Marvel Studios released a first official trailer for the sequel of their iconic superhero film Black Panther, with Pop and RNB singer Tems performing an iteration of Bob Marley’s monstrous 1974 hit song No Woman No Cry to accompany the gloomy trailer.
Entitled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the upcoming film will see a full return to the fantastical advanced African civilization of Wakanda after the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. The new official first look leaves trail of sadness and grief and we can relate that to the demise of actor Chadwick Boseman who starred as the titular character (King T’Challa) in the first Black Panther movie.
Tems’ voice is as raw and emotionally moving as ever, providing the perfect flavour to complement the events opening the trailer. The lyrics ‘No woman no cry’ mean more, as Shuri and Ramonda (T’Challa’s sister and mother) the only surviving figures from the Wakanda monarch are seen mourning. Along with the Dora Milaje (Wakanda’s most feared military force) led by Okoye, they will be expected to protect and forge a new path for their nation.
Midway through the trailer, Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 hit song Alright takes over. The Black Panther franchise has enjoyed a reverence in popular culture, owing to its reimagination of the African civilization, it’s costuming, and choice of music.
The first movie produced a lot of intersect with Hip-hop and led to the birth of the hugely successful The Black Panther album curated by Kendrick Lamar. Several other top musicians, such as The Weeknd, SZA, 2Chainz, Khalid, Jorja Smith, Ab-Soul, Travis Scot and more.
Judging by that, Tems will likely feature in any musical material that will be curated for the score of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and I’ll be here to give you more details on that development.
Check out the sombre trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever HERE if you haven’t.