What the ‘Wakanda Forever’ credits scene might mean for the MCU
The MCU will have two more movies in the series before the release of Black Panther. Will there be the same Wakanda Forever, and why? We’re going to take a look.
The credits scene for Black Panther is the most celebrated of all Marvel movies, and the first one for which we have complete, fully animated scenes that we can watch. It’s a scene that shows us what the movie was really about, and has become one of the most recognizable scenes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The scene takes place in Wakanda’s throne room, and focuses on the MCU’s version of the kingdom’s founder, T’Challa. After he returns from serving the country’s king in Japan, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) finds Wakanda in danger, and has T’Challa do what he can to keep the country safe.
The scene makes some surprising (and not so surprising) choices, in addition to focusing on the MCU’s most important MCU character. Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. He was based upon a comic book character created by Bill Parker and Mike Ploog, and later changed to suit Lee’s original comic book design, which was closer to his comic book personality.
“A lot of times when we’ve done Wakanda Forever, we made a character named T’Challa who was black and he was African,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said on a recent earnings call. “We had a lot of discussions with Stan and Steve and decided maybe he was a little too black for the world we were creating. So we ended up doing a character who was a mix of African and European and who was this combination of something of Wakanda and something of T’Challa, who has a lot of African and something of Wakandan and something of his own personal philosophy on how to run Wakanda. So we ended up with something a little bit more of an amalgamation of elements of both cultures.”
Wakanda’s founder is a figurehead for Wakanda’s survival, which can be