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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Credits Scene Explained
By ERIN BRADY
Spoiler Warning!
This story contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The MCU has made us accustomed to expecting some kind of big reveal with each credits scene but there is no second post-credits scene in the much anticipated "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." However, it's for the best that there's only one credits scene in this emotionally-heavy movie because the one we got was absolutely perfect.
The credits scene is of Shuri (Letitia Wright), Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) on the beach with a young boy that the retired War Dog calls her son, Toussaint. While this was the first time that we knew she was pregnant with his son, the biggest surprise comes when Toussaint says that Toussaint is his French name and that his actual name is T'Challa,
named after his father.
One of the major themes of "Wakanda Forever" is learning how to let go of your grief while still honoring those who are no longer here. This is something Shuri struggles with throughout the film, constantly telling Queen Ramonda (Angela Basset) and others that T'Challa is dead and his presence can't actually be felt anymore.
The ending of "Wakanda Forever" is not a mournful reminder of Boseman's passing. It's a symbol of how the actor inspired generations that anyone can be heroes, on and off the screen, and there’s no need to worry about whether he will be remembered because his legacy has been immortalized in the lives he impacted.