Wakanda Forever

Wakanda Forever: A Mother/Daughter Story at it’s Core

While Black Panther told the story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) honoring his forefathers and stepping into his role as king, Wakanda Forever will tell a story of a mother and daughter grieving the loss of not only their family member, but their king as they figure out how to move on without him.

You see the themes of family, of protection, of love, of care, all in one place.

Award winning actress Angela Bassett plays Queen Ramonda, and Letitia Wright plays T’Challa’s younger sister, Princess Shuri in the Marvel Studios film.

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“The themes are pretty strong here,” Letitia Wright shared in an interview posted on Marvel’s site. “We have not only grief, but we also have a mother/daughter relationship. They are trying to process with each other how to move forward and keep each other uplifted at the same time. You see the themes of family, of protection, of love, of care, all in one place.”

According to Wright, she and Angela Bassett never really discussed Chadwick Boseman’s passing, but rather let all their feelings and emotions come out during their shared scenes together. Explaining their first meeting when the film began shooting, Wright remembers, “I just held onto her and cried. There was no word spoken.” 

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“She just understood what was happening, and we silently made an agreement to just take that with us,” she continued. “Angela’s been an amazing contribution to my life since the first film. She was always giving advice. She was always very caring and like a mother, like really just loving on me. This film like it’s just another extension of how she loves me as Letitia and how she loves me as my character Shuri.”

This only enhanced their performance on screen, as Wright continues that in more intense scenes, “what was beautiful about it, it was in a sense us holding each other’s hands, processing together and going through this with our characters.”

Black Panther Wakanda Forever is now playing in theaters.

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