The trailer for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie presented the first look at a new Black Panther and suit design.
In this sequel movie, Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa has passed away and it’s led to believe that Shuri (Letitia Wright) will likely take up the iconic mantle, following in honour of her families legacy. Wakanda will also go up against Namor (Tenoch Huerta), a mutant threat from the sea.
Shuri is a trained fighter and has a brilliant intellect, especially for inventing technology. If she does become the new Black Panther, does she actually need to risk her life? By combining her warrior skills and knack for inventing, Shuri could be making a remote version of the Black Panther suit.
There’s a few examples throughout previous Marvel films that could suggest the suit evolving into this.
Wakanda is a place where technology is lightyears ahead of the rest of the world, due to their abundent amount of Vibranium, and they continue to progress further.
There has been two instances where remote operation was featured in Black Panther; when Shuri was remotely driving a vehicle in Singapore and Ross (Martin Freeman) virtually piloting the Talon.
Shuri’s tech could advance so much that she can move onto building this type of suit and this would be removing quite a few of the risks when taking on threats.
Tony Stark has also applied this in his tech when sending out Iron Man suits to different countries, there has been a few times when Stark remote piloted Iron Man suits, and other times these were also controlled by JARVIS. Ultron later followed on from this similar method by making autonomous bots.
Official trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases in cinemas on November 11, 2022 – directed by Ryan Coogler.