Black Panther 2 sees major character ‘return’ after death


    Next year Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit cinemas. The Marvel movie will directly follow the events of the first Black Panther movie which starred Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, T’Challa, the King of Wakanda. Last year, in August 2020, Boseman died after suffering from colon cancer. It has now been reported his spot will be taken up by a previous member of the Black Panther movie family.

    Today it was reported Michael B Jordan will be returning to the series in Black Panther 2. (Via ScreenGeek)

    Fans will recall Jordan played Killmonger in the first movie, acting as the evil version of Boseman’s Black Panther superhero.

    After a thrilling battle between the two super-powered stars, Killmonger was killed by T’Challa, his cousin.

    Jordan will not be returning as Killmonger how you might think, however.

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    The nerd culture website reported: “Michael B Jordan will return as Killmonger in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – and he will be a mentor to a young hero.” The “young hero” in question will likely be the replacement for T’Challa – the next Black Panther in Wakanda. The website also revealed where the new Black Panther will be getting mentored by Killmonger. Their source said: “The return will take place in the Ancestral Plane.”

    The new Black Panther’s identity has not been revealed just yet, but rumour has it Letitia Wright could be taking up the mantle.

    Wright plays T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri, the next in line for the throne of Wakanda.

    Rumours that Shuri would take over from Boseman hit earlier this year after Hollywood insider Daniel Richtman posted some news about the movie.

    Richtman claimed: “I can confirm Shuri is the lead and Namor is the villain.”

    This news was followed by Black Panther boss Nate Moore speaking about the future of Boseman’s character.

    He confirmed Boseman would not be recast. Instead, an entirely new character and actor would take his place.

    He said: “I will say the chances that you see T’Challa in our – I’m not hedging my bets, I’m being quite honest – you will not see T’Challa in the MCU 616 universe. We couldn’t do it.”

    Black Panther Wakanda Forever hits cinemas on November 11, 2022, in the USA.

    Black Panther is available to watch on Disney Plus now.


    Published at Wed, 15 Dec 2021 11:59:40 +0000

    Black Panther 2 sees major character ‘return’ after death


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