Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s post-credits scene brings in a surprising new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER AHEAD!
Leading up to the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it was speculated and rumored that the film’s post-credits scene would finally introduce Doctor Doom. However, during the Wakanda Forever press tour, director Ryan Coogler and producer Nate Moore both said that the iconic Fantastic Four villain was never going to appear in the sequel.
Still, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever does have one post-credits scene, which essentially serves as the end of the film. The scene continues after Shuri burns her dress from T’Challa’s funeral in Haiti. Shuri is later joined by Nakia, who introduces a young boy around six years old. The young boy and Shuri have a conversation before it’s ultimately revealed that he is the son of Nakia and T’Challa, and also carries his late father’s name. This reveal confirms a plot point originally reported by the Cosmic Circus last year.
During the sequence, Nakia also reveals that Queen Ramonda knew of T’Challa’s secret son and even met him before she died. Nakia was absent during the events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, probably because she was busy raising her son in Haiti during The Blip. In the comics, T’Challa and Storm have a child named Azari.
Marvel Studios has made it clear that they will not recast the role of T’Challa in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s death. However, it seems his legacy will continue through his son. Shuri might’ve suited up as Black Panther in the sequel, but it’s safe to say T’Challa’s son will take over the mantle once he’s old enough, along with the Wakandian throne M’Baku takes on at the end of the film.
Disney’s official synopsis for the film reads as follows: “In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
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