In just less than a month, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to make its way to theaters and fans have been looking forward to seeing how the film will handle T'Challa's death as well as the official introduction of Namor into the MCU. While some plot details have been under wraps, new information has now emerged surrounding the film's setting.
According to The Direct, the latest press release for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever revealed that the sequel will have a time jump a year after T'Challa's death in the MCU. In addition, they revealed that Ramonda and Shuri's retreat as a result of the latter's grief will lead to their first encounter with Namor.
"Ramonda realizes that it’s been a year since T’Challa’s passing and Shuri’s still not healing—she’s not taking steps to move forward in a healthy way. They take a retreat—stepping away from the city, from the technology—to sit with no distractions and perform what is essentially a grief ritual. That’s when Namor shows up," director Ryan Coogler said.
While it didn't give us a lot of details regarding the plot, it does indicate that the film will most likely begin with T'Challa's funeral before they go to the main plot where they deal with the impending threat of Namor and the Talocan civilization. It also gives us some sort of idea about its placement in the MCU timeline.
This is also a sign that T'Challa's death will play a lot into the story of the film and they are indeed going to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, whose death still resonates with a lot of people up to this day, especially since we're getting closer to the release of the sequel.
The film's premise reads: "Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye, and the Dora Milaje, fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda."
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release in theaters this November 11. You can check more details about it here.