Black Panther 2 is a film eagerly awaited by many fans. Rest assured, they will have something to eat today. On the menu, a recent leaked related to derivative products of the film was shown on Twitterrevealing valuable information about the project.
Black Panther 2 : no T’Challa
When the iconic actor of Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, 2020 of a cancer, it was a shock to everyone, especially within Marvel and Disney, who were not aware of his illness. There have been many questions and debates about the sequel to the film which was already announced: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. From January 2021, we learned that the role of T’Challa will not be held by another actor. It will also not appear in synthetic images, information confirmed by Kevin Feige, boss of Marvel Studios. The film will rather propose to take an interest in the old characters and will take advantage of it to include a few new ones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe storytellinglike Namor the prince of the seas or even Riri Williams… in his IronHeart version.
The two roles will each be played by Tenock Huerta Mejía (Namor) and Dominique Thorne (Riri Williams) respectively. and until now, we knew very little about the characters. Now a leak related to merch like stickers and pins has revealed some interesting facts about them both. Shared by account MCU Facility on Twitter, we can now see the first look of Namor, in a very Native American style. Very muscular, he is equipped with very protruding little shorts/skirt, a belt, bracelets and a very pretty flat torque as well as magnificent earrings. As for Riri Williams, no images of her. In contrast, the stickers show that she will be from the beginning of the film or during the film equipped with her IronHeart armor.
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Merchandise Confirms Riri Williams Will Have Armor In Black Panther Movie Wakanda Forever
ud83dudea8ud83eudd29ud83dude31 And finally… #namor !!! #BlackPantherWakandaForever merch confirm the blurry leak for #namor ? #BlackPanther #WakandaForever #BlackPanther2 #MCU #Marvel #MarvelStudios @TenochHuerta pic.twitter.com/u8R6Dw6EpG
And finally… Namor! Namor’s fuzzy leaks confirmed by these merchandise images
Black Panther 2 : important characters for the MCU?
The rumors about IronHeart started from the start of filming when the first cameras arrived at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A place where Riri Williams studies. Fans had discovered this long before the role was revealed, and it was basically a fan theory like so many others. Riri is – in the comics – a genius of barely 15 years old and a student at MIT. She was able to figure out Tony Stark’s technology and reproduce a Model-41 based armor and improve it. Problem, she was linked to Iron Man and met him alive, even creating an AI based on her consciousness. In the MCU, he died, and it will be interesting to see how Marvel decided to steer the character.
As for Namor, it’s even more complex. The character is extremely oldwhich first appeared in the April 1939 comic book Motion Pictures Funnies Weekly (6 months before the creation of Marvel Comics!). If in the Marvel genesis at the start he was an enemy of the Fantastic 4, he became over time in love with the Invisible Woman and will never stop trying to seduce her. He would later be a member of the Avengers and the X-Men. It is not yet known what role he will be able to play in the MCU, but with the return of the Fantastic 4 in the canonthe evolution and adaptation of this character older than all other Marvel creations will be to watch, even if he has undeniably aged. Much like Shang-Chi, you have to bet that its background and shape will drastically change to match the current world..