Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first movie, Black Panther, became a cultural phenomenon shortly after its release featuring the first black superhero. It made $1.3 billion and earned an Oscar. The release of the sequel was met with eager excitement, which now continues as we finally have a Disney+ release date for the movie.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever came to theaters on November 11th, 2022. Since its release, we had to wait patiently to hear when it’ll come to Disney+. The reason for the wait in receiving a confirmed release date is because the producers want to see how the movie does at the box office first. The better it does at the box office, the longer we wait for it to be released on Disney+. Purely based on that, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has to be doing well.
This newest movie in the Marvel franchise follows Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and Dora Milaje as they fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers. At the same time, they’re also dealing with the death of King T’Challa portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. Throughout the story, we watch as the characters grieve the sudden loss, and continue to try and find a new way forward for their country.
During the movie, we’re also introduced to new characters, one of which will play an important role in the story. This character, Namor, is the King of a hidden underwater nation that’s being introduced in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
So, if you’re wondering when you’ll be able to watch the movie on Disney+, you’re in luck. The wait isn’t long anymore as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released on the streaming service on Wednesday, February 1st. This long wait for a release date is great for the franchise and demonstrates the movie’s popularity. Here’s how Wakanda Forever compares to other MCU releases from the last year:
- Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness – 47 days from its theatrical release to Disney+
- Thor: Love & Thunder – 64 days from its theatrical release to arrive on Disney+
- Eternals – 68 days from its theatrical release to Disney+
- Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings – 70 days to be released on Disney+
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 83 days from theatrical release to Disney+
It’s also been confirmed that the movie will not be coming to Disney+ Premier and that this service hasn’t been used since the release of Jungle Cruise. Furthermore, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can only be streamed on Disney+ and won’t be released on other platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and others.
While we love most of the Marvel Studios superhero movies, there’s no denying that Black Panther set an unprecedented standard. It will be interesting to see how the second installment does without the lead from the first movie. However, we do appreciate that they didn’t just use a new actor and pretend that nothing happened. This was probably one of the more respectable farewells that we’ve seen a franchise make to honor a lost actor.