One of the most anticipated and emotional outings for the MCU, perhaps ever, will be Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie, of course, must contend with the loss of Chadwick Boseman in our universe and the loss of the great King T’Challa in the world of the MCU. Two incredibly powerful griefs, as both actor and character are beloved. But Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s trailer also reminds us we will see tremendous action and evolving characters in Wakanda Forever, in addition to the moving narrative we are sure to experience. The first trailer for Black Panther 2 revealed Namor to us, along with glimpses at Ironheart and the new Black Panther, and now the most recent Wakanda Forever trailer brings them all into sharp focus.
In the Black Panther 2 trailer, we get a better look at the mighty Namor as he flies through the sky with his winged ankles. M’Baku reveals to us that his people, the people of Talokan, call him the “Feather Serpent God.” This indicates to us he likely has joined the MCU’s pantheon of gods in some way.
Joyously, we also get to see Riri Williams, otherwise known as Ironheart, take to the air in her Ironheart suit, whooping as she sails into the sky. And, of course, we get a good hard look at our new Black Panther. Although Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s trailer doesn’t reveal who wears it, the wearer appears to be a woman. Squinting at the silhouette, it seems quite likely the new Black Panther is Princess Shuri herself, but the MCU has surprised us before.
The release for Black Panther 2‘s trailer reminds us more about the story:
In the film, 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.Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of Talokan, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
Tickets for Black Panther 2 are now on sale, Wakanda Forever releases in theaters on November 11.