Wakanda Forever's First Trailer Teases a New Black Panther


It's amazing how Marvel Studios is still keeping the sequel a secret, even in the brand-new trailer for Black Panther 2, which arrives in less than a month. Though it's still unknown who the new Black Panther will be, the most recent trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gives us the best look at the movie so far. The trailer gives viewers a better understanding of how Wakanda is coping with the passing of King T'Challa, who is slated to play the villain in this new release and who will don the Black Panther mask after him.

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T'Challa, who was portrayed by Chadwick Boseman until his death in 2020, is honored at the beginning of the two-minute trailer. Wakandans wear white in remembrance of Boseman, and a building bears a mural of his face. But with T'Challa's passing, Wakanda has "lost their protector," as Angela Bassett's Queen Ramonda quips, and some are undoubtedly profiting from that. We also get to meet Namor, who his people refer to as "the feather serpent god" and who rules the underwater nation of Talocan.

However, it appears that the main antagonist of the sequel will be Namor, played by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta. Fortunately, Wakanda has some defenders on its side. Along with Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, and Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong'o is back for the sequel. Both Dominique Thorne, who plays Riri Williams AKA Iron Heart, will have her own Disney series next year, and Michaela Coel will be making their Marvel debuts in Wakanda Forever.

Most significantly, the Black Panther will continue to exist. Although we are unable to guess who will don the armor in T'Challa's absence, but from the trailer, we can depict that it will be a woman. Although, guesses have been made that Shuri, Letita Wright's brilliant younger sister who plays T'Challa, will be the one to assume responsibility. There is precedent for this succession because Shuri does, at one point, take over the role when T'Challa is hurt. However, it's likely that all these are assumptions and non can predict the exact reality of this until the film opens in theaters on November 11th.