Originally, Wakanda Forever would have been a father and son story


Chadwick Boseman, Forever.

2020 marked the unfortunate death of Black Panther lead actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular superhero in multiple films throughout the MCU. Two years later, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released, with the script undergoing a significant change due to Boseman’s death.

Director Ryan Cooler found himself in an incredibly difficult situation filming during a pandemic and having to change his mind for the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther. Details of what the original script would have included have come to light through an interview Cooler attended with the New York Times.

Speaking to The New York Times, Coogler talks about how the sequel would have focused on T’Challa and his son, which was revealed in the end credits of Wakanda Forever during the events of The Blip, where Thanos was wiped out at the most of the universe. The film would have started with an animated sequence in which T’Challa’s son learns about his father and reveals that Nakia remarried after T’Challa’s five-year blipped disappearance.

After the opening sequence, the film would fast forward three years and become something of a “school vacation” title as T’Challa and his son would spend time together learning more about each other on a ritualistic journey. The film would still manage to keep the conflict as it was in the final version of the film, as the US and Talokan question Wakanda’s presence, despite focusing on the conflict from T’Challa’s son’s perspective would focus.

Despite being postponed due to unfortunate circumstances, the final version of Coogler’s script has made waves in the industry.

https://twinfinite.net/2022/12/black-panther-wakanda-forever-father-son-story/ Originally, Wakanda Forever would have been a father and son story

Isaiah Colbert

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