As fans await the highly anticipated sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverEmpire Magazine has revealed exclusive covers for the upcoming issue, which features the film’s cast as well as a detailed look at the Namor costume he’ll be wearing in the film.
The first cover, revealed via Empire magazine website, features Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, in the center crossing his arms in the traditional Wakanda salute. To Shuri’s left is Ramonda (Angela Bassette), the queen of Wakanda, can be seen with all the figures standing against a purple and blue background. To the right of Shuri, fans can see a whole new look at Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, who can be seen wearing a Mesoamerican-inspired helmet with large blue and green feathers alongside a beautifully striking blue and gold pattern. Namor’s film portrayal will feature the character as the ruler of Talocan, an underwater civilization based in the mythical Aztec paradise. The new take on the character will deviate from his traditional Atlantean origins in the comics. However, with the popularity of Aquamanthe change could help differentiate the two characters for a mainstream audience.
The second cover revealed by Empire features a closer look at Namor’s helmet, which is depicted with Mesoamerica-inspired gold designs against an underwater backdrop. The headpiece appears to be feathered with a collage of behind-the-scenes footage from the film and various locations the upcoming film will be set in. Although the covers don’t offer any additional information about the film, the next issue of Empire will likely offer some new information when it’s released on September 29.
With the tragic death of Chadwick Bosemanwho previously played the main character, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will honor the legacy of his groundbreaking performance in what may be one of the most poignant films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since Avengers: Endgame. While not much information is known about the film, with thrilling visuals alongside Namor’s long-awaited introduction to the MCU, fans won’t have to wait too long to return to Wakanda when the film debuts in november.
Following the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Foreverwhich wraps up Marvel Studios’ slate of movies for this year, upcoming Marvel movies include Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Wondersand Blade.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released exclusively in theaters on November 11. Check out the official Empire Magazine covers and the official movie trailer below: