While the rumors of a potential Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer last Friday were swiftly taken down, it does seem like they are preparing for promotion of the upcoming sequel. @bppanthernews has shared a Sprite tie-in packaging that has found its way online which offers our first look at Danai Furira‘s Okoye but also Letitia Wright‘s Shuri.
they are the only two highlighted and we may get a better look at the rest of the cast with a future addition. for now, it’s great that we get a tease of what their new look is going to be. Saying that Okoye pretty much has the same design as she had in the past. The Dora Milaje may have the most consequent designs throughout the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point. Why fix what isn’t broken?
The interesting reveal is Shuri, who is not only rocking a new hairstyle but also has a mysterious tattoo on her hand. It’s unclear if this has some kind of plot reasoning or is simply a new design addition. We still don’t know exactly how the sequel will tackle the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman but we’ll have to wait a little longer to find out. Still, if they are starting tie-in products, we could get our first look at the coming sequel in the near future. So, here’s hoping a trailer isn’t too far off at this point.