BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Star Lupita Nyong'o Feels [Spoiler] Is The Right Person To Succeed T'Challa

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Star Lupita Nyong'o Feels [Spoiler] Is The Right Person To Succeed T'Challa

Lupita Nyong'o, who plays Nakia in the Black Panther movies, has explained why she feels a certain character would be best suited to take over from T'Challa as the reigning King of Wakanda...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 13, 2023 07:02 PM EST

We know Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been out for quite a while (and is now streaming on Disney+), but on the off chance that some of you still haven't had the chance to watch, we're being careful about spoiling any major plot details.

Wakanda Forever ends with the new Black Panther, Shuri (Letitia Wright), making her way to a beach in Haiti to burn her funeral garb and finally allow herself to make peace with her brother's death. Then, in the mid-credits scene, we see Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) join her with a young boy (Divine Love Konadu-Sun) by her side.

The lad is introduced as Toussaint, and we soon learn that he is the son of T’Challa and Nakia. As Shuri chats with her nephew, he tells her that his real name is T'Challa. This obviously suggests that the boy will eventually grow to take on the mantle of Black Panther, and possibly even rule Wakanda as king. 

When we last saw M'Baku (Winston Duke), he was about to challenge for the throne, suggesting that he will rule as King while Shuri serves as Wakanda's protector.

It'll obviously be a while before T'Challa II comes of age, but when he does, Nyong'o believes he is the right person to succeed his late father.

"Nakia is uniquely placed to show him the ways, because she is his link to his father, and they've chosen to raise their son in the outside world," she said during an interview with IGN. "And so, that vision of a Wakanda that is open to the outside world is what he's uniquely poised to assume -- you know, the Wakanda of tomorrow, not the Wakanda of yesterday."

We assume Shuri will carry the mantle of Black Panther for the foreseeable future, but do you agree that the son of T'Challa and Nakia should eventually take over? Drop us a comment down below.

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clornelas - 2/13/2023, 7:26 PM
We were basically waiting the whole movie for them to reveal T'Challa had a son. Would've burned down the theater if they didn't.
mountainman - 2/13/2023, 7:26 PM
It seems obvious that young T’Challa will eventually assume the mantle. Hopefully either the kid can act well enough or they recast like they have with other child roles before that happens.
dagenspear - 2/13/2023, 7:35 PM
That actress doesn't say that she feels T'Challa's son should be the king of wakanda, in that quote.
ProfessorWhy - 2/13/2023, 7:37 PM
I was impressed by the kid, and thought he actually looked like their son. Keep him around
marvel72 - 2/13/2023, 7:38 PM
Still haven't seen this movie and it's on Disney Plus now.
Vigor - 2/13/2023, 8:03 PM
@marvel72 - ok?
marvel72 - 2/13/2023, 8:04 PM
@Vigor -

mountainman - 2/13/2023, 8:13 PM
@marvel72 - I watched it last weekend. It was probably be the best Phase 4 movie, or maybe right behind No Way Home. Worth a watch, but it was long. Surprised the wife and I watched it in one sitting rather than splitting it into 2 days like we tend to do with longer movies. Make sure your TV settings and room are ready for how ridiculously dark a lot of the ocean stuff is.
Fogs - 2/13/2023, 9:34 PM
@marvel72 - Average like the 1st imo.
OriginalGusto1 - 2/13/2023, 10:09 PM
@mountainman - A. Are you high? B. I can't believe you're married.
RegularPoochie - 2/14/2023, 7:39 AM
@Vigor - don't worry, he's just a troll nowdays
mountainman - 2/14/2023, 8:15 AM
@OriginalGusto1 -
1. Not right now but I sure enjoy the ganja on occasions.
2. I’m not really sure what your opinion matters, but my wife of 5+ years is currently pregnant with our first child. She sure seems happily married to me.
Vigor - 2/14/2023, 9:27 AM
@mountainman - how do you know its your child, and not mine?
mountainman - 2/14/2023, 10:25 AM
@Vigor - Thanks for showing the type of person you are. Enjoy your day.
Vigor - 2/14/2023, 10:40 AM
@mountainman -?? You can't take a joke??
mountainman - 2/14/2023, 11:09 AM
@Vigor - Sometimes it’s tough to tell the difference between harmless joke and mean spirited comment. All good.
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