‘Black Panther 2’ books Beyoncé to curate soundtrack

'Black Panther 2' books Beyoncé to curate soundtrack

Beyoncé could be making another soundtrack project for a Disney movie soon. This time, it will be for Black Panther 2.

Beyoncé is reportedly in talks to helm the soundtrack work on the Black Panther 2. The music icon will use her star power to boost the profile of the upcoming Marvel movie.

The Formation singer will have big shoes to fill when she begins curating the soundtrack to the Marvel sequel. Kendrick Lamar produced and curated the first movie’s soundtrack, which received critical applause.

Black Panther: The Album debuted at the top of the U.S. album charts and received multiple Grammy nominations. It also received the accolade of being the Best Original Song nod for All the Stars.

What to expect in Black Panther 2

Most of the film’s ensemble cast will reportedly return, including lead star Chadwick Boseman. Fans also expect Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, and Daniel Kaluuya to reprise their roles.

Marvel Studios will have huge expectations for the Black Panther sequel. The first movie became one of the most successful movies under the company’s brand, earning almost US$1.35 billion globally.

It also made history in the Oscars after it got the first Best Picture nomination for a superhero movie. The movie took home three trophies on Oscar night: Best Production Design, Costume Design, and Original Music Score.

According to a report, Black Panther 2 will be released in a year where Marvel movies are scheduled to hit the big screens. Thor 2 and Doctor Strange 2 will both have their wide releases in the first quarter of the year. Captain Marvel 2 will then continue the franchise’s Phase 4, opening in July 2022.

Beyoncé on her companion album for The Lion King

Beyoncé has major experience in curating soundtracks for movies. Last year, she released The Lion King: The Gift, which served as a companion soundtrack to the Disney remake.

The Formation singer sang in the majority of the songs in the album. The project also featured more than 20 other artists from Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon, and the United States.

Critics and fans received the project well, with one review calling it “a love letter to blackness.” The soundtrack recorded a score of 77 on review website Metacritic. It also reached no. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 after selling 54,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.

Despite critical adoration, the companion album failed to produce the expected awards output for Beyoncé. The project even failed to net an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Black Panther 2 will be in theaters on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Images courtesy of Beyoncé/YouTube Screenshot

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