EW has revealed an expansion to Marvel's Avengers called War for Wakanda, and while it was initially reported to be a 25-hour single-player expansion, it has been confirmed that this was a "misinterpretation". It's instead 25 hours in total for "the entire story campaign from the core release through the War for Wakanda Expansion".
Who is the voice for King T'Challa in War for Wakanda?
Christopher Judge, the voice of Kratos from the God of War series, will be the voice King T'Challa/Black Panther in War for Wakanda revealed by EW:
"I turned it down straight away," Judge told EW over Zoom about when he was first approached about the voice role. "There's many Black Panthers, but I really didn't believe that anyone should ever do T'Challa again [after Boseman]. The actual talks proceeded and, basically, I wound up doing it because my mother and my children said if I didn't do it, they would disown me." A bellow of laughter in his recognizably resonant timbre erupts at that thought.
"To be quite honest, I was fearful of being compared to what Chadwick had so wonderfully done," he continued. "The only way I could really wrap my head around it was to not even attempt a voice match, to let my performance stand on its own. I put all that into it and hopefully people like it."
There will be two main villains (although they aren't the only villains) in the expansion and a "robust cast of Wakandans". There will also be locations like Shuri's labratory and the Wakandan War Room, and new missions for the Drop Zone and Threat Sector. There wasn't much else revealed about the story except that there will be a focus on T'Challa's history and his own family, and that there will also be some focus on what Wakanda's place in the world should be as a technologically advanced nation.
The game is also inspired by The Rise of Black Panther, a six-issue comic series. Evan Narcisse, the writer, has been brought in as a consultant for War for Wakanda:
"I want to double down on the idea that this is its own iteration of the Black Panther mythos," said Evan Narcisse, the writer behind Marvel Comics' Rise of the Black Panther who also came aboard War for Wakanda as a narrative consultant. "Even if you know the comics and can quote the movie by heart, there are still going to be some surprises."
The initial synopsis is that T'Challa has to re-open his nation (after closing it due to the death of Captain America) when A.I.M. a corrupt organization, hires Ulysses Klaw to acquire some vibranium. Sounds like a decent enough opening to me.
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