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‘Wakanda Forever’ Writer Says M’Baku & Nakia Were Considered As Black Panther Replacements

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been a worldwide hit and moviegoers have found out that Letitia Wright’s Shuri is the new Black Panther.

The writers of the sequel are opening up about what other characters they thought of to assume the role of the superhero following Chadwick Boseman’s death. “We would kick around the ideas, and try to extrapolate where the story goes and what’s the most impactful choice — what’s the best journey?” screenwriter Joe Robert Cole told Rolling Stone. “And where do you go after the film in terms of those characters.

M’Baku certainly was someone that got kicked around a little bit.” Cole explained that going with Shuri was an easier road as the character does become the new Black Panther in the Marvel comic books. “Shuri is Black Panther and there’s a natural organicness, I guess is the best way to say it, to her becoming Panther.

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