Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, what the post-credits scene means

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, what the post-credits scene means

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ATTENTION: spoiler on the ending of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

In these days, fans of Marvel films are heading en masse to the cinema to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the new chapter in the Black Panther saga that will close the fourth phase of this Cinematic Universe on the cinema side (the last title of this phase, in reality, will be the Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas special coming to Disney + on November 25). Spectators will witness with great emotion this new adventure which is also a dutiful homage to Chadwick Boseman, the protagonist who passed away in the summer of 2020. While the surviving characters, such as Ramonda, Shuri and Okoye, have to deal with his legacy and with the his absence, the world of Wakanda carries forward its destiny and above all builds, at least in part, the future of the Marvel universe.

Obviously, as many expect, Wakanda Forever will also reserve some surprises after the final scenes (but if of course you haven't seen the movie yet, stop here!). First of all, the first revelation that comes after the credits and is summarized in a single sentence: "Black Panther will return", we read on the screen to emphasize the fact that the new Black Panther, which is established in the course of this story, will return in new adventures and will still be central to development in the next stages of this film series (for now, no Black Panther 3 has been officially announced, but we will probably see the character in the two Avengers scheduled for 2025-26 or earlier in some other title).

Even more significant, however, is the additional scene we see before the lights come back on: it's not exactly a post-credits scene (so you don't have to wait until the end of the credits) but rather a mid-credits scene, which therefore ranks among the first animated credits and then the most classic plank of cast and crew. As already anticipated by both director Ryan Coogler and executive producer Nate Moore, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is too emotional and important in terms of Boseman memory to contain the usual Marvel post-credits that anticipate future films or even contain scenes. funny ones that play down.

Instead we opt for a scene that continues the poignant vein of many other moments in the film: after having concluded his fight with Namor, in fact, Shuri leaves Wakanda - it is not known if temporarily and for always - and goes to Haiti where Nakia, her brother's lover, is, a little to close the circle; on an enchanting beach illuminated by a clear sun, the girl decides to leave the painful past behind her and to burn her funeral tunic, as her mother Ramonda had also suggested.

It is an extremely intense moment, crowned by the arrival of Nakia who introduces Shuri to a child named Toussaint: it is the same child, however, who claims to have a Wakandian name, namely T'Challa. We thus learn that the late king had had a child with Nakia but with her he had decided to make him grow away from the hype and not to let him attend her funeral. A scene really full of emotion that perhaps tells us nothing about the future of Marvel but closes a chapter with great emotion.