Black Panther 2 puts a major MCU character in a gay relationship
A new rumor has it that a major Black Panther character will enter a gay relationship in the sequel, Wakanda Forever.
Popular Marvel Cinematic Universe Character May Be In A Same-Sex Relationship In Noir Panther: Wakanda Always.
Industry source Daniel Richtman revealed in an article on his Patreon that Okoye “will have a same-sex relationship with another Dora Milaje in the film,” but did not go into details. Played by Danai Gurira, Okoye was introduced in 2018 Noir Panther as the leader of the Dora Milaje, the all-female royal guard who acted as Wakanda’s most skilled and loyal warriors. Gurira reprized the character in Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: End of Game and voiced the character in a zombie-filled episode of the Marvel animated series What Yes…? on Disney +.
Romance among the Dora Milaje is not unheard of in the comics. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ run on Noir Panther shone the spotlight on Ayo and Aneka, two former members of the Dora who have become lovers. The couple went on to make their names outside of the Dora, donning a pair of high-tech costume prototypes and becoming the vigilante duo the Midnight Angels. Ayo has previously appeared in the MCU, played by Florence Kasumba in Captain America: Civil War, Noir Panther and the Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Aneka has been rumored to appear in Wakanda Always, played by Michaela Coel, but these reports have not been confirmed.
Earlier this year, the Loki The Disney + series has confirmed that the God of Mischief is bisexual, while Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is set to introduce Xochitl Gomez as teenage superhero America Chavez, who is openly lesbian in the comics. However, the release of Eternals marked the first MCU film to feature an openly gay couple with the relationship between Phastos (Bryan Tyree Henry) and Ben (Haaz Sleiman). Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige previously said this was just the start of LGBTQ + representation in Marvel films. “There have been gay superheroes in the comics. It’s more than passed in the movies,” Feige told the Eternals premiered in October. “This is just the beginning.”
Details on the history of Wakanda Always are still under wraps, although it has so far been confirmed that the story has been restructured following the death of star Chadwick Boseman. Rumors say the plot will involve the nation of Wakanda facing off against its former rival, the Underwater Kingdom of Atlantis, with actors Tenoch Huerta and Mabel Cadena eventually joining the cast as King Namor and his cousin Namora. , respectively. Additionally, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was pictured on a set in Atlanta, indicating that the Contessa could make an appearance in Wakanda Always, while Michael B. Jordan would return as Killmonger, acting as a Spirit Guide on the Ancestral Plane.
Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Always is scheduled for release on November 11, 2022.
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