Marvel’s new Black Panther may have been revealed in some new LEGO sets.
After the recent Wakanda Forever trailer, one question was on everyone’s mind — who was teased as the new Black Panther at the end of the clip?
A trio of LEGO sets has just been unveiled, giving us a glimpse at some of the new heroes due to appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. And there’s one minifigure, in particular, that might give the game away.
The Shuri’s Sunbird #76211 set features three minifigures — Shuri (Letitia Wright), Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), and War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o). And it looks as though Shuri is featured wearing a version of the Black Panther suit.
This version is complete with Shuri’s signature arm blasters and a suit that resembles the one seen in the Wakanda Forever trailer… albeit with a touch more purple.
Shuri is featured heavily in the new sets, also appearing as a minifigure in King Namor’s Throne Room #76213 as well as, obviously, Shuri’s Lab #76212.
The fact that Shuri features so heavily across these sets is also a bit of a giveaway – featuring the film’s main hero across its set is a sure sign that Shuri is a leading candidate to be the new Black Panther we glimpsed in the trailer.
The sets also give us another look at Namor the Submariner, played in Wakanda Forever by Tenoch Huerta. This impressive set depicts Namor’s throne — a shark-jaw spectacle that’s reminiscent of the sarlacc Star Wars set released a few years ago.
This set also gives us a closer look at Attuma and his armor, as seen in the recent action figures.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever SDCC Trailer
Black Panther stars Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Dominique Thorne, and Tenoch Huerta.
Ryan Coogler directed the film based on a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.
Want to find out more about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Check out how the comic books handled a Black Panther without T’Challa, as well as a look at every film and TV show involved in the Multiverse Saga.
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