'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Trailer Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa

'I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world and my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?' Ramonda cries in the SDCC trailer.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Chadwick Boseman in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'

Marvel Studios

The first look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a somber one without Chadwick Boseman, paying tribute to both the late actor and his character, T'Challa, with in-story funeral footage. See the just-released footage from San Diego Comic-Con, below.

Set to "No Woman No Cry," lyrics including, "Good friends we have and good friends we've lost" feel even more poignant knowing after Black Panther star Boseman passed away in August 2020, Marvel Studios opted not to recast his role. Instead, the new film will mourn him and increase other characters' roles in his absence, namely Letitia Wright's Shuri, who is T'Challa's sister, and Angela Bassett's Ramonda, their mother. (However, don't tap out of the trailer early, as there is a glimpse of someone donning the Black Panther suit.)

"I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world and my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?" Ramonda cries in the trailer.

But there will still be more to give, as is evidenced by the fighting to come in the sequel, which includes raids, a return of the CIA, and a tense courtroom moment.

The sequel to 2018's Black Panther, which has a Metascore of 88, once again comes from writer-director Ryan Coogler and writer Joe Robert Cole. It also stars Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, T'Challa's ex and an undercover spy from the River Tribe; Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of the all-female special forces group known as Dora Milaje; Winston Duke as M'Baku, the warrior leader of the Jabari, a mountain tribe; Dominique Thorne as inventor Riri Williams, aka Ironheart; Tenoch Huerta as Namor McKenzie, aka Sub-Mariner; Michaela Coel; and Martin Freeman as CIA agent Everett K. Ross.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to hit theaters Nov. 11. Kevin Feige produces.