Disney+ Announces ‘Wakanda Forever’ Streaming Debut & New ‘Black Panther’ Podcast

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is coming to Disney+. The platform announced the Marvel superhero blockbuster will make its streaming debut on February 1, 2023.

The move makes the Black Panther sequel the 17th movie to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe on Disney+ streaming in the “IMAX Enhanced Ecosystem.”

Along with the release of Wakanda Forever on Disney+, Marvel is collaborating with Proximity Media for the release of Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast where Marvel fans can listen to the story of how the film was made over six podcast episodes. The first episode of the podcast is currently available and features an interview with Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler. Five additional episodes will be released weekly starting January 18.

“The true day to day of my job [is] several hundred days…of getting other professionals to believe in ideas that I find truthful,” Coogler said during episode one. “[Audiences] have to believe in some kernel of truth that is happening on that screen.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever begins with the death of Wakanda king T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). The kingdom must now find a way to move forward without him. They are tested when Namor (Tenoch Huerta), the leader of an underwater Mesoamerican nation, threatens their existence.

“When you think that [Wakanda Forever] could inspire some kids from Latin America, or from the Latin American community in the States, it’s overwhelming in the best way possible,” Huerta told Remezcla during an interview late last year. “I hope these kids eventually, they are able to look at themselves in the mirror and see themselves and say, ‘I’m proud of who I am.’”