By necessity, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had to take big steps away from established Marvel continuity. Although he took a few sabbaticals from his role as Black Panther, T’Challa never died in the Marvel comics and he remains an active hero. The man who played T’Challa on screen, Chadwick Boseman, sadly passed away in 2020 after a battle with colon cancer.
Marvel could have theoretically recast the role and carry on as if nothing had happened, but instead they opted to incorporate Boseman’s death into wakanda forever‘s, which takes place in the aftermath of King T’Challa’s death, and follows his family (primarily Letitia Wright’s Shuri and Angela Bassett’s Queen Ramonda) as they try to guide Wakanda through a potential war with Namor and his underwater kingdom.
Even with this massive break from Marvel’s past, wakanda forever still includes plenty of subplots, characters, and details pulled straight from the pages of Black Panther books. It also features a ton of big and small references to the first Black Panther, including some you might not see if you haven’t seen the previous movie in a few years. In the list below, we’ve rounded up 20 of the coolest examples of both.
There are probably more – be sure to let us know on social media. But these were all of our favorite Marvel Easter eggs in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever:
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