Black Panther star Winston Duke reveals M’Baku’s new role in Wakanda after surviving the snap in Avengers: Infinity War.
One of the biggest show-stealers in Black Panther was Winston Duke’s M’Baku. The leader of the Jabari tribe, the character, and his people lived in isolation from the rest of Wakanda. Eventually, he aids T’Challa in his battles against Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger and fought alongside him and the Avengers in Avengers: Infinity War.
A Bigger Role For M’Baku In The MCU
Dispite the last-minute heroic actions of characters like Scarlet Witch and Thor, Thanos was ultimately able to succeed in his plan to wipe out half of the life in the universe. Winston Duke’s M’Baku was one of those who were spared. While speaking to Comicbook.com, Duke opened up about the character, what he was doing in those five years, and having to catch up with the times:
“I think M’Baku is forced to catch up with the times. His role has changed. He survived The Snap, he is now a part of the Tribal Council so he’s more forward-facing and less insular. So he’s been forced to really be a part of the collective transparency. I think that’s a really cool thing for him and you get to see a whole new dynamic including him.”
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, Black Panther: 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.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming film and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.