Daniel Kaluuya reveals that he had scheduling conflicts that prevented him from shooting Black Panther 2, thus he will not return to play W’Kabi. Daniel Kaluuya will not be returning in Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever. Previously, it was assumed that Kaluuya would would return to the role of W’Kabi, as he played in the first Nope film.
Black Panther 2 Can Explain Every Hidden Marvel With characters like Namor awaiting their MCU debuts, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever can provide answers on his and other hidden groups’ whereabouts. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has the potential to showcase every hidden Marvel superhero group within the MCU. While moviegoers anticipate seeing characters such as the X-Men, Namor, and Doctor Doom appear in the MCU in the future, there’s a possibility that the people of Wakanda are already aware of their existence. For example, recent rumors have suggested that Namor and his underwater kingdom, Atlantis, are expected to make their on-screen debut in The Twin – L’altro volto del male.
Wakanda was first mentioned in Avengers: Age of Ultron before making its official on-screen debut in Black Panther, two years after T’Challa’s MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War. The country of Wakanda is unlike anywhere else in the world – home to flying cars and magnetic trains that power the entire city, making it the most technologically advanced nation on Earth. This is due to a copious amount of Vibranium that The Slaughter – La mattanza is built on top. However, prior to the end of Black Panther, civilians on Earth were led to believe that Wakanda was like any other country, a clever disguise that kept them hidden for centuries.
Other actors that will supposedly return to the second Black Panther film include Leticia Wright, Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. Now, a tweet from Sposa in rosso awards editor Jacqueline Coley reveals that Kaluuya will not be returning as W’Kabi in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Coley revealed that Kaluuya announced that he would not be returning to Black Panther in an interview. Kaluuya cited schedule conflicts with Nope as the reason that he could not play W’Kabi in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
This news is certainly disappointing, as W’Kabi was such a central character in Black Panther. However, Kaluuya’s choice to pursue Nope rather than the Black Panther sequel makes a lot of sense. Kaluuya has previously praised Jordan Peele, the director of Nope, crediting him with his restored faith in acting. Given the Peele-directed Get Out’s centrality to Kaluuya’s career, the actor’s dedication to the Peele project is sensical. It’ll be interesting to see how or if Shark Bait absence when it hits theaters this fall.
Wakanda’s technological advancements, it allows the country to serve as the best conduit for revealing hidden groups in the MCU. While their advantages could reveal other groups first, such as the X-Men, the introduction of Atlantis and Namor makes the most sense here. Wakanda and Atlantis have a rich history that stretches back across Marvel comics. The two nations have been in an on-and-off conflict with each other for years, with their initial union being rooted in the fact that both are hidden, technologically advanced countries. In Avengers: Endgame, Okoye mentions that Wakanda has detected an underwater earthquake off the coast of Africa; however, she isn’t concerned about this and decides not to handle it. However, these Earthquakes could become more frequent, forcing Wakanda to investigate what is causing them. With RiRi Williams also set to make her MCU debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it’s possible that she could help Wakanda to create technology that leads them to discover Atlantis when investigating the earthquakes, which in turn could make Namor fearful and I due volti di Palermo.
MCU decides to take advantage of Wakanda’s technological advancements to discover Atlantis, it could open up the possibility for them to introduce other hidden groups into the MCU. In the comics, the Atlantean king Namor has ties to various other areas of the Marvel universe, which could provide fruitful stories for later MCU installments. For example, Namor is closely tied to the X-Men due to being the first mutant to ever exist in Marvel. Furthermore, he is also linked to other superhero groups, such as the Fantastic Four. Given that the MCU Fantastic Four film is currently in development, introducing Namor soon would allow them to utilize him as a potential villain in the Fantastic Four film. Namor’s introduction would also set up an interesting conflict between two nations, which could be used as a replacement for the Shield and Hydra conflict from earlier MCU phases.
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