The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene introduces a major shakeup for the MCU. And now that the movie is available on Disney Plus, it will be one that you'll likely want to pause and rewatch a few times. The particularly emotional end to Marvel Phase 4 is also one of the many ways the film pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
You'll find a full breakdown of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene below, as well as just how many post-credits scenes there are in the movie. So, whether you're after spoilers or not, you'll find everything you need to know below. We've also gone into what it all means, and there are some quotes from producer Nate Moore to peruse, too. If you're not looking for spoilers, then check out our first, spoiler-free section – but make sure you click away once you see the spoiler warning.
How many Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scenes are there? Does it have an end credits scene?
There is just one Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene – meaning there is no Black Panther: Wakanda Forever end credits scene.
The solo scene comes straight after the stylized credits, placing it in the mid-credits slot, and there's no extra footage at the very end. There is, however, a text-based tease you could stick around for, though it's not absolutely necessary – and we have the words down below. Before we go into that...
Warning: the following contains spoilers for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene. Turn around now if you haven't seen the sequel.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever post-credits scene, explained *spoilers*
Following the main Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ending with Shuri on the beach in Haiti, mourning her brother T'Challa by herself, the mid-credits scene then starts with Nakia asking if she can join Shuri, and she brings a young boy with her. The youngster, she says, is her son with T'Challa, making Shuri his auntie.
Nakia explains that she and T'Challa agreed it was better for their son Toussaint to grow up away from the throne and the pressure that it would bring. While T'Challa prepared Nakia and his son for his death – it's revealed in the movie that he was dying from an illness that he kept concealed from Shuri for some time – he didn't want either of them to attend his funeral, because it just wasn't the right time.
Shuri asks if Ramonda knew about T'Challa's son, and Nakia says they met. Earlier in the film, Ramonda meant to tell Shuri something important about T'Challa during their grief ritual, so we can assume this is the secret she wished to share. "My name is Prince T'Challa, son of King T'Challa," Toussaint tells an emotional Shuri. In the comics, T'Challa has a son with Storm on an alternate earth, who is named Azari. It doesn't seem that this is the same character as T'Challa's son in the MCU, then.
After the screen goes to black, a message reads: "Dedicated to our friend Chadwick Boseman." At the very end of the credits comes a tease for the future: "Black Panther will return."
Producer Nate Moore has explained why the film only has one post-credits scene. "This movie is a bit different and the tone of this movie is a bit different and it felt especially, once people see the film, we felt the ending was so kind of poetic. To then go back and say, 'Hey there's a tag at the end credits' felt a little disingenuous tonally from what we were doing," he told ComicBook.com. "Much like [Avengers: Endgame] didn't have a tag, this didn't feel like a movie that needed it."
Rumors previously spread across the internet that Doctor Doom would be in a Black Panther 2 end-credits scene, but that was never the case. "Although I get why, and he's such a great character in the world of Latveria and Ryan [Coogler, director] is a fan," Moore said. "But once we decided Namor was going to be the antagonist, that was always going to be the focus."
As for Black Panther 3, that final line of text means we'll almost definitely be seeing Shuri again. She takes on the Black Panther mantle in the film, and we can assume she'll be hanging onto it, despite choosing against becoming Queen of Wakanda. Whether she next appears in Black Panther 3 or a crossover like Avengers: The Kang Dynasty or Avengers: Secret Wars remains to be seen.
"We really want to see how audiences receive the film, and I think Ryan [Coogler, director]'s really interested to see how the film plays before we decide," Moore has told Collider of a follow-up to Wakanda Forever. "There are certainly ideas we've floated around of what a third film could be if we get to make it. But until the movie comes out, we're a bit superstitious in that way. We don't want to count our chickens, because you never know what's going to happen."
It does seem a sure bet that we'll be seeing T'Challa and Nakia's son again, though. At the moment, Toussaint is still too young to take on a superhero identity of his own, but it's entirely possible he could take over as Black Panther if Shuri ever decides to give the mantle up – Shuri plants more of the Heart-Shaped Herb after successfully synthesizing a new one, so the Black Panther identity can be passed on through the generations once more.
The MCU has lately been introducing more and more young heroes – like Vision and Wanda's sons Billy and Tommy Maximoff, who are still out there in the multiverse, along with the likes of Kate Bishop and Eli Bradley – so if Young Avengers is on the cards, maybe, someday, T'Challa's son could be part of the line-up.
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