The first behind-the-scenes video from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever filming has dropped on the web. The scene, at first glance, doesn’t seem to reveal much, but don’t be discouraged just yet!
Fans with a keen eye could see some writing on the wall of what appears to be the throne room in Wakanda.
The inscription hints that King T’Challa, a character played by the late Chadwick Boseman, will receive a memorial to honor his legacy.
The images revealed some pillars with words in the Wakanda language that, if translated as per the manual provided in ‘The Wakanda Files’, suggest phrases such as King T’Challa, Our Hero, It Was An Honor, Wakanda Forever, and Rest In Power.
The tribute establishes a way to eternalize the late king as the most powerful and above all other kings of Wakanda, ensuring that his influence is the most imposing.
The production is remembered for the giant absence of Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa.
In the video, posted by a Twitter profile, you can see the team still setting up the set structure, which seems to be a kind of throne room, with a huge panther made of black marble as adornment.
It looks like the much-praised Afrofuturistic look of the first film will be back in full force, even if Boseman’s absence will be sorely missed.
From the first film, some important names return from the cast, such as Letitia Wright (Shuri), the main candidate for Wakanda’s throne, and Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Martin Freeman.
Filming has been rolling for about a month now. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is expected to be released on July 8, 2022.