MCU fans knew plans for a “Black Panther” sequel would be significantly affected by the death of star Chadwick Boseman. When Marvel Studios decided not to recast his lead role as T’Challa, the character’s plotline death became certain.
And the first trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at San Diego Comic Con nailed that reality hard. Not even the reveal of classic comic super-character Namor could dampen the shadow of T’Challa’s/Boseman’s death. Well now, days after SDCC 2022 Marvel will try to add cheer to promoting “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. How? By having LEGO tease the expected movie tie-in sets.
Granted, these aren’t full-on LEGO.com product listings yet. But thanks to Brickset we now have our first look at LEGO Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” releases. So far, the film tie-ins consist of three sets. These images popped up in the LEGO.com Building Instructions page. This has become a usual occurrence for some anticipated LEGO sets without online listings yet on the site. The “Wakanda Forever” sets feature sweet minifigs of MCU “Black Panther” characters both established and new. Shuri, Nakia and the Black Panther (suit?) are joined by antagonists Namor, Attuma and new heroine Riri Williams/Ironheart. Check out the sweet initial images as follows:
Shuri’s Sunbird (76211)
Shuri’s Lab (76212)
King Namor’s Throne Room (76213)
It may be a while before LEGO lists the official full details on their Online Shop. But already we estimate these LEGO Marvel tie-ins to launch this coming October. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” itself premieres the following month on November 11, so it’s fitting.