Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sets Marvel record on Disney Plus

Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
(Image credit: Disney/Marvel)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has set a record for Marvel on Disney Plus. The film was released on the streamer earlier this month after its theatrical run began in November. 

Per Disney, the movie is the most-watched global Marvel movie premiere on the streamer ever, measured by hours watched over the film's first five days available. That means it's beaten 2022's other Marvel movie releases, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder

Wakanda Forever picks up in the aftermath of T'Challa's death, following the tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman. The film sees Letitia Wright's Shuri take on the mantle of the Black Panther and go up against Tenoch Huerta's Namor, ruler of the undersea nation of Talokan. 

The sequel became the first movie of 2022 to stay number one at the box office for four consecutive weekends, so it's no surprise that the film has proved massively popular on Disney Plus. No sequel has been confirmed just yet, but Wright has indicated that Black Panther 3 is already in the works

Wakanda Forever has also reached another milestone for Marvel – Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Ramonda in the film, has become the first actor to become nominated for an Oscar for a Marvel movie. She has already won a Golden Globe for the role

If you're up to speed on Wakanda Forever, check out our spoiler-filled explainers on the Black Panther 2 ending explained and that post-credits scene. For everything else the MCU has in store, see our guide to all the upcoming Marvel movies and TV shows. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.