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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Theory – There Are 2 Female Black Panthers in the Movie

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Amidst the debacle of MCU’s phase 4, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stands as a ray of hope for many fans. It still has a majority of the same cast and the director Ryan Coogler, so fans expect it to deliver on the hype.

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Chadwick Boseman as the titular character in Black Panther.

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This sequel comes after the death of Chadwick Boseman, the original Black Panther and lead of the first film. Many have questioned the legitimacy of Wakanda Forever, finding it disrespectful to the actor’s memory, while the creators assert that they’re honoring the actor’s legacy with this film.

Who will be the next Black Panther?

The idea of retiring the moniker of Black Panther was floated around but the creators went ahead with a succession. Even though not confirmed many speculated Michael B. Jordon could return, but after the trailers, it seems like the next Black Panther will be a female.

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Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther.

According to speculations and rumors, it seems Letitia Wright’s Shuri will be the next Black Panther. Being a royal and a tech genius, her chances already increase, but her jovial personality might be what Marvel is looking for, considering the tone of Thor: Love and Thunder and She-Hulk.

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The comic books already act as a precedent to this succession, as Shuri does take up the mantle. Furthermore, Letitia Wright also noted how she will drown herself in tech to grieve, which might indicate how she eventually dons the suit.

Wait, two Black Panthers?

While the prospect of a new Black Panther is already a touchy subject for the fans, some have suggested that Marvel will introduce two Black Panthers in Wakanda Forever. This theory is a result of the trailers and the posters for the movie released by Marvel.

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In the first film, we see T’Challa reject a golden version of his suit for being too flashy and this same suit is seen at the end of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s trailer, which means Shuri might be the one to wear it.

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The golden suit that was featured in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer.

But according to the posters, the Black Panther will be wearing the silver suit, the one worn by T’Challa in the first film. This might be an indication that there’s a second Black Panther and many believe it’s Nakia played by Lupita Nyong’o.

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The character is already skilled in combat, while also being very close to the royals so it wouldn’t be farfetched for her to become the second Black Panther.

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

Written by Nikhil Makwana

Nikhil Makwana is a writer for FandomWire, with interests in DC comics, anime, indie films, independent films, and Nicolas Cage. He’s pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in BBA,LLB from IFIM Law School. When he’s not writing, he reads books such as the classic Dune series and existential essays from Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre.