The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cast took the stage to reveal the first trailer during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Emotions were heightened since this was the first public release of Black Panther footage since Chadwick Boseman’s terrible death in 2020.
The usage of Kendrick Lamar’s “Fine” seemed especially appropriate, assuring the cast, crew, and fans that “We gon’ be alright.”
Following Boseman’s death, many wondered how Marvel would continue the Black Panther series without him, if it would continue at all. However, as time passed, it became clear that Marvel and filmmaker Ryan Coogler will continue the tale they started in 2018.
Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, will be the first significant aquatic character to appear in the MCU. It will also directly expand on the evolution of Wakanda, which was first featured in Captain America: Civil War in 2016.
T’Challa’s destiny has finally been established six years after his entrance to the MCU, and another secret aspect from the first teaser has been disclosed.
T’Challa Helmet Spotted in Black Panther 2 Trailer
While most viewers were distracted by a unique form of the Marvel Studios emblem during the launch trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a vital moment may have been overlooked.
T’Challa’s mother Romanda (Angela Bassett) is wearing all white and strolling behind Shuri (Letitia Wright), who is clutching the famous Black Panther helmet, as originally seen by Twitter user ShadyK54.
This is further proof that T’Challa died after the events of Avengers: Endgame, implying that this scene is a funeral or tribute for the fallen hero.
Here’s a closer look at the intricate Wakandan helmet, which looks to be the Captain America: Civil War version rather than the modified mask shown in following flicks.
T’Challa’s Life Is Being Celebrated
Following the death of Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler and the creative team at Marvel Studios have opted not to replace T’Challa. Instead, Wakanda Forever will be about mourning T’Challa’s death, celebrating his life, and passing on the Black Panther mantle.
It’s unknown how the film will canonically explain how T’Challa died after Avengers: Endgame, but it’s apparent this is the path it’s taking.
The first trailer confronted it front on, with a mural of Boseman as T’Challa, close-ups of Shuri crying, and Ramonda declaring, “I am queen of the most powerful country in the world, and my whole family has been taken.”
This method will very certainly be a major story point, requiring other characters, such as Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, and Winston Duke’s M’Baku, to step up.
When Marvel fans go to theaters beginning November 11 for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there may not be many dry tears.