Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
While the release has spurred debate on whether the movie was a proper send off to Late Chadwick Boseman or not, the plot was still really well crafted
A change from the incessant multiverse plots we have seen thus far in Phase 4, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever seeks to explore newer avenues within the same universe to expand the horizon of MCU.
The movie starts with T’Challa’s controversial death. He dies of an unmentioned heart related illness. This spurred a debate on Twitter on whether this was necessary or not. While some say recasting T’Challa should have been the way to go because it aligned with the comics, others think this was a proper sending off to late actor Chadwick Boseman.
As the plot thickens, we get to explore a whole new underwater world which– much like Wakanda– hides from the world. Talokan, the underwater world, is also rich in vibranium and its presence is unbeknownst to the rest of the world. Namor, the ruler of Talokan wants to wage an all out war against the rest of the world to keep the kingdom and the vibranium safe. Namor seeks help from Wakanda but, naturally, gets turned down. Enraged, Namor then launches an attack on Wakanda killing the queen and making Shuri the interim ruler.
Ultimately, as a final hope to combat Namor’s kingdom, Shuri imbibes the herb that makes her the new Black Panther. After one final war, Shuri defeats Namor and spares him on the condition that he leaves the upper world alone.
In a series of mournings, wars, character developments and new introductions, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a great addition to Phase 4 and will potentially open up new portals– literal and otherwise– for Marvel.