Black Panther: Wakanda Forever teaser hints at the pain and loss we know is coming

Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..L to R: Ayo (Florence Kasumba), Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and Shuri (Leititia Wright)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018
Marvel Studios' BLACK PANTHER..L to R: Ayo (Florence Kasumba), Ramonda (Angela Bassett) and Shuri (Leititia Wright)..Ph: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018 /

At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel has gone all out with their Hall H presentation. And that includes giving us a lot to look forward to, such as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Of course, while we are looking forward to both projects, it is definitely the Black Panther sequel that has us all in our feels. With the perfect music to act as a soundtrack for this trailer, we get a teaser that tells us nothing, while also laying out the perfect approach to telling the story of Wakanda and the Black Panther now that Chadwick Boseman is gone.

Since the tragic death of Boseman, we have been wondering how Marvel would honor the man who brought T’Challa/Black Panther to life while continuing the story of this particular superhero. But just like in the comics, the mantle of a superhero doesn’t have to die with the person that originally brought it to life.

Marvel teases the return of Wakanda with an emotional trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Just like we are about to have a new Captain America, in this case, we are about to have a new Black Panther. We may not know how this will happen just yet, but we know that it will. And, thanks to spoilers and teasers, we know that it will be T’Challa’s sister.

While this teaser really didn’t dive into what we can expect, it truly represented the pain and anguish of loss. It also gave us the beauty of life and community that we expect from the people of Wakanda. And perhaps the greatest scene in this teaser came when Queen Ramonda made it clear that she has not only sacrificed so much but has truly lost most of her family for the world. She has lost so much and yet she continues to be a leader for her people. She is a queen and Angela Bassett proves that at every turn.

Without ever saying a word, we also saw Shuri bringing the depth of emotion that can only come from a woman who has lost so much, but who knows that she still has to step up and be a leader. We are expecting Shuri to take up the mantle of the Black Panther and while they didn’t show that to us in the teaser, we are thankful for that, because it needs to mean more than just being a way to tease people into the theater.

This teaser was brilliant, emotional, and impactful. But don’t take my word for it, watch it for yourself. Check out the trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever here:

What did you think of this teaser from Marvel? Are you excited about the return of Black Panther? Do you feel they made the right choice by not giving much away? We want to know what you think in the comments below.

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