Marvel Studios is No Longer Trying to Hide Identity of New Black Panther

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook
Black Panther
Credit: Marvel Studios

It may sound crazy to a lot of fans but the Marvel Cinematic Universe's fourth phase is coming to a close in a couple of months and it's absolutely fitting that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be the final film that would help usher in Phase 5. Of course, most of you are well aware by now that the sequel will see the crowning of a new Black Panther in the franchise and for the better part of the last two years, the identity of T'Challa's successor has remained a huge mystery.

click to enlarge
Credit: Marvel Studios

Naturally, Marvel Studios has tried its best to keep things as confidential as they could but as Wakanda Forever's playdate approaches, it seems like the studio is no longer trying to conceal the identity of the new Wakandan hero and chances are, you already know who they are. Just recently, a new tie-in merch for the film pretty much confirmed the person behind the Black Panther mask.

It turns out that a new LEGO set for the sequel has begun making its way to stores across the United States and it features an epic battle between the Wakandans and the film's villain Namor the Sub-Mariner, played by Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta. Unsurprisingly, Black Panther is also included in the aforementioned set and if you'll look at the back of the box, it sees a helmetless version of the LEGO Minifigure who bears striking resemblance to Shuri.

Also Read: Black Panther 2: New Report Details How Letitia Wright Nearly Sabotaged Sequel

Of course, Shuri becoming the new Black Panther is already a no-brainer and despite Letitia Wright's recent controversies, you can't argue the fact that her character is the only logical candidate to take over the role.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.