We’re greater than three months away from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever launch date, however we already suppose we all know what occurs within the movie. We noticed a few plot leaks that line up nicely with the primary teaser trailer that Marvel confirmed at Comic-Con. These plot leaks additionally revealed Marvel’s subsequent Black Panther who will observe Chadwick Boseman.
Marvel’s first trailer defined how the MCU would deal with Boseman’s dying. T’Challa’s funeral will happen in Black Panther 2. But Marvel has but to verify the id of the subsequent Black Panther — probably the most thrilling and heartbreaking mysteries of the film.
We now have one other tidbit on the subsequent Black Panther’s id. A leaker claims that selecting the subsequent Black Panther isn’t essentially simple. But earlier than we will clarify, we’ll inform you that important spoilers would possibly observe under.
Who is Marvel’s subsequent Black Panther?
Soon after Boseman’s dying, we noticed followers asking Marvel to not recast T’Challa. In the next months, Marvel confirmed that it could not rent one other actor to play T’Challa/Black Panther. But who would change into Wakanda’s new superhero within the MCU was by no means disclosed.
Speculation mounted that Shuri (Letitia Wright) could be Black Panther in Wakanda Forever, identical to within the comics. That may need been Marvel’s unique plan for the extra distant Black Panther future. T’Challa may need handed on the Black Panther position to his sister. We’ll by no means witness that now that Boseman died in actual life.
Fast-forward to July 2022, and now we have a few unverified Wakanda Forever plot leaks that point out the id of Marvel’s subsequent Black Panther.
The first leak was additionally the shorter one, dropping on-line a couple of week earlier than Comic-Con. The report mentioned that Shuri (Letitia Wright) will certainly change into the subsequent Black Panther. She would make her personal swimsuit and defeat Namor (Tenoch Huerta).
The extra detailed Wakanda Forever plot leak got here just a few days after the primary trailer. It additionally supplied the identical story because the shorter model however added extra context. And it additionally mentioned that Shuri would be the movie’s Black Panther. But the position won’t keep along with her for too lengthy.
If that plot leak is correct, we’d see Shuri cross the Black Panther mantle to M’Baku (Winston Duke). He may also be the king of Wakanda Forever. That’s additionally a element the shorter leak supplied.
It could be extra difficult
A leaker who goes by the identify of Greatphase on Twitter invited followers to ask questions in an Ask-Me-Anything session over direct messaging.
One particular person requested in regards to the subsequent Black Panther, questioning if will probably be Shuri or if Marvel desires to cross on the title to T’Challa’s son as soon as he’s sufficiently old.
The leaker mentioned that Shuri is Black Panther in Wakanda Forever. Furthermore, Marvel reportedly deliberate for Shuri to proceed to be Black Panther till T’Challa’s son was sufficiently old. However, Marvel additionally filmed a model of the movie the place Shuri offers the Black Panther position to M’Baku. He’ll put on the swimsuit till T’Challa’s son comes of age.
Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) is pregnant, implying that we’ll see T’Challa’s son within the MCU down the highway. And Marvel actually has methods to age him up actual quick if wanted.
However, all of this could’t be confirmed. And it’s unlikely that Marvel will spill any secrets and techniques about Black Panther earlier than the Wakanda Forever premiere.
It’ll be attention-grabbing to see how Marvel will promote the sequel by way of trailers and video clips and the way lengthy it will possibly afford to not present the movie’s essential superhero in these promos.
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