Black Panther: Wakanda Forever released to much fanfare on November 11, 2022. The film’s premiere in Africa saw the cast arrive in traditional African attire. The film’s script had to be changed after Chadwick Boseman died from cancer in 2020.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, King T’Challa has also died, and in the film, we find the people of Wakanda mourning the death of their beloved king.
Here are some of the major Easter eggs from the film you might have missed:
Shuri, the sister of T’Challa, who is also one of the most intelligent humans in the MCU, is found working on an AI assistant she names Griot. This name has an African lore attached to it. Griots are poets or minstrels who go around preaching oral traditions.
T’Challa’s funeral scene
One of the most heart-wrenching scenes of the movie is that of T’Challa’s funeral. In this scene, we find the spear and shield he had used during his fight against Warmonger in the first Black Panther movie. We also see the mask he had made himself, which was featured in the film Captain America: Civil War.
Ant-Man and Asgard
There are a number of news broadcasts throughout the film. In one of them, we can hear that Scott Lang is out with his memoir, Look Out for That Little Guy. This reference is further explained in the trailer of Ant-Man & the Wasp: Quantumania, where there are hints about Land making some money through his adventures.
K’uk’ulkan and Namor
Namor, the human sea captain, is regarded as K’uk’ulkan, a Mesoamerican deity, by the Talokanil. K’uk’ulkan has made a number of appearances in Marvel comics.
Riri Williams and Stark technology
In the film, Riri Williams is discovered by Shuri and Okoye when she is working on technology straight out of Stark Industries. While this makes it clear that she will suit up as Ironheart, it also lays the groundwork for the upcoming film, Armor Wars, which will also feature War Machine.