The trailer dropped and the question popped.
Who is going to hold the Black Panther mantle by the time the credits roll for Black Panther Wakanda Forever.
The loss of Boseman is going to be felt in the audience and on the screen. Some have said he should have been recast. We think this is the perfect time for them to explore Wakanda deeper and who else had taken up the mantle.
On to a few of our choices.
Shuri The hands down favorite to take up the mantle of the Black Panther. A female lead would be a welcome change, but we think they have something else in store for the character.
M’Baku This was our first thought and we have enjoyed to see how his demeanor has turned over the few appearances. The downside would be another change in character.
Ramonda We think this would be an interesting approach. But the reality of it is far from it.
Killmonger Yes he is dead, but when has that stopped anyone in comics. Maybe someone, like Shuri, dies when Namor invades Wakanda. Then she stumbles across him and brings him back.
In the end, we think it will start with Shuri but end up with Killmonger.
Either way, we all know they will never be able to replace Chadwick Boseman.