Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is just a week away from its worldwide release and as the film’s release nears speculation and the press all the cast are doing is giving a lot of glimpses of what fans can expect from the film.
The film will be set after the events of Avengers: Endgame and will feature the death of Chadwick Boseman’s character T’Challa, a decision Marvel made after Chadwick’s death in 2020 because they didn’t want to recast the role.
As such, all of the characters appearing in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will have undergone a ton of changes, and that’s exactly what Lupita Nyong’o talked about in her recent interview with Screen Rant. Nyong’o said that after Avengers: Endgame’s 5 years of fading away half the world’s population and the death of T’Challa, her character Nakia has grown a lot and a mature version of her in black graces the screen becomes Panther: Wakanda forever. Here is her full quote from the interview:
“I think the circumstances of what happened in the world [have changed]. The last time we saw Nakia was before The Blip and of course before she lost the love of her life, T’Challa. And these things, these world events and this personal loss have affected and changed her.
We meet a mature Nakia whose priorities have shifted and sharpened. But the one thing that hasn’t changed? She’s the one you want to call when you’re in trouble.”
The character Nakia will be the focus of the film as she was the love interest of T’Challa from the first Black Panther film.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theaters around the world on November 11th, concluding Marvel’s 4th phase of content. The fans are incredibly excited and predictions are that the film will be as successful as its predecessor.