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Fans Grieve Chadwick Boseman All Over Again Following Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer

Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios really treated fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2022 with regards to the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe going into Phase Five and Phase Six. Although most of the excitement centered around the reveal of new footage from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," as well as the news of "Avengers: The Kang Dynasty" and "Avengers: Secret Wars," director Ryan Coogler also took to the stage to show off the first trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The sequel will check in on the nation of Wakanda as it reels from the loss of King T'Challa, echoing the real-life heartbreaking death of Chadwick Boseman.

On the stage in Hall H, Coogler explained to the crowd that the crew worked hard to honor the late star, saying, "Chad's passion and genius and his culture and the impact he made on this industry will be felt forever. We put our love for Chadwick into this film. We also put our passion"  (via Deadline). He went on to tease more about the new adventure, adding, "This film has a ton of action and humor. It's also a rollercoaster of a movie. It goes to new places in Wakanda that we've never been before but other corners of the MCU."

The trailer confirmed that Tenoch Huerta is playing the MCU's version of Namor the Sub-Mariner as Wakanda comes into conflict with Atlantis. The underwater nation seems to be inspired by Mayan and Aztec culture, and it'll be interesting to see how that plays into the wider MCU. But most importantly, it ends with an unknown person suiting up in the Black Panther suit as T'Challa's successor, and the emotional footage has fans grieving Boseman all over again.

Fans are emotional over how the trailer honors Chadwick Boseman

The "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" trailer uses Tems' heartfelt rendition of Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry" as it shows Nakia (Lupita N'yongo), Okoye (Danai Gurira), Shuri (Letitia Wright), and the late king's mother, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), processing their devastating loss. Ramonda has the most powerful line in the trailer, as she cries, "I am the queen of the most powerful nation in the world, and my entire family is gone. Have I not given everything?" It's true — she lost her husband, King T'Chaka (John Kani), in "Captain America: Civil War." Now, her son has passed away, leaving her and Shuri behind.

The emotional nature of the trailer has resulted in Marvel fans grieving Chadwick Boseman for a second time. Comments have flooded both Marvel's Twitter and YouTube posts of the sequel teaser trailer, with innumerable fans talking about the late star. To give a sense of the conversation, look at @KweenSully, who wrote, "Watching the 'Black Panther' trailer was so emotional for me and many fans. Chadwick's passing was such a tragic loss for the world. This movie I hope will pay tribute to such an amazing human in a respectful way. Rest in Power." Twitter user @itsbeargrillz added, "Tell me why I watched the 'Black Panther 2' trailer and crying on this plane. RIP Chadwick." Elsewhere, @tomatoesarehot seemingly spoke for everyone, saying, "Just watched the 'Black Panther (2)' trailer, [and] I just know I'll be sobbing in that theatre."

Considering how 2018's "Black Panther" resonated with audiences around the world — earning $1.347 (via Box Office Mojo) — it's unsurprising that Marvel wants to give Boseman the cinematic send-off he deserves.