Marvel Producer Nate Moore Reveals Why Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Only Has One Mid-Credits Sequence
Producer Nate Moore reveals why Black Panther: Wakanda Forever only has one mid-credits sequence, despite this being a standard feature of Marvel movies. The franchise’s leading ladies, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett, will all make appearances in the next Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel.
Tenoch Huerta, who plays the movie’s villain Namor; Dominique Thorne, who plays Riri Williams, also known as Ironheart; and Michaela Coel, who plays Wakandan warrior Aneka, will all make their MCU debuts in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In the upcoming film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the titular fictional kingdom will be shaken by the untimely passing of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, leaving them defenseless and open to outside attacks. One such force is Namor, ruler of the Talokan underwater civilization, who seeks to annex Wakanda both for political reasons and to safeguard his people after T’Challa’s disclosure of Wakanda’s existence at the conclusion of the first Black Panther puts the Talokan in danger.
Audiences have been hesitantly anticipating the sequel, reflecting the real loss of Boseman in 2020. They have questioned whether it will be able to both carry on the franchise as a whole and pay tribute to the late actor, but a producer of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever says one aspect of the movie was specifically chosen for such.
During their discussion of the MCU spinoff, Nate Moore explained why Black Panther: Wakanda Forever only has one credits scene. The film’s tone was a major factor, according to the producer, who believed that it would be “disingenuous” for their intended audience.
See Moore’s explanation below:
It’s admirable Moore and the Marvel crew decided to limit the film’s credits scene to one as a large portion of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is anticipated to serve as a moment of mourning for general audiences, those in the movie, and the characters in the plot.
It wouldn’t be the first time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that a credits scene wasn’t written to set up a future project, be it for emotional reasons or for the story of the project at hand, as many audiences were left inconsolable by the deaths of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Chris Evans’ Captain America, and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.
In addition to setting up some major future arcs, some MCU movies have used their end-credits sequences to simply give audiences some entertaining extra content. Examples of these movies include the therapy scenes between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in Iron Man 3 and the first Black Panther, which featured Sebastian Stan’s Bucky recovering from his brainwashing with the aid of Shuri in Wakanda.
It’s noteworthy to note that Moore’s statement about wanting to end the movie on a fitting poetic note may be one last, heartfelt tribute to Chadwick Boseman given that there will only be one Black Panther: Wakanda Forever credits scene. Expectations for the MCU sequel are at an all-time high due to the positive early reviews, with many describing it as the franchise’s most emotional movie to date. Only time will tell if Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which opens in theatres on November 11, will live up to that lofty standard.