While typically a Marvel staple, producer Nate Moore explains why Black Panther: Wakanda Forever contains only one mid-credits scene. In the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel, franchise stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman and Angela Bassett will return. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will also mark the MCU debut of Tenoch Huerta as the film’s antagonist, Namor, as well as Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, better known as Ironheart, and Michaela Coel as Wakandan warrior Aneka.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will see the titular fictional nation rocked by the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, and will be left without a protector and vulnerable to invading threats. One such power is that of Namor, the king of the underwater civilization known as Talokan, who seeks to conquer Wakanda, both for power and to protect his people after T’Challa’s revelation about Wakanda at the end of the original. Black Panther endanger the Talokan. Reflecting the real-life loss of Boseman in 2020, audiences were hesitantly tense for the sequel, wondering whether it would be able to continue both the franchise as a whole, as well as pay tribute to the late actor, but a producer behind Black Panther: Wakanda Forever says one aspect of the film was deliberately chosen for this.
While speaking with ComicBook.com to discuss the MCU sequel, Nate Moore opened up why Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has only one credits scene. The producer explained that it mostly came down to the tone of the film, the feeling that it would be “unfairfor their purpose with the film. See what Moore explained below:
Not this time. Obviously the weight of this movie is a little bit different, and the tone of this movie is a little bit different, and that was especially felt when people saw the movie. We found the ending a little poetic, that to then go back and say, “Hey, there’s a tag at the end of the credits,” felt a little insincere tonally of what we were doing. Like [Avengers] Endgame had no tag, this didn’t feel like a movie that needed it.
Black Panther 2 without a scene after the credits is perfect
much given Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it is expected to be a period of grief for both the general public, those in the film and the characters in the story, it is commendable that Moore and the Marvel team have chosen to stick to one credits scene for the film. As the Marvel exec points out, it wouldn’t be the first time in the MCU that a credits scene wasn’t created to set up a future project, be it for emotional purposes or for the project’s story in matter, with Avengers: Endgame leaving many viewers reeling from the losses of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, Chris Evans’ Captain America and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, all in one film. Some MCU projects have also used their ending credits sequences to give the audience a nice perk, more than setting up a big future arc, some of which Iron Man 3Therapy scene between Tony and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner and the original Black Panther shows Sebastian Stan’s Bucky recovering from his brainwashing in Wakanda with the help of Shuri.
It is interesting to note that it has been confirmed that there is one Black Panther: Wakanda Forever credits scene, Moore’s mention of wanting to end the film on a good poetic note would be a final, emotional tribute to Chadwick Boseman. The initial reactions are already glowing for the MCU sequel, with many already calling it the most emotional film yet in the franchise, raising expectations. Only time will tell if it can reach that high bar when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in theaters on November 11.
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