Since the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, who played the MCU’s King T’Challa and Black Panther series star, speculations and conjecture have been rife. For more than two years, fans have been attempting to figure out who would take over as Wakanda’s guardian after Boseman sadly departed away.
Could that be M’Baku, who previously put out a claim to the throne of Wakanda? Or maybe Nakia, carrying on the Black Panther heritage in memory of her deceased love?
The most recent Black Panther: Wakanda Forever video featured a hero who clearly identified as female donning the vibranium suit, leading many to reaffirm their prediction that Shuri, T’Challa’s younger sister, may take the role.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia, responded to the widespread rumours that Shuri may assume the role of the Black Panther in an interview with Elle: We enjoy speculating.
Co-star Danai Gurira said, “They’re not getting it all right!” before Nyong’o retorted, “No, they haven’t guessed it at all.”
Could it be that Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, is not the one who will succeed her late brother to the title? Alternatively, might the film contain more than one Black Panther?