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Black Panther 2 Latest Trailer Breakdown Reveals a Different Suit, Fans Convinced Shuri is Not the Only Person Donning the Vibranium Armor

Shuri: Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Marvel Studios officially announced the title for the Black Panther 2 in May 2022. After the title announcement, fans were sure that they would soon get to see one of their favorite superhero in action again. But, there was still a big question, Who would be the net Black Panther? The film lost its lead star, Chadwick Boseman, to colon cancer in August 2020. The studio was also not sure if fans would accept another actor as T’Challa or Black Panther. And as the first movie has had a huge impact, it would not be easy to recast the character. 

Tenoch Huerta appears on the cover of Empire
The cast of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever appears on the cover of Empire

After which, the studio announced that they would not recast for the role of T’Challa or Black Panther and follow the story accordingly. Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios, said it felt like it was much too soon to recast the late actor. After a long wait, fans finally got the first look at the new Black Panther in the first trailer of Black Panther 2.

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Fans Were Convinced Shuri is the Black Panther in Black Panther 2

After Marvel released the first teaser of the film, it was adamant that the new Black Panther would be a female character. Fans were convinced that it would be non-other than Letitia Wright‘s Shuri. 

With Marvel releasing the official trailer for Black Panther 2, they were sure that Shuri was the one who would be taking over as the new Black Panther. With her first look in the film, fans were excited to see the actress in and as Black Panther. However, Marvel fans are keen to find out each possible detail about any upcoming film. 

The new images from Black Panther trailer reveal more.
The new images from the Black Panther 2 trailer reveal more.

The trailer editor of Black Panther 2, Andrew Hegele, even tweeted, “Also I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat afraid of things you might discover.”  Well, seems like his worst fear has come to life, as fans point out some details in the trailer of Black Panther 2.

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There Would Be Multiple Black Panthers in Black Panther 2

The trailer of Black Panther 2 starts with the funeral of T’Challa. Shuri is carrying his mask as the ceremony proceeds. It later gives a glimpse into the antagonist, Namor. The trailer goes ahead with shots of Wakanda flooding. 

The trailer also gives a look at Riri Williams as Ironheart. It also shows some people diving into the sea. The trailer ends with the Black Panther landing from a hatch. This Black Panther had similar white dots on its mask as Shuri did on her face in the film’s posters.

Black Panther - T'Challa & Shuri
T’Challa and Shuri in Black Panther

It led fans to believe that Shuri would be the new Black Panther and continue T’Challa’s legacy in Black Panther 2. However, in one scene, where Namor slams his spear into the ground, a slight image of Black Panther is seen behind him.

The scene may portray a fight between Namor and Black Panther to protect the throne of Wakanda. It is clear that Black Panther is the one trying to stop him, but there is some difference between this suit and the one in the last scene. 

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The suit in the last scene has some white dots. However, in the scene with Namor, it does not seem to have any dots on the mask. There is one more glimpse during the last scene where someone is standing behind Shuri’s Black Panther in the same suit as earlier. 

Fans believe that not just one person would be taking on the mantle of Black Panther in the movie. There are speculations that following the death of T’Challa, multiple people, including Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Danai Gurira’s Okoye, and afterward Shuri would take on the mantle of Black Panther

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever poster
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

Fans also believe that Michael B Jordan’s Killmonger would make a comeback in the movie, and he is the one fighting Namor in that scene. Well, there is no end to speculations, and fans will soon be able to see who will be taking over as Black Panther in the MCU. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release on November 11, 2022.

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.