Black Panther: Wakanda Forever found its way both to the theatres and to the audience’s hearts on November 11. Keeping the brilliant storyline and introduction of two powerful characters aside, the movie was an emotional ride. Wakanda Forever did everything right to pay tribute to the late actor, Chadwick Boseman. There might’ve only been a limited few who didn’t get teary-eyed in those moments.
The branches of the life of the beloved king of Wakanda, T’challa, followed the movie up until the mid-credits scene. The scene not only sends a positive shock around the theatre, but it also makes a promise about what’s to come in the future of the Black Panther franchise. Producer Nate Moore recently revealed that the mid-credits scene was planned very early on.
Nate Moore on Wakanda Forever’s Mid-Credits Scene
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s mid-credits scene proved quite emotional for most of the audience since it has to do with Wakanda’s now-deceased king. It shows Nakia calling out to a mourning Shuri. Nakia has a young boy standing with her who she claims to be Toussaint, her son, at first. It was later revealed that Toussaint was in fact called, T’Challa, after his father.
This mid-credits scene didn’t just play a part in adding an emotional aspect to the film. It also stirs the audience about what they should expect next from the story of Wakanda. As it turns out, the scene had been planned out quite some time ago, almost just after the passing of Chadwick Boseman.
In an interview with Collider, producer Nate Moore revealed that he knew “pretty early on” that that was the scene that was going to be shown in the mid-credits. He further added that the first draft of the Black Panther sequel itself had the scene written in it. In fact, the whole idea of the T’Challa’s child being introduced sometime in the movie was thought about even before Boseman’s passing.
“Pretty early on. I mean that was always the end of the movie pretty much since Chad’s passing. I think the first draft we got, had that in there. The notion of the character introduced in the scene actually pre-dated Chad’s passing, to be quite honest. But it was repurposed thematically after Chad passed.”
Moore beautifully stated that the introduction of T’Challa’s son posed as a “renewal after time of adversity,” which it did. There’s no way to tell what happens in the next adventure of the Wakandans. But one thing is for sure, they have a new member on their team now. It’s exciting to think about how Nakia and T’Challa’s son shapes the future of Wakanda.
No Post-Credits for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
When it comes to Marvel, the movies are known for having post-credits scenes and sometimes, both post and mid-credits scene. However, Wakanda Forever had just the mid-credits scene in the movie. Why? Well, Moore has an answer to that.
Moore denied the rumors that there was ever going to be a scene after the credits had finished rolling. He stated that that wasn’t the case, owing to what the movie represented, adding that “The subject matter of the film was such that it didn’t feel appropriate to have a stinger.”
He related the movie to Avengers: Endgame which was an emotional rollercoaster in itself, such that it didn’t require any post-credits scene at all. Moore does have a point. While most Marvel movies have hilarious tidbits at the end, Wakanda Forever was one such movie that didn’t require any. Everything that had to be said, was said in the movie itself.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently playing in theatres.