[Spoilers are included in this article] 

Director Ryan Coogler executed the perfect tribute to Chadwick Boseman, the mighty ‘King T’Challa’ and ‘Black Panther.’ The three-hour film is poignant and intense. It parallels how Boseman’s personal struggle with battling cancer affected both the Marvel family and its fans, and observes Shuri’s (Letitia Wright) journey to becoming the new ‘Panther.’ This narrative not only defends Chadwick Boseman’s legacy, but also encourages a sense of female empowerment –especially for young, black women. 

As the final film in Phase four of the MCU, Coogler exerted his best effort to direct a cinematic masterpiece and honour his friend’s legacy. He delivered a record-smashing hit, devoting the movie to Chadwick Boseman, whilst focusing well on the development of the plot and MCU lore. He was able to transform grief into something inspiring and hopeful, allowing Boseman’s death to become somewhat peaceful and beautiful. 

The film appreciates diverse cultures and features six languages. It is an inspiring piece, which portrays alluring and captivating scenes. The audience is introduced to a new anti-hero, ‘Namor,’ a king who struggles to choose between vengeance and compliance. Similarly, Shuri faces her own conflicts as she is forced to become the Black Panther. When Shuri’s ritual ceremony contradicts her expectations, she is compelled to choose between being the benevolent hero, or the passionate anti-villain. This contrast leaves the audience restless and allows them to deeply appreciate the end of the movie. 

‘Wakanda Forever’ was undoubtfully a success; it attracted devoted fans around the world and even movie-watchers who are not interested in the rest of the Marvel franchise. Frantz Jerome (blacknerdproblems.com) says that this idea of the Black Panther ‘gave Black audiences a powerful vision of potential Black unity and excellence.’ Apart from appreciating Black cultures and customs, the movie also reflects a world where all cultures and respected, untouched, and not prejudiced. Therefore, it is fair to say that this film was the perfect representation of beautiful cultures and people. 

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ an endearing film to end Phase four, which allowed more cultures to be accepted into the Marvel Franchise, and gave optimism to fans. This new-found hope is the positivity people need during this dreary time. 

‘Black Panther will return.’