Images in this movie preview memorialize the fallen T’Challa, portrayed by the late Chadwick Boseman
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has arrived, and the striking images more than hint of the superhero’s death within the MCU.
A small number of MCU fans have taken to decoding the writing, which appears to be Wakandan, on the mural from the “Black Panther Wakanda Forever” teaser. One of those fans is MTV presenter Tyrell Charles, who retweeted a screenshot of the mural posted by entertainment writer Shanelle Genai on Twitter. Charles captioned the tweet, writing, “The text here reads ‘The Panther King Forever Lives In Us.'”
Fans were able to check the markings on the mural with the official Wakandan alphabet, and the message they found is even more emotional than the mural itself. According to Twitter user DougTheDadd’s translation (which seems to match up with the Wakandan alphabet key floating around online), the message of the mural is this: “The Panther King Forever Lives In Us And Rests.” And Phil Lewis of the Huffington Post provided both a similar translation and an attached alphabet key on Twitter.
“Black Panther” first hit screens in February 2018, grossing over $1.3 billion worldwide, and becoming the first Marvel film to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards.
After the incredibe Chadwick Boseman died from cancer in August 2020, fans were devastated that not only was such a talented human was gone, but hopes for a “Black Panther” sequel could be as well.
Now we know that the MCU will move forward in a way honoring both Boseman and T’Challa’s legacies.
BLACK PANTHER WAKUNDA FOREVER will be released in theatres November 11, 2022
Susan Saunders 7/25/22