Marvel Studios' Universe of Cinema is expanding and they have big plans for the character of Black Panther.
In Marvel Studios they are determined to bet on replacing the most important heroes in the multiverse and that is why we will see different versions of the most important characters. It is speculated that we will see three Peter Parkers played by Tom Holland, Andrew Garfeld and Tobey Maguire. But also, the most shocking thing is that they want to bring together two different actors as Black Panther.
We also have Sam Wilson and Kate Bishop assuming the identities of Captain America and Hawkeye, respectively, in the Disney + series from Marvel Studios. While Natalie Portman will return as Jane Foster in Thor: Love and Thunder to wield the Mjolnir and become the new Goddess of Thunder. In addition, there are many rumors that Monica Rambeau of WandaVision could become Captain Marvel or Florence Pugh's Yelena Belova is the successor to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow. Not to mention that DC Comics / Warner Bros. want to do the same with Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton and Robert Pattinson playing Batman.
The plans for Wakanda
For a long time it was rumored that Shuri (Letitia Wright) would become Black Panther, but those plans would have been carried out in the most unfortunate circumstances after the death of Chadwick Boseman. Yesterday it was announced that the sequel to Black Panther will begin filming in July of next year and, as expected, Shuri will have a very large role in the new Marvel Studios release.
However, new reports state that Ryan Coogler's film will actually feature two versions of Black Panther, one male and one female, neither of which will be Chadwick Boseman. Instead, it indicates that Winston Duke's M'Baku could become Black Panther after T'Challa dies in battle. So the story would focus on Shuri and how she tries to prove that she is worthy and capable of becoming the permanent protector of the fictional nation of Marvel Studios.
Having two different people assume the role of Black Panther is certainly an interesting idea that Marvel Studios will surely take forward by studying all the details.