Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler wrote a heartwarming note thanking everyone who booked tickets and watched the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie in theaters. For the uninitiated, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has garnered $500 million at the box office worldwide. The film, which featured Letitia Wright’s Shuri as Black Panther, also paid homage to Chadwick Boseman.
Taking to Instagram, Coogler said, “Gratitude. That’s the only word that comes to mind for your support of our work on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. I’m full of it.”
“Thank you. Thank you to those who bought their tickets early and camped opening weekend. Thank you to those of you [who] took their families – young and old in tow. To those who have organized youth screenings and after parties, who have bought rooms for communities and friends. To all of you who have watched multiple times and encouraged others to check it out,” the director added.
He couldn’t help but joke, “Our film is over two and a half hours long, so thank you for arranging those bathroom breaks. Our film has 6 spoken languages. Thank you for supporting subtitles.
Since the film is about grief, Coogler said, “And our film is about the inescapable human emotion of grief. Thank you for being open to the emotional journey of this film. We did something to honor our friend, who was a giant in our industry, and we also did something to enjoy in a theatrical setting with friends, family and strangers. Something to quote and discuss. To be debated. Something to make people feel physically and emotionally seen.
“This medium wouldn’t exist without an audience, and I thank you for giving me a professional purpose and an emotional outlet. I look forward to bringing you more stories in the future,” he concluded the note.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 is coming to an end with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever aka Black Panther 2. The Movie, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Tenoch Huerta, Michaela Coel and Dominique Thorne in the lead and pivotal roles, not only mourns the death of Chadwick Boseman, but also lays the groundwork for the future of the franchise.
Read all the latest movie news here
- Wakanda Forever Telugu Dubbed Movie OTT Release Date, OTT Platform, Time and more
- How Black Panther Wakanda Forever’s moving mid-credits scene sets up the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ creators say they discussed nixing sequel after Chadwick Boseman’s death
- Rihanna sets the tone with emotional single
- Chadwick Boseman Never Got to Read ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Script, Says Ryan Coogler