Marvel’s next surefire blockbuster, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, won’t hit theaters until the fall, but the hotly-anticipated sequel already has fans excited. Despite having to deal with the loss of franchise lead Chadwick Boseman, the movie will introduce the classic Marvel character Namor the Submariner, as well as advance the stories of some key players like Shuri, M’Baku, and Nakia.
As with the first Black Panther movie, the world of Wakanda Forever is colorful and vibrant, with many interesting costume designs. Especially where some of the film’s main characters are concerned. Check out the new looks for Shuri, Okoye, Nakia, Namor, and Everett Ross below.
Return to the MCU’s Wakanda in November
As mentioned above, the nation of Wakanda is a very picturesque locale in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With open fields, futuristic buildings, and expansive mountain ranges. Of course, most of that is accomplished through the magic of CGI, but what isn’t done digitally is the costuming.
As clearly evidenced above, the outfits in these movies are bright and colorful, which is probably intended to illustrate the prosperity that Wakanda enjoys. It’s the most technologically-advanced nation on the MCU’s Earth, after all.
Chadwick Boseman being gone does cast a certain shadow over Black Panther 2. In Marvel’s eyes, the actor could never be replaced and they have moved on without him, both in real life and in-universe.
The studio is keeping official confirmation of the next Black Panther’s identity somewhat close to the vest, but just going off the trailer alone, it seems very likely that it is Shuri who will carry on in her late brother’s role as Wakanda’s protector. Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will arrive in theaters on November 17.