‘Wakanda Forever’ LEGO Set Appears To Unmask The MCU’s New Black Panther

Did LEGO just confirm who's taking over as the Black Panther?

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A Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tie-in LEGO set may have revealed the identity of Marvel’s new Black Panther in the upcoming film.

Following the tragic passing of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman, Marvel Studios made the decision not to recast his character in the MCU. Instead, the Black Panther sequel will focus on the other inhabitants of Wakanda, with someone else set to take on the mantle of the Black Panther.

The new Black Panther’s identity is yet to be officially revealed, but a newly announced Marvel LEGO set may have let the cat out of the bag.

Is This Marvel’s New Black Panther?

A new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever LEGO set called “Shuri’s Sunbird” includes a minifigure of Shuri donning the Black Panther suit, apparently confirming Letitia Wright’s character will be taking over the mantle from Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa.

The set also includes Nakia, while previously revealed Wakanda Forever sets have included Shuri in the Black Panther suit alongside M’Baku and Okoye. This would appear to rule out all the other potential candidates for the Black Panther mantle, as they have all been featured alongside Shuri in these sets, where only she has been seen in the suit.

Check out the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever LEGO set in the image below:

Shuri would be the natural successor to the mantle of Black Panther following the death of her brother. T’Challa had no children, making her the next heir to the throne of Wakanda. While her mother Ramonda will be serving as Queen in Wakanda Forever, Shuri would be the right age to take over as Wakanda’s Black Panther.

Here is the synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:

“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, the film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the Marvel sequel, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: LEGO