With a cast of black actors and actresses, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a 2022 American superhero film that honors the sudden demise of Chadwick Boseman who died of colon cancer in 2020. So being a supporter of the late superstar, we can always count on Rihanna and her partner A$AP Rocky to be festively dressed for the occasion.
At the star-studded premiere of the movie in Hollywood on Wednesday night, Rihanna arrived on the black carpet, giving us a look to remember for the rest of the year. Along with her partner and baby daddy, the duo color-coordinated their looks as the Barbados beauty chose a strapless figure-hugging sequined gown for the occasion while Rocky played casual in a relaxed streetwear look.
There are so many things worth talking about in RiRi’s Rick Owens eclectic gown — a beautiful confection with a fishtail skirt and peplum detailing that was plucked out from the designer’s autumn-winter 2022 collection. And keeping the sartorial theme in tandem was a pair of beige opera gloves, pointy-toe heels, and a smattering of Reza jewelry underneath her voluminous tousled hair.
In her latest announcement on social media which has sparked excitement in her fan kingdom, the 34-year-old revealed that she had recorded a new song for the movie titled “Lift Me Up.” The track is a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman and will be out this Friday as part of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. Co-written by Nigeria’s Tems, Ludwig Van Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler.
The blockbuster is a sequel to 2018’s Black Panther, with a story that takes us back to the kingdom of Wakanda after its king, T’Challa (Boseman), died a tragic death. Without its leader, the population has to band together in order to honor the fallen king’s memory and protect Wakanda. The movie is however scheduled to be released in France on November 9 and in the United States on November 11.
At that time, you will see the return of Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, as well as newcomers Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart and Tenoch Huerta as subaquatic super-villain Namor.