveals of the film.

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Review (spoiler-free) - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

I have to admit that I was not excited by the coming of this movie. I've seen Black Panther (2018), that was watchable, but I didn't like it. As I tend to watch MCU movies, I thought I'll watch the sequel sooner or later. I didn't watch the trailer, to protect myself from spoilers.

I watched the movie in Hungarian, but I assume the translation is close enough.

The Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie is about people fighting each other for various reasons.

The story (by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler) is acceptable. The pacing and the tone is consistent (although consistently weird). There are no real character arcs. If you accept the basic premise, I didn't find major logical problems in the story, but there were some dramatic problems with the plot.

The usual comedic elements of Marvel movies is missing in this one. Most of the story is serious.

The cinematography is great. The scenes look interesting visually. The action scenes look good, they are easy to follow, but they are not very realistic or interesting. The special effects look great.

The characters are fine. We don't really get to know them, but that's probably okay in an action movie. The choice of actors is good.

The music (by Ludwig Göransson) is good, fitting the story.

Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is an acceptable contemporary fantasy action movie, that fans of the genre might enjoy.

My experience

I was not satisfied with Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever (2022). I prefer stories with well-thought, logical plots, and Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever couldn't deliver that, but at least it looks good, and it could hold my attention.

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points). Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is a good looking film with a mediocre story.

Enjoyment: Average (2 out of 3 points). Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is a watchable action movie.

Rewatchability: Average. I think if you liked the action scenes, you might like to watch this movie multiple times.

Chance of watching it again: No.

Chance of watching a sequel: I'd probably watch it.

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Will you enjoy this?

If you cannot miss any release related to the Marvel Universe, you'll watch this anyway.

If you like fantasy action movies, you might like Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.

If you like contemporary fantasy movies, you might like Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.

If you'd like to get comedic moments in your movies, Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever will disappoint you, as it's mostly serious.

If you enjoyed the Black Panther (2018), you might be interested in this story.

If you hate subtitles, you have to get used to them in this movie, although you will probably what's happening through the gestures.

If you prefer visuals over story, this movie has some great scenes.

If you hate depiction of violence, you should probably avoid action movies. However, regarding violence, this movie is pretty tame.

If you hate super-hero movies, this is still a good fantasy action story, but it probably won't change your mind about the genre.

Do you need to see the first film to enjoy this?

I think there's enough explanation that you'll understand what's going on without seeing the first film.

However, watching Black Panther (2018) will make you understand some things about the setting better.

Watching for plot points

If you are interested in contemporary fantasy action stories, I think it's worth watching the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie for the plot points and visuals.

Should you watch this on your own screen at home, or is it worth going to the cinema?

The visuals definitely look better if you watch it in cinema.

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Review with spoilers - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

I mostly liked the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie.

The underwater scenes are gorgeous, unlike those in the Aquaman (2018) movie.

Cover

The covers of the movie are okay, although some of them spoil some parts of the movie.

The trailer

The trailer is shows reveals and spoilers from the start.

If you prefer spoilers, it's a great trailer for the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film. If you prefer to avoid spoilers, it will make the movie less fun for you.

Promise of the first scene

Shuri tries to prevent T'Challa from dying, but she is unsuccessful. I knew it from the promotional materials that he'd die, but otherwise, this beginning doesn't lend me any idea of what will happen in this movie.

Execution: As I didn't get anything out of the first scene, I couldn't say I'm satisfied with the fulfilment of the promise.

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Plot summary / Synopsis

T'Challa got sick, and died, despite Shuri's (Letitia Wright as Shuri) tries to heal him. They bury him. As Killmonger previously destroyed their magical flowers, they can't create a new Black Panther.

There's an attack on a Wakandan outpost, by United Nations forces, intended to steal vibranium. The queen of Wakanda (Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda) threatens the United Nations to keep their distance.

We see that a USA research team finds vibranium under the sea, but they are attacked and killed by an underwater enemy force.

The enemy leader (Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor) visits the Queen, and tells her about the US research. He requests her to find the scientist who designed the machine that could detect vibranium.

The Shuri and a Okoyé (Danai Gurira as Okoye) meet with CIA agent Ross (Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross) to get information. He tells them where to find the scientist.

When they meet the scientist (Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams), they are surrounded by FBI forces, so they fight their way out. The scientist happens to have a flying exo-suit. When they almost escape, Atlantean forces appear, and kidnap Shuri and the scientist. Okoyé gets demoted by the queen because she let Shuri get captured. They task Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia), T'Challa's former lover with rescuing Shuri.

The enemy leader tells Shuri that they got their abilities by ingesting a magical flower, that allowed them to live under the water. He gives some of the flowers to Shuri. The enemy leader tries to persuade Shuri to join him in his conquest of the world, but threatens her that they'll attack Wakanda if she refuses. Shuri refuses. Nakia finds and rescues Shuri and the scientist.

The enemy leaders attacks Wakanda, leaves the capital in ruins, and kills the queen. The enemy leader asks Shuri to reconsider her stance, otherwise they'll return to completely destroy Wakanda.

Ross gets arrested for giving secrets to Shuri by Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus).

The Wakandan leaders hide in the fortress of M'Baku (Winston Duke as M'Baku). Shuri uses the magical flowers to recreate their own magical flowers, and becomes the Black Panther, so she could take vengeance.

She comes to the realisation that the enemy leader gets his powers from the water that coats his skin, so she designs a machine to evaporate that water. She makes some flying exo-suits for their elite warriors. The scientist also makes a flying exo-suit in her spare time.

They lure the enemy forces to a battleship. During the battle, they capture the enemy leader in the evaporating machine, and fly him to a desert island. The enemy leader destroys the flyer, so they crash on the island. Shuri gets stabbed by the enemy leader, but she is able to defeat him. She overcomes her wish for vengeance, and spares the life of her enemy. They make peace, and the battle ends.

M'Baku becomes the king of Wakanda, as Shuri refuses to accept the responsibility.

Ross gets freed by Okoyé.

Shuri visits Nakia, who reveals that she has a son from T'Challa (Divine Love Konadu-Sun as Toussaint / T'Challa).

The setting

Contemporary fantasy Earth, probably the 2020s.

In this world there are gods, magic and afterlife.

The people of Talokan (Atlanteans)

They were humans, but they were turned into blue humanoids four hundred years ago with the help of their god, using a ritual and a flower that grew on a blue rock (probably vibranium).

They can breath water. They can't breath air. They carry water tanks with them to be used on the surface.

They seem to be able to jump very high, and climb walls. They can jump several meters from the water.

They seem to be able to recover from otherwise deadly wounds. This might be due to some device or magic that has to be used on them.

They've discovered vibranium under the sea, and use that to build their technology.

They are able to lure people into the water using a sonic attack.

They use bombs that blow out water.

They can control (and possibly summon) sea creatures.

K'uk'ulkan / Namor

His mother was pregnant with him, when she took the magical serum that transformed her people.

Namor doesn't have blue skin like the other transformed. He has pointy ears.

He has pairs of wings on his ankles, allowing him to fly. He can fly very fast, easily catching up to helicopters and Wakandan flyers.

He is able to breathe both water and air.

He gets his strength from the water that coats his skin. If his skin dries, he becomes weaker.

He has superhuman strength.

He can probably control the flow of water.

Plot points of interests

The were a couple of changes to the setting and characters.

Forces

Talokan: An undersea kingdom, that uses vibranium.

New characters

Attuma: A male Talokan warrior. He has beaten Okoyé in a fight.

K'uk'ulkan / Namor: The leader of the Talokans. He kills Queen Ramonda. Shuri defeats him in close combat. He has a superiority complex, and plans to defeat the surface world.

Namora: A female Talokan warrior.

Riri Williams: A female student of the MIT. She made a flying exo-suit at home. She made an advanced flying exo-suit in Wakanda. She designed the vibranium detector. She is somewhat shady, helps other students in cheating their exams for money.

Changes to characters

Everett K. Ross: He gives some secret information to Shuri. He gets arrested because he leaked secret information to Wakanda. In the end, he gets freed by Okoyé. He was the husband of Valentina Allegra de Fontaine.

Nakia: She lives in Haiti. She has a baby from T'Challa.

M'Baku: As nobody else claims the throne of Wakanda, he does. He becomes the king of Wakanda.

Queen Ramonda: She is killed by Namor.

Shuri: She creates a synthetic version of the heart-shaped flower, and becomes a Black Panther. She defeats Namor in close combat. As a Black Panther, she is able to break a vibranium spear.

T'Challa: Died due to a disease.

Valentina Allegra de Fontaine: She is the head of the CIA. She was the wife of Agent Ross.

Characters killed

T'Challa: Died due to a disease.

Queen Ramonda: She drowns due to Namor's attack.

Technology

Synthetic heart-shaped flower: Synthetized by Shuri from the flowers Namor gave her. The flower replicates the effects of the original heart-shaped flower, as a component in making the serum that allows the user to become a Black Panther.

Vibranium detector: A machine that can detect vibranium. It was designed by Riri Williams.

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Analysis of the story - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

I mostly liked the story, I didn't find problems that would have prevented me from enjoying Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.

The message of the story

I'm not sure there's one. "It's okay to avoid responsibility"?

The structure of the story

The scenes of the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film are mostly played in sequence, following the same storyline. There are some  flashbacks to the previous movie, then in the end there are some flashbacks, showing the beginning of this movie.

There's no single viewpoint character.

It has the usual arc of the dramatic structure - introduction, action, resolution.

Fan-service

Scenes and elements from previous works:

Marvel Comics

  • Namor destroying experimental devices: In Amazing Spider-Man v1 #211 (1963), he destroys underwater experimental generators.
  • Namor killing people exploring the ocean: As ScreenCrush points it out, in Sub-Mariner: The Depths (2008), Namor kills the crew of a submarine that explores his territory.
  • Namor wants to destroy the surface world: It's his hobby in the comics.
  • Namor wants to ally himself with Shuri, but she refuses: It happens in New Avengers Vol 3 #7 (2013). It also leads to the destruction of Atlantis by Wakanda.
  • Namor attacking Wakanda with water: It also happens in Avengers Vs. X-Men #8 (2012).
  • Namor shouting "Imperius Rex": This was his warcry in the comics.
  • The Midnight Angel armour: In the comics, they were specifically designed to battle Doctor Doom, when he wanted to attack Wakanda. Here, they seem to be general purpose exo-suits for the elite warriors.
  • Dehydrating Namor: It probably happens in other places, but I remember Spider-Man defeating him that way in Amazing Spider-Man v1 #211 (1963).
  • Namor calls himself a mutant: Since the 1990s, Namor is a confirmed mutant.
  • Shuri becoming the Black Panther

Black Panther (2018)

  • Punching a dummy: As ScreenCrush points it out, T'Challa's first action as the Black Panther was kicking one of the dummies. Shuri also punches one here.

 

Things I liked

  • The costumes look great.

Problematic elements

The aesthetics: It's hard enough for me to digest the archaic aesthetics of Wakanda, where high-tech clashes with the primitive, but it's harder too accept that yet another vibranium using country chooses the same archaic design choices.

The practicality of those aesthetics: I might even get it why they would prefer to use things that look like their archaic counterparts, but I still don't get it why do they use highly enhanced archaic arms and armour, instead of ranged weapons and proper armour. It might look epic on the screen, but in reality, it wouldn't be very effective against modern soldiers.

The death of T'Challa: How did he die? Why didn't we see it?

The attack on the Wakandan centre: Did the Wakandans know there's an attack coming? If they did, why didn't they prevent it diplomatically? If they didn't, does this mean that they have hidden some of their warriors in the closets of every Wakandan centre? What would have happened if the attackers kill everyone? Would the hiding warriors just let them do this? Did they have some way of getting out of that vault from the inside?

Attack on Wakanda: The United Nations attack on Wakanda is an act of war. It looks like the Wakandans don't really care about that, but I'm pretty sure at least some of the United Nations would treat it more seriously than the queen, and there would be heavy ramifications for that.

UN protocols: It's rude to march into a United Nations meeting with soldiers, completely unannounced. I'm not even sure if they are allowed to do that.

Mourning T'Challa: Why does the royal family mourn T'Challa, when they have proof of the afterlife? Why is Shuri sceptical of her mother meeting T'Challa's spirit, when she must know that the spirits of the Black Panthers go to the afterlife? In the movie, she states that she doesn't believe in that, but it's hard to be a non-believer when you have hard facts about the gods and the afterlife.

Fight in the city: It's reckless and careless on Okoyé's part to attack the FBI forces, and shoot the drone over an urban area.

The name of Namor: If his name was Sin Amor, than why would they shorten it to Namor? Sin Amor is a perfectly good name.

Fighting in Wakanda: When Namor finally catches Riri in Wakanda, why does he just leave her there? Didn't he want her killed or captured?

The plan of Shuri: As Looper points out, as they realise that Namor needs to be distanced from the water to allow them to beat him, it looks a strange choice to lure him to the centre of the ocean, and then spend a lot of time and effort to bring him to an island, in a type of plane that we have seen he has destroyed before.

The Atlantean attack on the Wakandan ship: Why didn't they use their sonic attack? It seemed to work the last time.

The battle on the ship: The end of it looked a little silly, as none of the fighters used their weapons, they were just standing, pointing weapons at each other menacingly.

Shuri beating Namor in close combat: Namor is more powerful, and has several hundred years of training as a fighter. Shuri is scientist, she is weaker than Namor. I find it very hard for her to be victorious over Namor in close combat, even in his weakened state.

Shuri breaking the spear: The spear is made out of Vibranium. It took the Infinity Stones for Thanos to break a Vibranium shield. I doubt Shuri would have the strength to do that.

Vibranium weapons: According to the background, they use vibranium, because it absorbs kinetic energy, instead of being damaged. This would imply that weapons made out of vibranium couldn't damage armours made out of vibranium, because both of them would just absorb the damage. We have actually seen this happening in Black Panther (2018), when Black Panther was fighting Killmonger. However, in this movie, Namor's vibranium spear gets through the vibranium armour of Shuri.

Talokan: It's hard for me to accept that Talokan became a superpower in four centuries from a few dozen of people. First, they would probably need more genetic diversity, otherwise, they would get inbred. The graphic novel version made clear that they can breed with humans, but it doesn't seem to be the case here. Also, it takes time, effort and knowledge to build an empire like that. Even though they might possess strength, and have vibranium tools, it seems like a far fetch for me.

The fact that they still look like savages, is also baffling. They could do whatever they want, and a couple hundred years is plenty to develop their own culture, yet, they stick to their very roots. My partner was glad that they've left the child sacrifice out (at least, the sacrifices are not shown in the movie).

The story arc: The main story is that the previous hero died, his sister gets the ability of the hero, but refuses to accept it, so she escapes the place. That's not the kind of character arc I'd like to see in an epic movie like this. If anything, than this movie should have been M'Baku's story, who, even without the power of the Black Panther, accepts the responsibility in the end, but even that only comes as an afterthought.

The movie as a sequel: I don't feel this movie works properly as the sequel to Black Panther (2018).

  • The heart shaped flowers: The previous movie establishes that the flowers required to create a new Black Panther are destroyed. In this movie, it's happens to get resolved, because for some reason, Namor gives some magical flowers to Shuri, that happen to have similar properties that's required, so now they can have new Black Panthers. This process, and the adventure to get the right ingredients could have been the focus of the movie, but this just happens in the background.
  • Wakanda opening to the world: The previous movie ends with Wakanda opening to the world. The second scene of this movie starts with Wakanda closing themselves off again.
  • T'Challa dies: The whole point of the first movie was to establish the character of T'Challa. He just dies off-screen during the movies.
  • The source of vibranium: Another point of the first movie was that vibranium is only found in Wakanda. If it can be found in Tolakan, it means it might be found elsewhere. This makes the material and the place less unique.

Attuma: While a small thing, but Attuma in the comics was the leader of another Atlantean force, an enemy to both Namor, and the surface world. Naming one of the warriors of Namor as Attuma means that we probably won't get a proper Attuma in the MCU, unless some serious changes happen.

Namora: If Namor's real name is not Namor, and he is only nicknamed Namor by the surface people, because they call him Sin Amor, what reason had the Talokans to call Namora that way?

Namor's appearance:

  • Namor's wings: The tiny wings might fit into the more whimsical comics, but I felt that they were unnecessary in the more realistic MCU setting. I would have accepted that he is able to fly even without his tiny wings.
  • Namor's skin: Truth to be told, I also wouldn't have mind if Namor has the same blue colour as the other Talokans, especially as he's not a half-breed here, like in the comics.

Riri Williams: I would have preferred if Riri didn't already have an exo-suit, and couldn't just build one in Wakanda. She could have been a clever girl, without exo-suit, and she could have learnt during the movie how to build one, while assisting Shuri, making exo-suits for the Wakandan army. She didn't do anything with the exo-suit that was important for the plot anyway.

Unanswered questions

  • What will happen to Agent Ross? Will he go back to prison and take responsibility for his actions?
  • What will happen to Okoyé? She just freed a prisoner on foreign soil.
  • What will happen to France? They just made an act of war in the beginning of the movie. Will they get sanctioned for that?

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Possibilities of improvement

Cut the part where Shuri gets powers: Just cut where Shuri speculates about the magical flower in the bracelet, cut where she recreates it, and cut where she uses the serum to become the Black Panther. In order to beat Namor, she dons a Black Panther armour, and fights him, that could stay. It would give more emphasis to the heroic side of Shuri, otherwise, if she has superhuman powers, it doesn't carry as much weight.

How it could have been better?

If the story focuses on Shuri, then give Shuri a proper arc. Advance her somehow. Giving her powers is not advancement. If accepting or rejecting the throne is the turning point, then lead her to that.

If she rejects the throne, than let her have some fights with the queen about dealing with political situations. Shuri could constantly disagree, have better ideas, that would improve the well-being of the world. The queen, a more cautious and rational one, reminds her of the realities she doesn't want to accept. Then, after the queen dies, give her something that's even more important than having the throne of Wakanda.

For example, if we leave out the part where she gets her powers, there's still no Black Panther to protect the country. Nakia could reveal to her, that she had a baby with T'Challa, who seems to have super-human abilities - as if the Black Panther was reborn in him. But he is just a child, and he is constantly sick, showing symptoms of the lack of heart-shaped flower. In order to make sure he lives until he can become the protector, Shuri decides to become his personal doctor, and let's M'Baku have the throne, as they need a strong king.

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How does it compare to the other works of the creators?

From the writer (Ryan Coogler), I've seen Black Panther (2018), that was mediocre. This movie was probably slightly better.

From the other writer (Joe Robert Cole), I've seen Black Panther (2018), that was mediocre. This movie was probably slightly better.

From the works of the director (Ryan Coogler), I've seen Black Panther (2018), that was mediocre. This movie was probably slightly better.

How does it compare to the original source?

The Atlanteans are called Talokans. They still have blue skin, and live underwater, but they don't have pointy ears in the movie. Unlike the comics, they look like techno-primitives, just like the people of Wakanda.

The Namor of the comics is a human / Atlantean halfbreed, his mother was an Atlantean, and his father was a US captain. In the movie, he is still somewhat of a halfbreed - his mother became an Talokan, while he was in her womb, so his mother was a Talokan, when he was born, and his father was seemingly dead, so he remained a regular human.

The look of Namor in the movie is very similar to his comic counterpart.

Attuma is just one of Namor's warriors, instead of one of Namor's adversaries.

How does it compare to the other films in the series?

It's probably better than the previous Black Panther (2018). As the MCU Phase Four movies are not very good, I feel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever fits well with the others.

The battles look similar to Black Panther (2018), as primitive looking people are fighting primitive looking enemies. Something similar was at the end of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), when Thanos sent primitive warriors against the Wakandan army.

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Behind the scenes

 

Thoughts about the reviews of others

 

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Uses for the film - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

Plot

  • Set in a contemporary fantasy setting.
  • There's a place with special resources. Others want to get that resource.
  • There's a leader who is afraid that others will want to steal their resources. He decides to destroy all of the others to prevent this.

Scenes

  • The funeral scenes could be used to depict modern / futuristic funerals, where black people live in majority.

Designs

 

Scenarios - Role-playing game

 

Scenarios - Wargame

Save the leader: The leader of one of the armies has a special ability. When he gets out of combat, he can be resuscitated by a specialist team (let's say 3 is required). The specialists have to reach the leader in a specific time (let's say 3 turns), and spend an action while touching the leader. (The balance for this is that the player has to pay points for the specialists, and the enemy is able to stop or kill them while they try to resuscitate the leader.)

  • Uncertain fate (harder for the player): When the specialists make the action, roll a d6. On 1-3, they are successful. Otherwise, they have to try again.
  • Time running out (harder for the player): After the leader gets out of combat, every turn lowers the chance of success on the d6. On the first turn, they succeed on 1-3, on the second on 1-2, on the third only on a 1. After that, the dead is final.

Attack the vault: The defender sets up the playing area, including a base in the middle, that has a vault. The defender sets up their forces, including officers that have access to the vault. The defenders ha more numerous, but a lot weaker units than the attacker. The attacker sets up their own forces on the edges of the playing area. The attackers have lower numbers, but they have armour and weapons that allows them to easily overcome the defenders. The attackers can capture one of the officers to be able to open the vault. Otherwise they have to bring in specialists that need to spend an action, and roll a d6 - on 1-3, they can open it. When the vault gets opened, roll a d6:

1-3: Hidden defender elite: The defenders knew about the attack, so they have hidden some of their elite fighters in the vault. The defender elite units have better weapons and armour than the attackers have. The vault is otherwise empty. The defender wins if they kill more than half of the attackers. The attacker wins if they leave the playing area with more than half of their models.

4-6: Reinforcements: The defender places as many defender models on the edges of the playing area, as they initially started with. The attacker has to get carry the content of the vault. The defender wins if they kill more than half of the attackers, and prevent them from leaving with the content of the vault. The attacker wins if they leave the playing area with more than half of their models, and the content of the vault.

Total eradication: There's an intruding force that established a base on the attacker's territory. The attacker wants to get rid of the base to scare the intruders away. The defender sets up base in the middle half of the playing area, and some devices on the base. There's also an armoured escape vehicle / armoured mount, that allows the evacuation of the leaders. The attacker sets up the playing area outside of the base. The defender deploys the defender units anywhere on the base. The attacker sets up the attacking units on the edges of the playing area. If the terrain allows it, and the attacker has scout units, they even hide closer to the base. The attacker wins if they kill more than half of the leaders, more than half of the troops, and destroy more than half of the devices. The defender wins if more than half of the leaders survive, more than half of the troops survive, and more than half of the devices are intact, and the defending models don't leave the base. It's a draw if more than half of the leaders survive, but they have left the playing area.

Trap the leader: The leader of the defenders has special powers. The attackers have developed a way to weaken that power temporarily with a device, or cancel that power in a special location. After setting up the playing area, the defender sets up an area in their starting zone, that cancels the ability. They also have the device on a mount or vehicle that can trap the leader if they can put the leader into it.

Miniatures - 1/50-1/60 (28-32mm scale)

Civilians: Human-sized (S3) modern (advanced) human female / male civilian.

Warriors: Human-sized (S3) archaic human female / male warrior with light armour and close combat weapon.

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Frequently asked questions - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

Will the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie be available with English audio dub?

Currently (in 2022.11.11) Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is not available with a complete English audio dub, just English subtitles in certain scenes. However, I assume this is a creative choice, and they won't make a completely dubbed version.

Is the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film based on a book or comics?

Yes, Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is not based on elements from Marvel Comics graphic novels.

Is the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film a remake or reboot?

No, the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film is neither a remake nor a reboot. Although as Shuri takes the mantle of the Black Panther instead of T'Challa, you might consider it a soft reboot.

How did T'Challa die? / How did the Black Panther die?

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, T'Challa died randomly, off-screen, at the beginning of the movie, due to an unspecified illness.

Who is the new Black Panther in Wakanda Forever?

Shuri is the new Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Is there a post credit scene in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever? Does Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever have end credit scenes? Does Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever have a post credit scene?

Yes, there's a mid-credit scene in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.

Where can I see Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever? What is Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever playing on? What streaming service is Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever on? Where can I watch Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever online? Is Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever available on Netflix? Is Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever on Amazon?

As of 2022.11.12, Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever is only available in cinemas. I assume, later it will be available on Disney+, and then on other services.

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Resources - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever, movie (2022)

Official

Marvel: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Official article.

Information

IMDB: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022): Database article.

WikiPedia: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Database article.

Letterboxd: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022: Database article.

Rotten Tomatoes: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022: Database article.

TVTropes: Film / Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Database article.

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Reviews with no spoilers - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film (2022)

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Britany Murphy (for Discussing Film): ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Review – A Bold Exploration on Grief & Hope: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).§

Christoph Müller (for Fluxkompensator): Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) (in German): Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer), in German.§

Douglas Davidson (for Elements of Madness): For all its exploration of grief and loss, Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” reminds us that everything is gonna be alright.: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).

Jacob Richardson (for Film Focus Magazine): Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Review: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).

Joe (for The MN Movie Man): Movie Review ~ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).

Kate Sánchez (for But Why Tho?): REVIEW: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Is Built On Emotion: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).

Matthew Turner (for Nerdly): ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Review: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).§

The Massie Twins (for Gone With The Twins): Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022): Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).§

Zach Goins (for Inside The Film Room): Review: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman while carrying on the legacy of Black Panther: Review article about the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever film with minor spoilers (no more than the trailer).

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A Art Tv Review: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever 2022 Movie Review Trailer Cast Crew: Review article of the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie, with spoilers.

Darren Bevan (for At Darren's World of Entertainment):  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Movie Review: Review article of the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie, with spoilers.§

Tony An (for YNOT at the Movies): Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: Review article of the Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie, with spoilers.§

Analysis - Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever movie (2022)

Looper: Why Shuri’s Plan To Defeat Namor In Wakanda Forever Makes No Sense: Analysis video, about Shuri's plant to defeat Namor in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.Ł

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Ryan Arey (for ScreenCrush): BLACK PANTHER: Wakanda Forever BREAKDOWN and EASTER EGGS You Missed: Analysis video, explaining some references in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever.Ł

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