Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Tenoch Huerta posed together as Shuri, Queen Ramonda and Namor respectively on the new cover, which refers to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Marvel’s “impossible film,” referencing the death of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman.
The cover sees Letitia Wright’s Shuri standing front and center, giving the Wakandan salute, possibly fuelling rumors that she is set to take over as the MCU’s new Black Panther.
Tenoch Huerta’s Namor stands alongside the Letitia Wright’s and Angela Bassett’s returning Wakandans in the new image, hailing the arrival of the MCU’s newest villain – or possibly, the MCU’s newest antihero.
Namor has traditionally walked the line between hero and villain in the comics. While he is generally a hero, his loyalty has always been to his Atlantean subjects first, which on occasion puts him at odds with surface-dwellers. In Wakanda Forever, his forces will be facing off against those of Wakanda.
Check out the new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever cover below:
<figure class="wp-block-embed is-type-rich is-provider-twitter wp-block-embed-twitter”/>Empire’s alternative subscriber cover features a collage recreation of Namor’s ceremonial headdress. The Aztec-inspired headdress speaks to the character’s reimagined backstory for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which casts him as leader of the underwater kingdom of Talocan, rather than Atlantis.
Here is the synopsis for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
“In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening World powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.”
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming movie and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s youtube channel for more original video content.
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