Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the upcoming film from Marvel Studios and director Ryan Coogler. More information is released about the film as it will be the next cinematic release from Marvel Studios. In recent days we’ve seen leaks from the production including looks at Namor and what appears to be the Iron Heart armor. There are several reportedly leaked plot rumors circulating online with one being confirmed.
Rotten Tomatoes editor @ThatJacqueline is reporting that W’Kabi actor Daniel Kaluuya is not in the movie:
BREAKING NEWS: Fresh from my NOPE interview with Daniel Kaluuya he did not reprise his role in #BlackPanther2 due to his schedule conflicts w/ #NOPE!
It's official he's not in #BlackPantherWakandaForever
— 🍅Jacqueline🍅 (@THATJacqueline) July 13, 2022
In addition to this confirmation, we’re learning that some of the plot is possibly leaking online too. The rumors are that Shuri will become the new Black Panther using an artificial heart-shaped herb to gain powers.
In #BlackPantherWakandaForever Shuri creates an artificial flower to gain the powers of Black Panther and conquer the ancestral plane. She expects T'Challa but meets Killmonger, he helps her become the new Black Panther. Shuri creates her own Black Panther costume#MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/WBUYmW2BwM
— Marvel Updates (@marvel_updat3s) July 13, 2022
The news of Letitia Wright becoming her own version of Black Panther has precedence in the comics. Shuri became the Black Panther in the comics when T’Challa was exiled from Wakanda. As Black Panther Shuri operated as the Queen and protector of Wakanda while T’Challa became a King of the Dead. Both operated as Black Panther without issue until later when T’Challa regained his status as ruler of Wakanda. In light of Marvel confirming that they will not #RecastTchalla and will seemingly retire the character this is getting a reaction online.
I got a bad feeling about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever pic.twitter.com/1Y1Gaps1qm
— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) July 13, 2022
The film should've never been titled Black Panther Wakanda Forever. Black Panther is NOT in the film. Should've just titled it WAKADA FOREVER tbh.
— Jason (StarWind) (@EscaflowneClown) July 12, 2022
Black Panther 2 gonna be like pic.twitter.com/FFkKpEeeTg
— jonah 𓆏 (@mavortianX) July 4, 2022
How Can We Have 2 Different Thor's In One Movie But We Can't Have 2 Black Panther's In One Movie 🤦🏽♂️ pic.twitter.com/hE8P1uKguM
— Terrell Austin (@terrellaustin45) July 7, 2022
There are also some positive reactions to the news:
Ready to see these black girls friendship brought to life in Black Panther 2. Shuri and Riri better set it off together 🔥 pic.twitter.com/AogLkL6xd9
— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) July 5, 2022
All eyes are on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever moving forward. There are reports that Marvel will show the first trailer for the film at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.
That’s all I have for this one…