MMA Fighting has confirmed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will have a new member as UFC champion Kamaru Usman will make a brief appearance. Other details about his role are currently under wraps.
Usmans manager Ali Abdelaziz took to Twitter and said, Never listen to anyone who says you cant dream, because this young boy from Nigeria has his dreams coming true, all you have to do is work hard. Certainly, grabbing a role in the constantly-evolving Marvel Cinematic Universe is akin to a dream come true.
The Black Panther franchise has always been dedicated to involving Black actors both in front and behind the camera, and the sequel continues to build on this notion. The 2018 film went on to become a major game changer by bringing cultural significance and representation to a (then) mostly-white superhero genre. It won the Best Picture category that year, for Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, and Best Production Design.
During the San Diego Comic-Con, a trailer for the sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was unveiled. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, Nakia, and the entire Kingdom of Wakanda mourned the death of their King TChalla. Ryan Coogler co-wrote the script with Joe Robert Cole.
Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett all played by Usman. With Marvel's fondness for keeping things close to the vest, we'll have to wait till the sequel arrives in cinemas to see how significant Usman's involvement is.
On November 11, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released; check out the new teaser and synopsis here.
In the aftermath of King T'Challa's death, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) must join forces to forge a fresh beginning for the kingdom of Wakanda.