Black Panther: Wakanda Forever honors Chadwick Boseman’s legacy

The new Black Panther movie, Wakanda Forever, came out November 11, Veterans Day. The movie is two hours and 41 minutes long, and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira and new cast member, Dominique Thorne.

The plot follows Shuri, Princess of Wakanda, as she faces life without her brother T’Challa (the Black Panther). The beginning of the movie starts out with T’Challa’s character dying from an illness. Chadwick Bosman, who played T’Challa, passed away from colon cancer in August of 2020. 

In the movie, we are introduced to a new species of human-like people who live in an underwater city called Talokan. These sea-people aren’t aliens from a different planet, they originated from Mesoamerica in the 1500s. We find out that the sea-people are the only other nation to have a source of vibranium, besides Wakanda. Wakanda ends up fighting the nation of sea-people, led by a god-like villain named Namor, to help prevent a world war that Namor’s people want to start. 

Although this movie was really long, it kept me entertained the whole time and even threw in a few plot twists that I wasn’t expecting. My favorite part of the movie was when we get to see the new Black Panther emerge. I won’t say who it is, although I think many already have a good guess. I definitely think the new Black Panther is a good fit. This movie left me feeling emotional at times too, notably at the very beginning and the very end of the film. The ending scene was done beautifully in my opinion, and was a nice tribute to Chadwick Boseman. The Black Panther is my favorite marvel superhero and I think that this movie was a worthy sequel to the last one. I decided to give it a ⅘ though, since I think the first movie with Chadwick Boseman  will always be the best. 

Also, make sure to watch the extra scene that marvel movies always have after the credits roll! This after scene is an important addition to the future of The Black Panther, and I was totally not expecting it.