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‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ starts streaming in February — here’s how to watch the blockbuster sequel at home

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Shuri holding the Black Panther mask in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."Letitia Wright as Shuri in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

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  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will start streaming exclusively on Disney Plus on February 1.
  • The Marvel sequel stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke.
  • Disney Plus costs $8/month with ads, or $11 a month for ad-free streaming.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is heading to Disney Plus on February 1. The movie’s streaming debut will come after playing exclusively in theater for more than 80 days.

In the blockbuster sequel, the heroes of Wakanda try to protect their country after the death of their leader King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). As the nation attempts to heal, they must fend against a new enemy from the ocean. 

Check out the trailer for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Though the original “Black Panther” movie starred the late Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Boseman does not appear in the sequel. Boseman’s role was not recast and the film commemorates the actor. 

“Wakanda Forever” stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta Mejía, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett. Ryan Coogler, who directed the first “Black Panther,” returns to helm the sequel.

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How to watch ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

You can watch “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at home on Disney Plus starting February 1. All subscribers will be able to stream the movie without any extra fees.

Disney Plus starts at $8 a month with ads, while ad-free streaming costs $11 a month. You can also bundle the service with Hulu and ESPN+ for a starting price of $13 a month. 

The Disney Plus app is available on most connected devices from major brands. That said, the ad-supported plan is not currently supported on Roku products. “Wakanda Forever” will be presented in 4K HDR with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and IMAX Enhanced video on compatible displays.

When will ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ be available to rent or buy?

Disney has not confirmed when “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be available to rent or buy through digital retailers, but it’s likely the movie will hit on-demand services at or around the same time it debuts on Disney Plus.

Thor: Love and Thunder” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” both became available for digital purchase on the same day they started streaming on Disney Plus. With that in mind, it’s possible “Wakanda Forever” will make its digital debut on February 1.

An exact price has not been announced yet, but previous Marvel movies hit Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV for around $20. 

Is ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ worth watching?

Letitia Wright wearing a white hooded garment and necklace in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."Letitia Wright in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

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“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has received critical acclaim. As of January 4, the films has an “84% Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praise the film as an emotional and powerful step forward for the franchise. 

Insider reviewer Kirsten Acuna gave the film a “B+” score and said it’s Marvel’s best film of 2022, but spends too much time setting up future MCU projects.

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