Earlier this morning, a new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered, consuming social media with a wave of excitement.
But what’s so particular about this to have elicited the excitement it did? To answer that question, one would have to look back to when the very first Black Panther flick premiered. It snapped the attention of the world back then.
In fact, such was the impact of the flick that when one of its major characters, Chadwick Boseman, died of cancer, a memorialization of him became the most liked tweet ever. That might be in the past, all right. But Black Panther has already made its impact.
Now all eyes are on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. With a keen interest in who the new hero might be. Who could it be, then? Even before the unveiling of the trailers, speculations were rife on who might take that role.
It turned out those who had tossed their hat for Shuri had won the day already – or so the trailer suggests. She will be taking over from her brother. But then how she interprets the role and the reception to it remains to be seen.
Black Panther 2 will be released next month.