Fan movements supporting the release of the director’s film cuts have been all the rage in recent years. Arguably the most popular among the movements, the fandom aimed at pressuring Warner Brothers executives to release a director’s cut of the widely released film. Justice League, succeeded once Zack Snyder’s Justice League hit HBO Max last year. There is a growing movement for a similar treatment with David Ayer and his point of view suicide squadalthough no word has been made official regarding a potential release.
Turns out there’s also a director’s cut of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveralthough a Marvel Studios executive says it will likely never be released.
“There are [scenes] from the Director’s Cut that did not air. There are some that we’ve played with for a long time, and screened and screened multiple times,” longtime Marvel executive Nate Moore said in a recent chat with Collider. “We’re known to tinker a lot in the editorial and trying things out. Ryan, by the way, is too. So things are in, things are out. ‘What about this here?’ So some are closer to completion, some are pretty raw.”
will be the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Will Director’s Cut ever be released?
According to Moore, while he “never says never”, Marvel Studios has traditionally prevented release as such cuts of the film, insisting the theatrical release is the only one available in the MCU canon.
“We’ve generally resisted that, and I think we’ll continue because we like to think that we and the filmmakers have figured out what the movie should be,” the producer added. “So I don’t know if we’ll ever put it together – I’ll never say never. I don’t think we’ll put it together in a longer Director’s Cut. But certainly, I think there are ways to getting those scenes out there in the world without creating an extended edition.”
Now in theaters, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) as they fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers following the death of King T’Challa. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and chart a new course for the kingdom of Wakanda. It remains to be seen where the Midnight Angels tie into the story.
Featuring Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livanalli.