Black Panther: Marvel Cinematic Universes Will Never Be the Same After Wakanda Forever!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a game-changer for all of the above reasons and more, both immediately and in the long run. In light of this, let’s explore the most obvious ways the film can influence the direction the MCU takes in the future.
A New Black Panther Rises
The introduction of a new hero for Wakanda is perhaps the most overt way Black Panther: Wakanda Forever marks a paradigm change in the film. T Challa’s passing leaves the nation without its well-known guardian. Wakanda now has a monarch as a result of Ramonda becoming the Queen Mother, but the narrative is hampered by the absence of the nation’s strong protector. Wakanda is initially unable to crown a new Black Panther since Killmonger destroyed all of the heart-shaped herb in the first film, leaving no access to it. In the beginning, Shuri attempts to create a synthetic version of the plant in the hopes that it will prolong T Challa’s life, but he dies before she discovers the proper recipe. Her research continues, but until the final act of the film, she is unable to decipher the code.
By doing this, she gives Wakanda the chance to have a Black Panther once more and places the burden of defeating Namor on her own shoulders. Whether on purpose or not, the protracted process of developing the new herb parallels the grief process. If Shuri had been able to create the herb immediately following T Challa’s demise, it wouldn’t have felt right. Instead, it seems right that it took so long since this period of time gave Shuri, Wakanda, and even the audience enough time to grieve for the slain hero.
The time is appropriate by the time she succeeds and dons the Black Panther outfit because everyone is unwillingly prepared to enter the new era. In addition to bearing the mantle in memory of her brother, she is the sole surviving original member of her family after Ramonda’s terrible death, though a new member is added in the mid-credits scene.
New World Order
On that note, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will result in a significant alteration in the geopolitical landscape of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
When some countries, including the United States, demand Wakanda to disclose its access to vibranium earlier in the movie, tensions start to grow. When mercenaries find the metal in the Atlantic Ocean, they attempt to seize some of it, which makes this fight a major plot point early in the film. Due to Namur’s fervent desire to protect both his nation and the water, this quest results in the battle with Atlantis. In the end, Namour almost declares war on Wakanda, and it takes Shuri’s elevation to the position of new Black Panther for him to be stopped. Others are on the horizon as this threat is dealt with.
Ironheart Breaks Out
The United States and other nations are shown in the film at various stages as possible enemies of Wakanda because of their desire for vibranium. Particularly noteworthy as a potential foe lurking in the shadows is Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who detains Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) for sharing crucial intelligence with the Wakandans. She at least makes it obvious that Wakanda is not one of her friends.
Future events, including Fontaine and Thaddeus Thunderbolt Ross’s impending return, could result in an all-out conflict between the United States and Wakanda, which has just begun its new administration. If so, the MCU may see a major shift because it would bring up again the issue of the Avengers’ political allegiances (or lack thereof), which gained considerable attention in Captain America: Civil War. Given how much has changed since then, this investigation could result in some exciting future advances.
Of course, the introduction of Riri Williams in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the most obvious results (Dominique Thorne). She immediately establishes herself as one of the most intelligent characters in the MCU when she designs a device that can detect vibranium, enabling other superpowers to look for a hitherto undiscovered resource. When Namor threatens to kill her and Shuri and Okoye take her to Wakanda, she is abruptly removed from her life at MIT. Riri naturally blends in with the highly developed culture, and she is crucial to Wakanda’s ability to defeat Namor’s men in the decisive conflict.
Fans also get to see Riri’s Iron heart Armour, and it’s obvious from that that she’ll be both following in Tony Stark’s footsteps and forging her own unique path. This pairing of two excursions promises to be an engaging experience. In her own Disney+ series, Ironheart, her heroic story is expected to continue. Although its premiere won’t happen right away, Riri’s introduction set the stage for her to become one of the MCU’s most outstanding legacy heroines.
Although this objective is at the centre of the film, Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveris much more than a tribute to a beloved character and person who passed away far too soon. Beyond that, the movie explores Wakanda’s forcibly altered status quo and takes the nation on a wild voyage that borders on disaster. Finally, after narrowly escaping annihilation, everyone makes it out alive, led by Shuri. Now that they have a new ruler in charge and a new guardian looking out for them, the citizens of Wakanda may finally move on and continue to uphold T Challa’s legacy.
In the larger scheme of things, Shuri and Riri will probably play significant roles in the future, and the possibility of rising tensions between the US and Wakanda has the power to upset the MCU.