The teaser trailer, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, garnered 172 million views in its first 24 hours, becoming one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s top trailer debuts for a superhero film, a source close to Marvel confirmed the viewership figures Diversity. Viewers of the “Wakanda Forever” teaser nearly doubled the 88 million views that the original “Black Panther” teaser garnered in 2017.
The teaser also set social media ablaze, with Black Panther-related topics amassing over 893,000 mentions. Chadwick Boseman, Namor, Shuri, T’Challa, Ryan Coogler, and Angela Bassett all became national trending topics after the teaser’s debut, and the hashtag #WakandaForever has remained the #1 trending topic for five consecutive hours.
With 172 million views in its first 24 hours, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever becomes one of the top trailer launches for a standalone Marvel film, followed by titles like the Spider-Man: No Way Home teaser (the biggest ever with 355.5 million views) and the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser (209 million views). Four Avengers trailers also attracted larger numbers: Avengers: Endgame teaser (289 million), Avengers: Endgame trailer (268 million), Avengers: Infinity War teaser (230 million) and Avengers: Infinity War’ latest trailer (179 million).
It should be noted that unlike many of those Marvel movies mentioned above, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser launched on a Saturday night at around 9:20 p.m. ET. This isn’t the most coveted time slot for a trailer debut, as most trailers are released weekday mornings and take advantage of the workday replay factor.
The teaser marked the first reveal of the Black Panther sequel, which is the next feature film entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The footage shows the nation of Wakanda going to war against an army of Atlanteans led by the fearful Namor (Tenoch Huerta). Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba Winston Duke and Angela Bassett reprise their roles from the original Black Panther, along with series newcomers Michaela Coel, Dominique Thorne, Alex Nivilani and Mabel Cadena.
Based on the success of the teaser release, Hollywood Records and Marvel Music released a prologue soundtrack for the film early Monday. The soundtrack features Tems’ cover of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry,” which was recognized for its outstanding performance in the teaser trailer.
Before the teaser was shown to the audience in Hall H at Comic-Con, director Ryan Coogler and several cast members took the stage to introduce the film and discuss the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman, who directed the original 2018 Black Panther ‘ before dying in 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer.
“It’s going to be difficult to follow up, but we’re going to try,” Coogler told the crowd.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11th.
Check out the teaser below.
https://variety.com/2022/digital/news/black-panther-wakanda-forever-trailer-record-1235324377/ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer Views: 172 million views in 24 hours