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Rihanna Wows Oscars With Performance of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Anthem “Lift Me Up”

Rihanna gave a rousing performance of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tribute song to Chadwick Boseman at the 2023 Oscars. The singer — who is pregnant and recently headlined the Super Bowl halftime show — stood in place onstage at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday as she belted out “Lift Me Up,” which is nominated […]

Ryan Coogler Details Original “Father-Son Story” Planned for ‘Wakanda Forever’ Before Chadwick Boseman’s Death

Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole have revealed more details about their original plans for the Black Panther sequel, which they began writing before star Chadwick Boseman’s death in August 2020. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever screenwriters spoke with The New York Times for an interview published on Friday, in which they discussed the personal […]

The Hidden Struggle of ‘Wakanda Forever’

[This story contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.] “The living are not done with you yet,” T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) tells Zemo (Daniel Bruhl) at the end of Captain America: Civil War (2016). While those words don’t belong to filmmaker Ryan Coogler or co-writer Joe Robert Cole, they seem to inform their thinking on the […]

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Star Dominique Thorne Talks Referencing One of Chadwick Boseman’s Finest Moments

[This story contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever] In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Dominique Thorne’s Riri Williams was certainly caught off guard when Letitia Wright’s Shuri showed up on her doorstep at MIT. The Wakandan princess needed answers about one of Riri’s inventions, and she ultimately came away impressed by another young woman who […]

Emotional ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Mid-Credits Scene Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy

[This story contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.] The final moments of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever delivers on Marvel’s promise to honor the past and look to the future following the loss of actor Chadwick Boseman. The mid-credits scene picks up after Shuri (Letitia Wright) finally takes time alone to mourn her brother King […]

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Review: Ryan Coogler’s Rousing Sequel Doubles as a Soulful Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira return to defend their grieving nation from a new threat in the hotly anticipated follow-up.

Marvel’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’: First Reactions From the World Premiere

Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had its world premiere in Hollywood on Wednesday night. The official review embargo for Wakanda Forever lifts Nov. 8, but the social media embargo for early reactions lifted after the premiere. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, Wakanda Forever is a sequel to the filmmaker’s Black Panther […]

Ryan Coogler, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Cast on Landing Rihanna and Honoring Chadwick Boseman

Four long years after the culture-shifting debut of Black Panther, its sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, took over Hollywood on Wednesday night for its world premiere. There was one major piece missing, though, in Chadwick Boseman’s absence, as the cast and crew talked about moving forward without him. Ryan Coogler, who returned to co-write and […]

Rihanna Returns With New Music on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Soundtrack

Rihanna is officially back — well, almost. The singer is slated to get back in our ears on Friday with the new single “Lift Me Up” from the upcoming Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The song, written by Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Panther director Ryan Coogler, was recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson, according to […]

Charles Fuller, Playwright and Screenwriter Behind ‘A Soldier’s Play,’ Dies at 83

Charles Fuller, the pioneering Philadelphia playwright who received a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination for A Soldier’s Play, has died. He was 83. Fuller, who also explored racism and the Black experience with his earlier plays The Brownsville Raid and Zooman and the Sign, died Monday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, […]

‘Wakanda Forever’ Trailer: New Black Panther Emerges in Sequel After King T’Challa’s Death

The latest trailer for Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel gives the best look yet at the new Black Panther. The trailer, as it tells the emotional story of the loss of the late Chadwick Boseman’s character, the son king, T’Challa, also teases the next Black Panther, while not directly revealing the new […]

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks Not Recasting T’Challa for ‘Black Panther 2’

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has opened up about not recasting the role of T’Challa in the Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever after Chadwick Boseman’s death. In an interview with Empire, Feige insisted Boseman needed to be honored, not replaced, in Ryan Coogler’s follow-up film. “It just felt like it was much too soon to […]