How Black Panther 2 Mid credits Sets Up Return of T'Challa

While Black Panther: Wakanda Forever didn't receive a post-credits scene, many will agree that it's mid credits scene did more than enough to appease fans.


As is common knowledge, due to the untimely passing of leading actor Chadwick Boseman (may he rest in peace) Ryan Coolger had to rewrite a script to the sequel, which eventually led to T'challa's removal from his own movie.

In his stead, T'Challa's young sister Shuri would take on the mantle in Wakanda Forever after the film's antihero Namor invades Wakanda and sends her mother (Queen Ramonda) to a watery grave.

However Shuri's time as Black Panther may be transitory because in the mid-credits, T'Challa's love interest Nakia introduces a young boy who has been living with her, in her new country of residence in Haiti.

This aren't no ordinary kid though, as he's in fact revealed to be Nakia and T'Challa's son. These two had a child together, which explains why she left Wakanda without saying goodbye six years before the events of Wakanda Forever. 

The pair felt it was best if their offspring was raised normally, outside of Wakandan authority with Nakia in Haiti. However the most interesting revelation besides the reveal of their son, is the fact that this young boy also takes his name.

T'Challa Jr is the son's name, which symbolically brings back T'Challa, born anew with a clean slate. More importantly, this works around recasting Chadwick Boseman's role. 

Many fans were worried that T'Challa being written out of the movie due to the unforeseen death of Chadwick Boseman, and being replaced by Shuri meant the end of T'Challa's story.

However while the Panther King we know is long gone, his son inheriting his name,  potentially sets up the return of  a new T'Challa and male Black Panther lead in the future.

Though bare in mind, since the child is only 6 years old at present, this is probably a long way off unless Marvel decides to introduce a timeskip in the anticipated Black Panther trilogy.

So just when you felt all hope was lost with T'challa not being recasted after the actor's passing. Ryan Coolger does it once again, with the introduction of a character in line to become the next Black Panther.

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