Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has just recently arrived in theaters, but it is already smashing box office records.
Wakanda Forever had a huge opening weekend and is being highly received by reviewers and fans alike. The film has showed viewers what Marvel Studios did with the Black Panther mantle after they elected not to recast the part of T’Challa.
One cast member feels that, despite the studio’s decision not to replace the character this time owing to Chadwick Boseman’s death, they will do it in the future.
Winston Duke who plays M’Baku, recently stated why he expects the character will be replaced in a recent interview with Esquire.
“There’s no way they’ll never remake Black Panther in the future,” Duke told the magazine. “There’s no way that the saga and interpretation of T’Challa, King of Wakanda, will end. He is canon. So trust that it’ll come. But allow [Black Panther: Wakanda Forever] to be a human experience.”
Marvel Studios unveiled their plans for the next three years, with two new Avengers movies being announced. Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars will both make their way into theaters in 2025. One thing that wasn’t announced on the slate was a third Black Panther movie. Even though it’s all but guaranteed that fans will receive a third Black Panther movie, Marvel producer Nate Moore revealed during a recent interview that the studio and Ryan Coogler both want to see the fan response to the highly-anticipated sequel before agreeing to do a third film in the franchise.