Merch Leak Seemingly Confirms Who Will Be the Next MCU Black Panther

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Chadwick Boseman as T'Chall (left) and Letitia Wright as Shuri (right)

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Marvel wastes no time with merchandise for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) which may have accidentally confirmed who is the next Black Panther.


King T'Challa mural in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
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After Chadwick Boseman passed away, fans were devastated, and the general question was asked. Who will be the next Black Panther? Some fans demanded that Marvel recast Boseman and get a new actor to play T’Challa.

Others thought that Leticia Wright might end up taking on the mantle. After seeing the teaser trailer for Black Panther 2, it’s clear that someone will take on the suit. While the movie hides who it can be, LEGO may have released their previews for upcoming MCU LEGO sets too early.

Namor walking towards the shore
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Merchandise always spoils the movie’s details, but Black Panther 2 has already confirmed a few very important details in the trailer. Namor and the Atlanteans will have a major role in the movie. Wakanda and Atlantis will go to war. Dominque Thorne’s Ironheart will be in the movie.

The only things fans don’t know are whether or not Doctor Doom will appear in the movie and the identity of the Black Panther. While Doom didn’t appear in the LEGO sets, fans believe that one of the LEGO sets, ‘76213 King Namor’s Throne Room’ has a Minifigure of Shuri wearing what fans believe to be the Black Panther suit:

King Namor LEGO Set
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Here’s a look at the suit in the trailer for comparison:

Letitia Wright as Black Panther (left)
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Fans can tell that the legs and feet have very similar gold tracings. The two suits are likely the same. That doesn’t mean that Shuri will be the only Black Panther in the movie. Some fans believe that Wakanda Forever could show fans several characters like M’Baku and Queen Ramonda possibly taking on the mantle.

Hopefully, fans will learn more about the movie over the next couple of months, but more merchandise will likely continue to show Shuri in the suit as the movie gets closer to release.

More on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Tenoch Huerta as Namor
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Here’s an official synopsis for the movie:

In Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

Altanteans on a bridge
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Do you think Shuri will be the new Black Panther after seeing the LEGO set? Let us know what you think!

Phase Four might be coming to a close, but MCU fans have a lot to look forward to with Phase Five and Phase Six. On Disney+, you can watch Moon Knight, Ms. Marvel, and She-Hulk on August 17. For movies, Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ with  Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters, and of course, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is released on November 11.

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