Ryan Coogler thanks fans for the success of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

As Black Panther: Wakanda Forever crossed $300 million at the domestic box-office director Ryan Coogler has posted a heartfelt thank you to the fans and filmgoers for embracing the blockbuster sequel. 

A message from Ryan Coogler pic.twitter.com/ig1ctEsFul

— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 24, 2022

In the message shared by Marvel’s social media platforms, cowriter/director Ryan Coogler thanked audiences for sharing “the emotional journey of this film”, before addressing the tragic passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman by saying “Our film deals with the inescapable human emotion of grief” and “we made something to honor our friend, who was a giant in our industry, and we also made something to be enjoyed in a theatrical setting with friends, family and strangers.” 

He also thanked fans for watching Wakanda Forever multiple times and then spreading positive word-of-mouth, for “holding bathroom breaks” for the two-and-a-half hour film, and “bearing with the subtitles”. 

As of the 23rd November Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has made $561 million at the worldwide box-office. 

In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke),Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation 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 (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reunites Ryan Coogler with his Black Panther stars Danai Gurira (Okoye), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Florence Kasumba (Ayo), Angela Bassett (Ramonda) and Martin Freeman (Everett Ross), while new additions include Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart, Tenoch Huerta as Namor, Michaela Coel as Aneka, Mabel Cadena as Namora and Alex Livanalli as Attuma.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in cinemas now.


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