Marvel made a bold decision when they decided not to recast Chadwick Boseman’s role as T’Challa in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In doing so, they deviated from decades of comics (where T’Challa is still alive) and committed themselves to finding a new protagonist for arguably their biggest solo franchise after just one movie.
The first trailer for Wakanda Forever makes it very clear that there is a new Black Panther in the movie. But it doesn’t reveal who will inherit that mantle. Everyone seems to think it will be Shuri, who did become the Black Panther in Marvel Comics for a while. But she’s definitely not the only candidate — and in fact there are some big reasons why it can’t be her. So who else could it be? M’Baku? Ramonda? Or what about Erik Killmonger?
Trying to figure out the answer to this mystery is the subject of our latest Black Panther video, where we run down all the potential Panthers, and explore the reasons why they may or may not inherit the role. Watch it below:
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