Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” teaser trailer received 172 million views in its first 24 hours, making it one of the best trailer debuts for a superhero film in the MCU. The 88 million views the first “Black Panther” teaser received in 2017 were nearly doubled by the “Wakanda Forever” teaser.
The trailer also ignited social media, with “Black Panther”-related topics receiving over 893,000 mentions. Following the release of the preview, Chadwick Boseman, Namor, Shuri, T’Challa, Ryan Coogler, and Angela Bassett all entered the national trending topics, and the hashtag #WakandaForever remained in the top spot for more than five hours.
It should be noted that the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” teaser debuted on a Saturday night at roughly 9:20pm ET, unlike many of the aforementioned Marvel films. That’s not exactly the preferred time for a trailer to launch, as most trailers debut on weekday mornings to capitalize on the possibility of re-watching during the workday.
With 172 million views in its first day, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” surpasses other stand-alone Marvel movie trailer premieres including the ones for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” (the most popular ever with 355.5 million views), “Thor: Love and Thunder,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (209 million views).
The “Avengers: Endgame” teaser (289 million), “Avengers: Endgame” final trailer (268 million), “Avengers: Infinity War” teaser (230 million), and “Avengers: Infinity War” final trailer all attracted higher viewership numbers (179 million).
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The “Black Panther” sequel, which will be the following full-length entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, was initially revealed in the teaser. The video shows the nation of Wakanda at war with an army of Atlanteans, under the command of the frightened Namor (Tenoch Huerta).
Reprising their characters from the first “Black Panther” are Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett, along with newcomers Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Alex Nivilani, and Mabel Cadena.
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Hollywood Records and Marvel Music released a prologue soundtrack for the film earlier on Monday, riding the success of the teaser release. Tems’ rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” is featured on the soundtrack and received praise for its prominent placement in the teaser trailer.
Before the teaser was shown to the Comic-Con audience in Hall H, director Ryan Coogler and a number of the cast members took the stage to introduce the movie and talk about the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman, who played the title character in the original 2018 “Black Panther” before passing away in 2020 after a long battle with colon cancer.
It will be challenging to follow that up, but we’ll try, Coogler assured the audience.
On Nov. 11, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released in theaters.