A new Black Panther: Wakanda Forever video highlights the film’s distinctive design intersection of historical callbacks and contemporary influences in honor of costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s Oscar nomination. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which concludes Phase 4 of the MCU, is once more helmed by Ryan Coogler. The sequel follows Shuri (Letitia Wright), who is battling Namor and trying to deal with her grief after King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) dies (Tenoch Huerta). As was revealed earlier this week, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever received a number of Academy Award nominations, including Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Supporting Actress for Angela Bassett, and Best Supporting Actress.

The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever costumes, including those of Shuri, Namor, M’Baku, and others, were created behind the scenes in a new video that was released by Marvel Entertainment to commemorate Carter’s nomination for costume design.

The video, which includes interviews with Carter, Wright, Bassett, Coogler, and Lupita Nyong’o, describes how Carter drew inspiration for the Wakandans’ and Talokanil’s respective costumes from historical African and Mexican designs. Carter goes above and beyond, of course, by giving these historical references a contemporary or even futuristic twist to make them work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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The new Black Panther suit’s design was one of the most significant costumes in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that stood out right away in the movie’s debut trailer. Shuri is initially hesitant to assume the role of the Wakandan hero after T’Challa dies, but by the end of the movie, she has fully embraced it and is sporting a stylish new outfit. The main theme of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is Shuri learning to accept her grief over her brother’s passing rather than turning those emotions into rage, and the film ends with Wright’s character fully embracing her sorrow and pain. It’s now possible to learn more about Shuri as a superhero, even though she will always carry her brother with her.

In addition to receiving high marks from critics, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also did well at the box office, amassing over $837 million to date. Black Panther 3 is now much more likely thanks to this impressive showing. If a third film is approved, it might have Shuri play a more experienced version of the Wakandan hero, perhaps more like T’Challa in the 2018 original movie. A third film could also examine the dynamic between those two characters and any potential conflict that develops between them, especially in light of the fact that Winston Duke’s M’Baku appeared to become the King of Wakanda at the conclusion of the most recent sequel.

Although Shuri’s upcoming MCU appearance has yet to be confirmed, it is almost certain that she will show up in Avengers: The Kang Dynasty in 2025 to battle Jonathan Majors’ Kang. Her participation in Avengers: Secret Wars in 2026, a movie that is still largely shrouded in mystery, is also essentially a lock given her new role as the Black Panther. Shuri will probably appear in a post-credit scene or a Disney+ show at some point during Phase 5 in addition to her potential new role as an Avenger to further establish her standing as an important character in the MCU after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Source: Marvel Entertainment