Winston Duke Urges Marvel Fans to Redefine Their Expectations of ‘Black Panther 2’
It is easily among the most exciting arrivals of Phase Four, but some fans may not be prepared for the story that awaits them when the project ultimately arrives in theaters, as M’Baku himself, Winston Duke, urges Marvel fans to redefine their expectation for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Marvel made their long-awaited return to the stage at Hall H this month, and despite worrisome fans who feared that there wouldn’t be the announcements that had dominated headlines in the past, the Mega panel that concluded the week may have been the biggest San Diego Comic-Con event for Marvel yet.
The studio announced a completely redefined Phase Four and explored some of what’s to come in Phase Five, and even Phase Six, as they announced a plethora of titles that will be arriving at the theater and on Disney+ in the next two years.
The event concluded with the arrival of the very first Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer, with fans, finally getting to see some of the first footage of the Marvel entry that is poised to be more than the 30th Marvel film; but also one of the most emotional entries yet.
With that film just on the horizon, fans are dissecting the trailer to uncover more of what awaits when it arrives in theaters this November, but one of the film stars has called for the fandom to approach their own theories with caution.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, M’Baku actor Winston Duke urged fans to redefine their expectations for Black Panther 2, and accept that the unknown is all they can be certain of the long-awaited sequel.
Duke stated, “It’s also important to let go of any expectation that this movie will be Black Panther 1. This is going to be its own thing. This narrative has evolved, and it’s changed, just like all the characters and the circumstances of Wakanda itself.”
Duke added, “For me in particular, I just had to let go of the expectation of this being anything like the first movie and allow this movie to be its own thing.”
It is an interesting kind of warning for fans, but one that is not misplaced; as unfair expectation has often been the greatest detractor to many comic book films developed in the past.