Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is coming and rumors claim it will focus on more Marvel heroes compared to the first version. Is this true?
Black Panther has made a huge noise in the film industry. However, its main actor, Chadwick Boseman, died last year. Fans got a special MCU surprise recently will the exciting and surprisingly emotional “Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies”. Along with welcoming fans back to the theaters and reminding them of the memorable MCU moments they experienced in the past, it also gave a tease at what’s to come in the cinematic side of Phase 4.
As of the moment, many Marvel fans are already talking about the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is expected to feature more heroes compared to the previous one. Because of the film’s confirmation, fans’ emotions were immediately stirred with ts clear resonance with the passing of star Chadwick Boseman. The perfect title serves as a tribute to Boseman as well as a hint at the evolution of the hero film.
The tragic death of Black Panther actor Boseman in August of 2020 sent shockwaves through Hollywood. The talented young actor seemed to just be beginning the most exciting chapter of his career with stunning performances as well as holding the iconic role of T’Challa in the MCU. In the aftermath of his passing, many wondered if and how the popular film franchise would continue without him.
Writer-director Ryan Coogler confirmed the planned Black Panther sequel would go on as Boseman would have wanted it and various cast members have talked about the movie serving as a tribute to Boseman’s legacy. Despite rumors, Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed they would not be recasting the role of T’Challa which suggests the character will die within the MCU. Now, with the reveal of the title, there is a hint to how the movie will address that and why it is the most fitting way to proceed.
What to Expect From the Upcoming Film Sequel?
According to some rumors and speculations, the new Black Panther: Wandak Forever will feature various heroes and even make some characters also new heroes. These could include T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, as well as his friend M’baku.
However, some sources claimed that the film will have a more powerful solution that speaks T’Challa’s legacy while showing that the title is more than just one person. Perhaps it will be Wakanda as a nation takes up T’Challa’s cause.
On the other hand, the previous movie showed that the heart-shaped herbs were destroyed. This could also mean that the new version of the film will not have the popular hero with superhuman abilities. This could mean that there will many characters taking the role of the main hero. These include Shuri, M’Baku, Nakia, Okoye, and more.
Meanwhile, these new Black Panthers will also likely honor and continue T’Challa’s legacy, making them more humane and loyal to Wakanda. Aside from this, the upcoming movie could also be a great opportunity to address how T’Challa embodied what a hero should be.
But, you need to keep in mind that these are just theories. The final output for the upcoming Wakanda Forever movie will still depend on the decisions that will be made by the Marvel Studios production house.