Warning: The next incorporates spoilers from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” director Ryan Coogler and others in control of shaping the franchise confront the dying of Chadwick Boseman head on by writing the dying of his “Black Panther” character, T’challa, into the sequel. With that call come questions unaddressed by the movie’s opening funeral sequence, although. Who will succeed him? What is going to occur to his onscreen legacy? And the way would possibly it’s formed by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s multiversal timeline?
“Wakanda Forever’s” credit scene holds, if not solutions, then no less than some clues.
On the finish of the movie, we see Letitia Wright’s Shuri in solitude on a seashore in Haiti, burning ceremonial robes to honor her late brother. She is within the Caribbean nation visiting Nakia (Lupita N’yongo), who approaches her with a younger boy — her son, Toussaint. A stunned Shuri is much more stunned when she is launched as an aunt, and advised by the kid that his actual title is Prince T’challa, son of King T’challa.
Some speculated this is able to occur. Some even tried to offer proof. However the revelation will probably be as a lot a shock to many followers as it’s to Shuri. Right here’s what all of it would possibly imply.
Toussaint/T’Challa additionally shares a reputation with a legendary real-life warrior. François-Dominique Toussaint Louverture was an ex-slave turned Haitian basic and the first chief of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), which succeeded in ending slavery within the former colony and ending French rule there, resulting in the institution of Haiti as an impartial nation.
‘Wakanda Forever’ incorporates a clue in regards to the timeline of his delivery. Earlier within the movie, Nakia tells Okoye (Danai Gurira) that she is sorry to not have joined them within the battle towards Thanos — and the 5 years between “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Endgame” would have been time for Prince T’Challa to succeed in his present age and measurement. Being pregnant with and elevating a younger future monarch in exile is loads of motive to not take dangers battling intergalactic creatures making an attempt to kill you.
There’s a comic-book backstory right here. There have been two youngsters of the Black Panther in Marvel Comics. The primary is Azari T’challa T’chacka Evan Duke, son of T’challa and Ororo Monroe, or Storm of the X-Males. Azari has the heightened senses and energy of his dad and the ability of electrokinesis (management of electrical energy) from his mother. Within the comics, he’s a part of a gaggle referred to as the Subsequent Avengers, alongside different little children of present Avengers. The duo’s different baby is Kymera, a mysterious daughter of Storm whose ties to the Black Panther/T’challa are much less absolutely outlined. That mentioned, she does have an enormous panther that glows in locations as a companion and enhanced senses and combating skills, so it’s not like she doesn’t take after her dad in any respect.
And a multiverse connection. Each youngsters are from alternate timelines (Earth-10943 for Azari and Earth-13729 for Kymera), which would appear to preclude any connection to their tales within the subsequent Black Panther story from the MCU. However with the flexibility to deliver a number of characters from differing realities collectively now effectively established — see “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” — nothing is off the desk.
What we do know is that with Shuri and Toussaint, the legacy of the Black Panther will dwell on.