Who Is the New Black Panther in 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever?'

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If you're trying to avoid Black Panther: Wakanda Forever spoilers, stop reading right now! That said, if you can't wait to find out the answer to "Who is the new Black Panther," we're here for you.

The Black Panther sequel is one of the highest-anticipated movies all year and arguably one of the highest-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe films as well—in part because of the speculation and curiosity over how the film will handle the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman and who will become the new Black Panther following his passing.

While fans theorized like crazy about who the next Black Panther will be, the answer is relatively simple. Here are all the biggest Black Panther 2 spoilers, but do not say we didn't warn you!

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Who is the new Black Panther?

The new Black Panther in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"<p>Marvel Studios/YouTube</p>
The new Black Panther in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

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Shuri (Letitia Wright) takes on the mantle and mask of the new Black Panther. Her character arc in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever mirrors that of T'Challa's in Captain America: Civil War and the first Black Panther.

It makes sense that Shuri would become the new Black Panther for a number of a reasons: She is in the royal bloodline already, and she's previously served as Black Panther in the comics as well.

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Is Shuri the new Black Panther?

Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"<p>Marvel Studios</p>
Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

Marvel Studios

Sisters are doing it for themselves. T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri, is indeed the new Black Panther.

She doesn't want to take the mask and its responsibilities at first, but the spirit of Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears to her in the ancestral plane and urges her to avenge Ramonda (Angela Bassett) after Namor (Tenoch Huerta) killed her. However, Shuri later fights the urge to live purely for vengeance and shows Namor mercy, much like T'Challa did for Baron Zemo (Daniel Brühl).

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Is M'Baku the new Black Panther?

Winston Duke as M'Baku in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"<p>Marvel Studios/Disney</p>
Winston Duke as M'Baku in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"

Marvel Studios/Disney

M'Baku (Winston Duke) is not currently Black Panther. He is, however, watching over and leading Wakanda in Shuri's stead while she's busy doing superhero business.

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Is T'Challa the new Black Panther?

No, not that T'Challa. A mid-credits scene introduces a new T'Challa, the son of the late Wakandan king and Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o). While the child is too young to be Black Panther just yet, it's possible he will become the next Black Panther in the future—especially if Marvel uses time jumps and the multi-verse in order to make that happen.

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