of necessity, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had to take some big leaps away from established ones Marvel continuity. Although he has taken a couple of sabbaticals from his role as Black Panther, T’Challa never died in Marvel’s comics, and he remains an active hero. The man who played T’Challa on screen, Chadwick Boseman, sadly passed away in 2020 after a battle with colon cancer.
Marvel could theoretically have recast the role and carried on as if nothing had happened, but instead chose to incorporate Boseman’s death into Wakanda forever‘s story, which takes place in the wake of King T’Challa’s death, and follows his family (primarily Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda) as they try to guide Wakanda through a potential war with Namor and his undersea kingdom.
Even with this massive break from Marvel’s past, Wakanda forever still contains many subplots, characters and details drawn directly from the pages of Black Panther books. It also has a ton of references, big and small, to the first one Black Panther, including some you might not catch if you haven’t seen the previous film in a few years. In the list below, we have collected 20 of the coolest examples of both.
There are probably more – please tell us about them on social media. But these were all our favorite Marvel Easter eggs in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: All the Coolest Marvel Easter Eggs
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