Latest ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ trailer gives peek at who will take over iconic role

ATLANTA — Are you ready for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”?

The latest trailer for the Atlanta-shot Marvel Studios movie dropped on Monday.

The movie was filmed across metro Atlanta and in Brunswick in 2021 and had to stop production briefly after Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa’s tech-savvy younger sister Shuri, was injured.

The film was also delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with several stars testing positive, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

One of the big plot lines of the new movie involves who will replace the late Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther. Boseman died of colon cancer in 2020.

The latest trailer gives some idea of what to expect with the highly anticipated movie. In a quick synopsis on its website, it says: “Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”

Another beloved member of the cast will also be missing in much of the movie. Dorothy Steel, who played a tribe leader in the fictional land of Wakanda, died in October 2021.