Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the longest film in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe… by far.
According to a new listing on Cineplex, the next Marvel movie lasts 2 hours and 41 minutesmaking it the longest Phase 4 movie and the longest in the entire MCU, if we don’t count the Avengers movies.
The record is currently held by Eternals, which is 2 hours and 36 minutes long… but the Black Panther sequel beats it by five minutes.
Though Marvel has not yet confirmed the official durationmakes sense.
For one thing, the death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman leaves a lot to be cleared up in the film’s first act… and with plenty of new story teased in the recent Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer, it looks like there is justification for a fairly considerable duration.
Director Ryan Coogler has revealed that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will address the passing of the original Black Panther and the theme of moving on in the face of insurmountable odds.
Obviously, these are big issues that will not be resolved in a limited time. Not to mention the fact that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will not have a main protagonist. Instead, the film will focus on a broader cast, including Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda, Winston Duke’s M’Baku, and Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theaters on November 11, 2022.
One of the biggest theories about the character of Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has recently been confirmed, in addition to the original question that makes up the general plot of the film.