Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will set up the MCU’s Black Panther 3 superbly. Following the sudden death of Chadwick Boseman, the MCU’s Black Panther, the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther suffered some substantial alterations in production. It eventually offered a plot that highlighted the Wakandans’ mourning over the loss of their King and following Queen, as well as the emergence of the next Black Panther as Shuri creates a synthetic heart-shaped plant.
If Marvel Studios confirms Black Panther 3, Ryan Coogler has already said that a variety of ideas are in the works. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever not only changes the terrain of Wakanda, but it also adds new cultures and personalities. Namor, the king of the subaquatic city of Talokan and a mutant revealed in the MCU, is one such character. Wakanda Forever beautifully set up the MCU as a whole and Wakanda’s future, which may lead to the appearance of numerous highly anticipated characters in Black Panther 3 and beyond.
Shuri will return to the role of Black Panther in Black Panther 3.
Killmonger’s destruction of Shuri’s attempts to create a synthetic heart-shaped herb that would have enabled the Black Panther to return to Wakanda after T’Challa’s death was a major plot point in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The death of Shuri’s mother, Queen Ramonda, encouraged her to finish her work and bring the Black Panther back to Wakanda, but T’Challa’s death at the start of Wakanda Forever drove her to abandon her goal to create the herb. Shuri successfully grows her heart-shaped plant and uses it to become the new Black Panther, thanks to Namor’s gift of vibranium.
Shuri will probably return as the Black Panther in Black Panther 3, given that she is now taking her brother’s duty as Wakanda’s protector. It’s unknown who would take her position as the MCU’s Black Panther if she were to stand down; nevertheless, Black Panther 3 would surely see her donning the vibranium suit as the Black Panther, if only momentarily.
Prince T’Challa might have a significantly larger part in Black Panther 3.
T’Challa and Nakia had a child before Thanos destroyed Earth in Avengers: Infinity War, which surprised MCU viewers. However, the pair chose to raise the kid in Haiti rather than Wakanda, to avoid the monarchy’s pressure. Given that his son, Prince T’Challa, whose Haitian name is Toussaint, made his film debut in Wakanda Forever, Boseman’s legacy may live on. Prince T’Challa will surely feature in Black Panther 3 and may have a long and profitable career in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to rumours, Toussaint might appear in a future Youthful Avengers project, which has been teased throughout Phase 4 of the MCU with the debut of other youthful superheroes. Toussaint will most likely take up Shuri’s role as Black Panther in Black Panther 3, easing her of the great load while continuing his father’s legacy and fighting in his honour. Prince T’Challa will continue to play an important part in the MCU, but Black Panther 3 will very certainly be the film in which he experiences the most major character development.
The MCU’s Vibranium Arms Race Might Come to an End in Black Panther 3
The identity of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, first introduced in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+, was kept hidden until Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, when it was revealed that she had been recruiting antiheroes and reformed villains for the MCU’s Thunderbolts team.
This storyline will almost certainly be continued in Black Panther 3.
Because vibranium is the metal that makes up Captain America’s shield, it has always been an important part of the MCU. However, the films Black Panther and Wakanda Forever highlighted how many countries throughout the world covet vibranium for their own purposes. Riri Williams, better known as Ironheart, built a vibranium detector in Wakanda Forever that almost notified the US government about the location of Talokan under the ocean, indicating how close the US government came to deploying vibranium. Because Val has made it clear that the CIA wants vibranium, this will likely come to a head in Black Panther 3.
Doctor Doom Could Be Midnight Angels of Wakanda Forever in Black Panther 3
Okoye is removed from her leadership position in Wakanda’s Dora Milaje in Wakanda Forever after failing to free Williams from the United States and prevent Shuri from being captured by the Talokanil, leaving her no purpose to exist in the nation. However, Okoye and the newcomer Aneka take part in the final battle between the Wakandans and the Talokanil while donning armour developed by Shuri, giving them the nickname Midnight Angels. It’s exciting to see the Midnight Angels debut in Wakanda Forever since in Marvel Comics, they’re an elite division of the Dora Milaje who are stronger, faster, and more powerful than their sisters.
Given that two of Wakanda’s Midnight Angels, Okoye and Aneka, have already taken on their respective responsibilities, Black Panther 3 may be the perfect opportunity to introduce Doctor Doom as the major enemy. The Midnight Angels will have a big future after making their MCU debut in Wakanda Forever. This story would surely be consistent with Coogler’s drastic adjustments throughout the Black Panther films, and would be a fantastic reward for fans who wanted to see Victor Von Doom featured in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Black Panther 3 Will Introduce A New Wakandan Ruler.
Wakanda has had a tough few years: they lost their King, T’Chaka, during Captain America: Civil War; they lost T’Challa at the opening of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; and Queen Ramonda perished during Namor’s attack on Wakanda. Normally, Princess Shuri of Wakanda would assume the throne at this time, but she refused since she was more interested in wearing the Black Panther suit. She instead let M’Baku compete for the Wakandan throne. This might hint that M’Baku will take over the throne in Black Panther 3, however this is not certain.
The Border Tribe leader attempts to encourage Okoye to contend for the throne in a deleted scene from Wakanda Forever, which might pave the way for the next Midnight Angel to accede to the kingdom in Black Panther 3. Danai Gurira as a powerful and charming Queen would be a terrific growth for her character in the MCU.
Namor’s prophecy may be fulfilled in Black Panther 3.
At the end of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the Wakandans and the Talokanil forged a tentative alliance, with Shuri beating Namor in a hand-to-hand duel despite Namor being a formidable adversary. Namor foretold after the conflict that the surface world will eventually turn against Wakanda, requiring the African kingdom to seek help from the Talokanil in destroying them. If the weapons race over Wakanda’s vibranium continues, this prophesy in Black Panther 3 may come true.
Following the revelation of Val’s desire for vibranium in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, there is speculation that Val and the CIA may have formed the Thunderbolts in order to attack Wakanda and take the metal for themselves. This might lead to future MCU confrontations, with the Black Panther and Namor teaming together to take on other well-known MCU heroes. Ryan Coogler has a number of possibilities for the storyline of Black Panther 3, aided by some compelling and emotionally charged tales that have started to unfold in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.