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New Wakanda Forever Images Reveal Shuri and Okoye’s Costumes

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever principal photography is now in full swing. After the sudden demise of Chadwick Boseman who played the lead role T’Challa, the story of the movie has to be reworked. The movie’s storyline has changed to honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and the character of T’Challa.

The unofficial images from the sets of Black Panther show the new costumes of Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Shuri (Letitia Wright). This has certainly put the fans in a buzz giving them a sneak peek into behind the scenes of the movie. After the phenomenal success of the first Black Panther in 2018, it was obvious that Marvel studios will give a green light to the sequel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The studio planned to keep the creative team and cast intact for the sequel. However, the untimely demise of Chadwick Boseman has left a huge gap in the movie. In honor of the late actor, the studio has decided not to CGI the actor nor replace him. The studio has reshaped the story of this hit blockbuster to honor the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and T’Challa. However, we don’t know much about the new storyline for the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Although a few hints are floating the Cineworld, that the sequel might see Wakanda vs Atlantis war. The movie might also have Namor the Submariner portrayed by Tenoch Huerta.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will surely see Ironheart (Dominique Thorne) as confirmed by the MCU architect, Kevin Feige. The movie will introduce the character first. The character will get its own Disney+ series later.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has kept the development of main characters under wraps by giving out news on the new characters in the movie. But recently via TMZ, a few images of the Okoye (Danai Gurira) and Shuri (Letitia Wright) offer an insider look into the costumes of the characters. The movie is currently filming at MIT Cambridge, MA. Initially, we see both the actors wearing large black cloaks to keep the new costumes hidden. But they eventually remove the cloaks to reveal their new costumes as filming began.

There was news about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever being shot at MIT campus, but it was unclear why. However, when it was confirmed that RiRi Williams will be introduced in the sequel, everything made more sense. In the first Black Panther, T’Challa chooses Shuri to head the science and technology department in Wakanda. This will prompt the Wakanda Princess to recruit Ironheart who studies at this school. And we have seen Thorne at the sets shooting a few scenes which back up this storyline. But fans still don’t know how the meeting will go as the shooting might take indoors.

The costumes revealed of Okoye and Shuri show that it might be a traditional garb. But it was interesting to find out the Okoye is still honoring the Dora Milaje by wearing a color from the team’s ensemble. You might remember that Okoye wore red in the Busan sequence of the Black Panther. Following the same tradition, the ladies are wearing civilians in these Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. They will be wearing traditional wear in the movie somewhere.

Source: ScreenRant

Written by Aditi Thosar