One of the most celebrated films of the MCU, Black Panther was directed by Creed fame Ryan Coogler and beautifully scored by the Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson, winning an Academy Award for it.
The film starred Chadwick Boseman as the king of Wakanda, T’Challa, and Michael B. Jordan as the movie’s complex villain Kilmonger. The director paralleled the fight over the Vibranium of Wakanda to the Congo mines, where the valuable mineral coltan is being mined.
Who is becoming the next Black Panther?
The Get on Up actor, unfortunately, passed away in 2020 from colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman had lent such an indelible performance as the Black Panther that replacing him has become an impossible task.
Commenting on the same while working on the sequel for Black Panther, Shuri actress Letitia Wright commented on the absence of Chadwick Boseman, she stated:
“It wasn’t as easy as you know probably looks on the outside. It was many days of just trying to pinch ourselves like, ‘Are we really doing this? Are we really continuing on without bro [Chadwick]?’ But, we came together…..”
Rumors of Michael B. Jordan returning in some capacity, as well as T’Challa’s sister Shuri becoming the next Black Panther, have been considered. Since the movie was such a big success, it’s obvious Marvel wouldn’t let such a profitable franchise go.
Is Shuri the next Black Panther?
Since the sequel to Black Panther was declared, fans have intensely speculated who will be the replacement. With Marvel taking a more inclusive approach, it’s possible for them to allow a female to take up the role.
When several outlets asked the same question to Letitia Wright at the San Diego Comic-Con, she asked them to wait for the movie to come out. When asked by MTV News she stated:
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, but November 11th, you get your ticket.”
Many fans expect Shuri to be the next Black Panther as she already has immense knowledge about the suit to create a new one. Also, she’s also next in line to don the suit because of her royal lineage.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be in theaters on Friday, November 11.
Source: The Direct