'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' trailer appears to confirm Letitia Wright's Shuri is the new Black Panther

A mural of T'Challa in the first teaser trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."
A mural of T'Challa in the first teaser trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."Marvel Studios
  • Marvel dropped a new trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" on Monday.

  • The trailer shows new characters Namor and Ironheart using their abilities.

  • It also appears to confirm Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, as the new Black Panther.

Letitia Wright's Shuri appears to have taken the mantle of Black Panther in a new trailer for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."

The sequel, which premieres November 11, follows the fictional nation of Wakanda after it loses its king, T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman), also known as Black Panther, and is attacked by a secret underwater nation.

The new trailer ends by showing a new version of the Black Panther suit, which many fans believe is being used by T'Challa's sister, Shuri. In the comics, Shuri does take on the mantle on multiple occasions.

Boseman, who played T'Challa originally, died on August 28, 2020, following treatment for colon cancer that he was diagnosed with four years earlier.

Last week, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige told Empire that they decided not to recast Boseman because it felt "much too soon."

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Coogler, the director, said that producers changed the plot of the movie to have T'Challa die after Boseman's death to help the cast and crew grieve.

"I started to come up with a film that had elements of the film that we had just finished writing, but also applied the themes that the people who were hurting just as much as me could actually perform and execute and come out on the other side whole," Coogler said.

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