The post-credits sequence in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever introduces an unexpected new character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It was conjectured and reported that the movie’s post-credits sequence will ultimately reveal Doctor Doom before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s release. However, the venerable Fantastic Four villain was never going to feature in the follow-up, according to both producer Nate Moore and director Ryan Coogler during the Wakanda Forever press tour.
Nevertheless, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a post-credits sequence that practically concludes the movie. Following Shuri’s burning of the dress she wore to T’Challa’s burial in Haiti, the action continues. Later, Nakia joins Shuri and introduces a small kid, maybe five years old. Before it is eventually revealed that he is the son of Nakia and T’Challa and also bears his late father’s name, the small kid and Shuri have a chat. This revelation supports a story element that the Cosmic Circus first revealed last year.
Nakia also reveals that Queen Ramonda was aware of T’Challa’s hidden son and had even had a meeting with him before her passing during the event.
Nakia was missing from the action in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, most likely because she was focused on caring for her young son in Haiti during the time of The Blip. Azari is the name of T’Challa and Storm’s kid in the comics.
In the aftermath of Chadwick Boseman‘s passing, Marvel Studios has made it plain that they will not replace the character of T’Challa. But it appears that his son will carry on his legacy. Although Shuri dressed up as Black Panther in the sequel, it’s reasonable to assume that T’Challa’s son will eventually succeed to the Wakandian kingdom M’Baku assumes at the conclusion of the movie.
In cinemas now is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.