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Marvel Unveils Rihanna's "Black Panther 2" Single, Release Date

Wed 26 Oct 2022 | 01:05 PM
Yara Sameh

Marvel Studios unveiled Tuesday that a new song from Rihanna is set to be released on Friday, October 28, as a part of the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" soundtrack.

The studio shared on social media a post that simply included the looking eyes emoji and a video with just the logo of the new movie.

The footage showed the Marvel logo and the letters in the movie's title begin to fade away, with an "R" of "Forever" staying solid and moving to the center of the video. 

With the "R" in the middle of the frame, the October 28 date was revealed, prompting many to believe that the letter is referred to the "Diamonds" singer and is a confirmation of the soundtrack. 

The track marks a triumphant return to music as her last album came out almost 6 years ago.  

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, is the highly anticipated sequel to the Oscar-winning blockbuster “Black Panther”.

Filmmaker Ryan Coogler directed the sequel from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.

The movie features Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett. 

The sequel follows the leaders of Wakanda fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T'Challa's death.

The first part of “Black Panther” was a cultural sensation when it opened in February 2018. It shattered the pernicious Hollywood myth that movies with a predominantly Black cast could not be commercially viable internationally.

The movie was a massive global hit at the box office, earning $700.4 million domestic, the highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office, and $1.34 billion worldwide, second only to "Avengers: Infinity War" ($2.04 billion) that year.

Ideas for a sequel began after the release of the first part in February 2018. 

 Marvel Studios officially confirmed the sequel's development in mid-2019. 

However, plans for the project changed in August 2020 following the death of "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer, with Marvel choosing not to recast his role of T'Challa.