The mid-credits scene of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever revealed that T'Challa and Nakia have a secret son together who has been in living in hiding in Haiti. The surprise was met with delight by fans since it is an indication that the legacy of Chadwick Boseman's iconic character will continue to live on in the MCU.
In a recent conversation with John Boyega in Variety's Actors on Actors segment, Letitia Wright opened up about her thoughts on the surprise reveal in the mid-credits scene where she called it "another extension" of Boseman's legacy and another way for them to honor the late actor.
"That post-credit scene, for me, is another extension of the ways in which we wanted to honor Chadwick — especially the role of T’Challa," she said. "In the movie that Chadwick was written into before he passed, there is a journey of a father and son. When reading it, I could sense we had to find a way to continue the legacy of what T’Challa means to the world, especially to young Black men. That scene messed me up."
Wright was also asked by Boyega about the casting process of finding the right actor to play T'Challa's son and how they ended up with Divine Konadu-Son as the perfect actor to take on the role.
"Two," the actress answered on how many actors were auditioned before she explained, "Then Divine came in. His name is Divine. He had a little Chadwick Mohawk. Me and Lupita Nyong’o kept looking at each other like, 'This is the kid.' That scene is beautiful because it represents what the future will be."
It sounds like filming the mid-credits scene really had a profound effect on Wright which was also felt by the audience as they were watching it. Just like what we assumed, the moment was indeed about the legacy of Boseman and T'Challa and it is a sign of what's about to come moving forward as we spent the second film grieving his loss.
It would be interesting to see how the introduction of the character will actually play into the future of the MCU forward and whether will ever see him take the Black Panther mantle.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still showing in theaters. You can check more details about it here.