Wakanda fans together forever


Continuing a movie after the main actor passed was not something Marvel fans expected. When Chadwick Boseman passed away in 2020 after a four-year battle against colon cancer. The entirety of the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had Boseman’s presence, the audience could feel that he was laced into this story he once made whole. 

The sequel starts off with the tragic news of Wakanda losing their King, T’Challa. Shuri (Letitia Wright) struggles with the news of her brother’s passing as the Queen of Wakanda, Ramonda (Angela Bassett), goes to a meeting where she addresses the situation of Vibranium.

The movie follows Shuri’s struggle with losing her brother and king, and how she overcomes tensions involving Wakanda. As she figures out where she stands, she is met with struggles that have her rushing rather than taking it slow. The continuation of her brother’s legacy is what pushes her to keep going and you see that in the movie. 

A feeling of respect and grief was displayed throughout the movie as the character Shuri and the  actress, Letitia Wright, struggle with the loss of her friend and co-star. 

I thought the storyline and how it was portrayed was sufficient in honoring Boseman, and continuing in a way Marvel fans respected and could engage in. Especially with the comedic participation of loved characters like Oyoke. 

Of course no one expected the movie to be bad. The first movie set any sequel up for success with the cast and characters being so loved by the Marvel fans. 

But the way that they included past scenes of Boseman, and how he and his character T’Challa were so loved and held in such high regard brought many of the audience to tears. 

The silent wind that was included with the scenes truly made the reality of the loss feel real. My favorite scene was when opening credits presented the Marvel logo, which makes the experience real. In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the scene also included the silence with the wind and the entire theater was silent. It was Marvel’s way of creating a moment of silence in honor of Boseman, which I really enjoyed. 

I would recommend this movie to anyone who watched Marvel and to anyone who wants to watch a powerful movie.