Almost exactly a year ago we were mourning the death of Chadwick Boseman, knowing that Black Panther wouldn’t be the same. Most importantly, we knew that the world lost a kind soul who broke several barriers that translated much further than skin color. Little boys all over the world, regardless of their race and ethnicity, wanted to become Black Panther.
The passing of Chadwick led to a rework in the screenplay for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Since (and before) the start of production that kicked off in late June, several rumors started to pop all over the internet. Some got squashed like a game of Whack-A-Mole, and some turned out to be true (like Riri Williams making her debut in Wakanda Forever before getting her own series).
Thanks to our friends over at The Direct, the internet now has some fuel for the gossip fire.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Shows Women On The Job
Exclusive photos taken from the set show a blue dirt bike and a red muscle car that were speeding down the streets of Boston. The driver of the blue dirt bike was most likely the stunt double of Shuri, meanwhile, the driver of the red car was a black bald woman. Although bald women are not exactly a rarity in Wakanda, more pictures from the set indicate that the driver is none other than Michonne. I mean, Danai Gurira’s Okoye.
The scene will most likely show a high-speed chase between our two heroes and a grey van. It is unclear who is driving the van, but Shuri and Okoye were in pursuit of it. It was also during that day that Letitia Wright suffered some minor injuries that required a quick trip to the hospital. One thing is certain: there is something important in that van for both Shuri and Okoye to be after it.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s villains are allegedly Namor and the Atlanteans. I’m uncertain if Atlanteans know how to parallel park a car, so it may not be one of them driving the van. It could be that Riri Williams is the one responsible for the high-speed chase since she does seem to get in trouble a lot, especially early on in her saga. Stealing parts from MIT to build an Iron Man suit is apparently frowned upon.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will debut on July 8th, 2022. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media pages so you won’t miss any upcoming updates with not only this movie but several other Marvel projects as well!
Source: The Direct