Black Panther was a groundbreaking masterpiece! There were many things that worked excellently in the movies and one of the reasons why the movie stands out and shines brightly is how amazingly, all the characters have been incorporated in the movies. Also, the story of the movie was beautifully crafted by Director Ryan Coogler. Right from the start to the end, every element worked just perfectly and what the Director wanted to deliver was delivered by so many powerful performances throughout the movie.
The movie was a complete package of Heart, Emotion, Drama, Humor, and Action and it also had lots of surprises. The twists that the movie contained were the sudden deaths that took place throughout the course of the movie. First, Klaue was killed out of nowhere, because it was important for him to die in the way the plot was written. The Forest Whitaker’s character, Zuri was also killed off. We also witnessed the death of prince N’Jobu, who was killed by T’Chaka himself and the entire plot revolved around that. Then finally, we saw Erik Killmonger supposedly dying towards the end of the movie.
We would like to see at least 3 of these dead characters be back in the future. We are so not done with Ulysses Klaue and Erik Killmonger as both these villains were outstanding. But another character who was great in T’Challa’s upbringing was Forest Whitaker’s Zuri. He was really important for the plot, and with the calibre of an actor like Whitaker, we expected no less than what was portrayed on the screen.
Zuri as we know was shown to be killed during the ritual combat between T’Challa and Erik Killmonger as Killmonger drove a blade through his heart. And then, T’Challa was thrown off into the Waterfall and Killmonger took the throne, expecting T’Challa to be dead. So naturally, he would not have had Zuri healed, which mean Whitaker’s character is officially dead.
But Whitaker and we the fans alike would like to see him return in the sequel of the movie as he has been like a father to T’Challa, and we would like to see how he could offer more guidance to him. Forest Whitaker in a recent interview suggested a great way to how exactly could his character be brought back in Black Panther 2. Here’s what he said:
“I guess I would be like an Obi-Wan Kenobi, you know, who comes back, he talks from the ancestral plane to give advice to T’Challa. Chadwick’s amazing in the film. Ryan Coogler’s done such an amazing job, [I’m] so proud to be in it.”
Well, this could be very much possible as the astral plane does take up the souls of the Wakandans, and if T’Challa could go back to the soul world, then he could find Zuri to be there as well. So this would actually be a great way to see Zuri in Black Panther 2 since any other way would be less believable for us.
Well, coming off a huge success, and moving towards becoming the highest grossing comic book movie of all time at least at the US box office, a sequel to the movie is too obvious and it has already been green-lit. Kevin Feige officially confirmed the sequel in the previous week while expressing his excitement to revisit the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda again. Here’s what he said:
“Nothing specific to reveal, other than to say we absolutely will do that. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. There have been plenty of those conversations as we were putting together the first BlackPanther. We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one.”
Black Panther is currently playing at the theatres, go watch it if you have not. The sequel will probably come out in 2021 since Marvel typically takes 3 years to bring out a sequel, and we could expect to see something great in the sequel as well. Marvel could introduce Namor, or bring back dead characters from this movie, and make an even better movie than this one.