A king once. A king forever.

Marvel Studios has put out a new trailer for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ the long-awaited sequel set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s African region. Just as we grieve the untimely death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, the trailer explores how the film will deal with Wakanda’s king’s untimely demise.

Many familiar figures from Black Panther return in the new trailer, all mourning the death of their king. Lupita Nyong’o‘s Nakia, Winston Duke’s M’Baku, Angela Bassett’s Ramonda, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Letitia Wright‘s Shuri are among those left distraught by King T’Challa’s death, all members of the royal family or close allies who fought alongside the Black Panther in several fights.

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The death of King T’Challa would undoubtedly have ramifications for Wakanda, particularly as one of T’Challa’s last royal decisions before the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity Wars’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ was to bring the afrofuturistic nation out of isolation. At the end of Black Panther, King T’Challa pledges to lead the Wakandan people in new international collaboration partnerships.

Because of Wakanda’s attempts to share its wealth and technology with other nations, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will also act as Dominique Thorne’s MCU debut as Riri Williams.

Riri is a brilliant young woman who succeeded Tony Stark with a new armoured superhero named Ironheart in the comic books. Ironheart is also scheduled to become a Disney+ series, implying that the plot of ‘Wakanda Forever’ will lead to what solo adventure Riri requires next.

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‘Wakanda Forever’ is likely to tie in with an undisclosed spinoff series centred in Wakanda, in addition to adding a new hero to the MCU and resolving the problem of Black Panther’s legacy. The series, starring Gurira as the warrior Okoye, will continue to explore Wakandan mythology and foreign relationships, preserving a franchise that Boseman helped develop. All of these efforts will move the focus of the Black Panther franchise to other characters, as Marvel Studios has stated that King T’Challa will never be recast.

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Ryan Coogler, who directed the first Black Panther film, is returning to direct the sequel. Coogler and Joe Robert Cole sign the script this time as well. Martin Freeman will reprise his role as Everett K. Ross, a CIA agent with ties to Wakanda, in ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You) and Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) are the two new  ‘Wakanda Forever’ entrants.

The film ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ will be released on November 11th.