Marvel confirms that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will feature a significant time jump as part of the fallout from T’Challa’s death in the MCU.
Marvel confirms a major time jump is taking place for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after T’Challa’s death. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has changed significantly with Black Panther‘s release in 2018, and the film’s incredible success prompted Marvel Studios to develop a sequel. Director Ryan Coogler returns for: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will be about T’Challa’s death in the MCU after Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death in real life. There’s been much speculation about how this will affect the sequel, including which character will take over the Black Panther mantle in T’Challa’s absence.
The story of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will deal with the fallout from T’Challa’s death, which has been confirmed in the trailers. And while the movie was very much made with Chadwick Boseman in mind, what happened to T’Challa is more of a springboard for what else is about to happen. The main plot revolves around Wakanda coming into conflict with Namor and his underwater kingdom, Talocan. This puts well-known heroes like Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and Nakia in a position to defend their lands against a massive threat, but this time without T’Challa’s help.
In a new press release from Disney and Marvel Studios shared by the directhave the studios now confirmed that there is a significant time jump to get started Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s story. The release includes a quote from Coogler about Ramonda’s mindset in the sequel, and he mentions that “It’s been a year since T’Challa passed away.” With the trailer seemingly showing T’Challa’s funeral, the comment references: Black Panther 2 make a time jump after this event, when the main story will seemingly unfold.
How Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Fits into the MCU Timeline
The confirmation of a time jump of a year Black Panther: Wakanda Forever provides some context for how the movie fits into the MCU timeline. The public last saw T’Challa alive at the end of Avengers: Endgamewhich will take place at the end of 2023. If T’Challa died shortly after returning from The Blip and fighting Thanos, then it looks like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever could take place by the end of 2024 at the earliest. But since there’s no mention of Wakanda’s king’s death in other MCU Phase 4 projects, it could mean his death won’t happen until the MCU’s “current” which is now 2025 pushes. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s events in 2026 possible.
The real placement of Black Panther 2 in the MCU timeline will likely only become apparent after the film’s release. Hopefully it’s easier to figure out than other Phase 4 titles, which have messed up the MCU timeline quite a bit. Given the lack of connections Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has for the larger franchise and other properties, there shouldn’t be many complicated factors involved in the placement.
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