November 11, a follow-up to Marvel’s hit blockbuster ‘Black Panther’ will be finally hitting cinemas.
The release dates, and trailer were unwrapped by Marvel today in the AM during the Marvel panel at SDCC 2022.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the ‘Black Panther Wakanda Forever’ sequel is to borrow the words of reggae superstar Bob Marley as the soundtrack for its Trailer promo; a rendition by Nigeria’s Temilade Openiyi who’s also known as Tems plus a blend into Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 resilient “Alright.”
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This exploit comes on the heels of Tems being tapped for Beyonce’s ‘Renaissance,’ album that’s due next week July 29; according to a revelation on the Wikipedia page about the album. She, P2J and Guilty Beatz all appear on track number 10 which is titled ‘Move’.
Last week, in an interview with Billboard Magazine, when asked Tems what song she would remix if given the opportunity. “I would choose Bob Marley’s Is This Love or No Woman Don’t Cry, because those are one of my favorites,” the 27-year-old responded.
“I’m in London right now, so Is This Love is the best song to listen to when walking down any street in London. You should try it whenever you’re here, just to try it. Listening to Bob Marley in London is the best thing you can do,” the singer continued.
In the 2-minute teaser, Tems, who is best known for her WizKid collab Essence (2020), cuts a very mournful take on Marley’s song, including the line “good friends we have, and good friends we’ve lost.” The emotional clip teases how the characters of the franchise will cope with the absence of T’Challa, previously played by Chadwick Boseman—who passed away at age 43 in 2020, after a four-year battle with cancer.
“No Woman, No Cry” has been covered a whopping 78 times by artists including Nina Simone, Jimmy Cliff, The Fugees, Boney M, Hugh Masekela, Ken Boothe, PM Dawn, according to WhoSampled. It has been sampled in 18 songs by artists such as Cocoa Tea, Public Enemy, Sanchez, and Alley Cat.
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The song was first released on October 25, 1974, on the Natty Dread album, and went ahead to spend nine weeks on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 22, and became the best-known version of the song. It was included in several compilation albums, including the Diamond-selling Legend in 1984. The live version of the song ranked No. 37 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
Among the familiar faces set to be in the upcoming Black Panther Movie are Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Letitia Wright as Shur and Winston Duke as M’Baku. Other prominent new actors Namor, the Sub-Mariner and Wakanda will have a conflict with the kingdom of Atlantis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives in theaters on November 11. Peep the Ryan Coogler trailer below: