Since the announcement that it would be coming out later this year, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The film has finally been released, and many people are curious about how it deals with Chadwick Boseman’s legacy while still attempting to further the plot of Wakanda.
The lengthy running time of the sequel, in addition to its vast cast of comic book characters that includes Shuri, Queen Ramonda, Namor, and several surprise allies and antagonists, provides plenty of time for several different plots and intense battle scenes; however, here is where each of these scenarios leaves our characters in the end.
The role of Black Panther is taken up by Shuri
Namor, a strong Marvel figure, is the head of an undersea culture that has been gifted with vibranium, much as Wakanda possesses. This is one of the early moments in the movie, and it introduces us to the character. Namor, who makes it clear that he is a mutant, initially approaches the Wakandans as a testy potential ally. However, he eventually reveals that he wants to exact revenge on the surface world for the way that they drove his people underwater and now threaten them with their desire for vibranium. He does this because Namor believes that the surface world is responsible for his people’s plight.
This puts him in conflict with the chic Shuri, who is trying to find a peaceful path ahead and prevent Namor from murdering Riri Williams, the girl genius who built the only machine that is capable of detecting vibration. Shuri wants to find a way to go forward without killing Riri Williams. Shuri makes a solemn oath that she would exact vengeance on Namor when the latter leads an invasion of Wakanda and causes the death of Queen Ramonda to avenge a murder that Nakia committed to protect Shuri from Namor.
Shuri was given a present by Namor that allowed her to reproduce the heart-shaped plant that bestows the Black Panther‘s strength, and thanks to this gift, she was able to do so. She consumes the plant, but as she arrives in the ancestral world, she finds that Erik Killmonger is already waiting for her there. She wishes to revenge the loss of her mother by working for the complete and utter destruction of Namor. She is motivated to do this not by the bravery of her family but by his hate.
It is revealed what will happen to Namor, as well as what the future holds for Wakanda: Black Panther
Shuri, who now has the abilities of the Black Panther, makes use of those talents to ensnare Namor in a trap that she has set. Shuri succeeds in luring Namor to a nearby desolate island while the Wakandans and Namor’s army are engaged in an epic battle across the water. She is certain that she will get the retribution that she is looking for. Their battle is vicious and gory, with Shuri cutting off one of Namor’s winged feet, to stop Namor from flying, and Namor stabbing Shuri in the stomach with his spear.
Shuri can locate and explode a bomb near Namor, rendering him unable to fight and sending the powerful monarch of the oceans to his knees. However, just as she is about to deal the deadly blow to Namor, she falters, and at that moment, she is visited by her mother, who admonishes her to do the honourable thing and refrain from killing. Instead, she demonstrates compassion for Namor and assures him that Wakanda would be there for his people whenever they need assistance.
Shuri saves the villain Namor’s life, enabling Okoye to free Everett Ross from prison in exchange for the assistance he offered to the Wakandans. Okoye also helps Riri return to the United States. After that, Shuri goes to Haiti to visit Nakia. During her time there, she is allowed to replicate a ritual that she and her mother participated in at the beginning of the movie, and during this time, we see images of King T’Challa flash through her head.
At that precise moment, it is very evident that Shuri is finally and completely grieving the death of her brother, and she has a profound comprehension of what her mother said to her. Even if her brother is not physically here in this world anymore, she is not without him. Letitia Wright gives a magnificent performance, and a heartfelt homage to Chadwick Boseman’s legacy as the role is a beautiful and meaningful memorial to Chadwick Boseman.
Is there a scene after the credits have finished?
You bet! Keep in mind that this is a Marvel movie in the end. After the wistful song “Lift Me” by Rihanna is played over the cast credits, the film then returns to the beach in Haiti.
After the extended sequence that takes place during the credits, we get even more information regarding the legacy that T’Challa has left behind. At the beach, Nakia reveals a small boy to everyone as her kid with T’Challa. She says that he is their son. She took him with her when she left Wakanda so that he might grow up free from the burdens of being king. Shuri finds out that Nakia’s kid has also been reared in the customs of her people, the Wakandans, and that his Wakandan name is T’Challa, much like hers.
Even though her brother and mother have passed away, Shuri still has reason to be optimistic about the future. Not only is she the current Black Panther, but her nephew is also in line to take over the mantle someday, and he appears to be ready to honour the memory and spirit of her family’s heroic legacy.
Black Panther Trailer and Release date
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is released on November 11, 2022.