The credit for Wakanda Forever goes to Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Terminator according to Black Panther director Ryan Coogler. The movie was a massive success across the globe and it was not only the first MCU movie to enter the Oscars but also the first superhero movie, marking history. Everything fit just right, from the direction to the cast and the storyline.
So expectations are high as the sequel is set to release on 11th November of this year. We can expect Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to be equally good as Coogler seems confident in its creation. Fans and cast had a lot to process after the passing of Boseman, and here is how the makers have assured to reach their peak again.
Black Panther director explains how the sequel resembles Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer Terminator
Chadwick Boseman raised a really high standard when he starred in Black Panther, so the creators understood the need to fill in big shoes for the movie’s sequel. During an interview with Collider, director Coogler made the fantasy flick’s comparison to the Schwarzenegger starter movie.
“Terminator 2 is a big inspiration for this movie. Big Time”, he said. As per him, Wakanda conflicts with Namor, the leader of the new underwater kingdom of Talocon. While in Terminator 2, we see the rivalry between Schwarzenegger’s Terminator character, and the antagonist T-1000 played by Robert Patrick. He goes on that both the good and the bad guys in Terminator want John Connor. The difference is, one wants to kill him and the other wants to protect him.
For Black Panther, Coogler wants us to sympathize with both Wakandans and Namor. He hopes that the audience will understand both sides. The exact tactic that he used for the first movie left fans wondering whether they should side with Killmonger, the villain (Michael Jordan) or Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).
The director added to his Terminator comparison by also comparing the Black Panther sequel to Godfather. Whether the claims turn into a reality, only viewers can tell on its release.
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