Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverCo-writer Joe Robert Cole explained why Queen Ramonda’s death was an integral part of the sequel’s story.
In an interview with Rolling StoneCole, who co-writes wakandan forever alongside director Ryan Coogler, revealed the reasoning behind the decision to kill off Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett). He claimed that it all goes back to Shuri (Letitia Wright) and the development the team wanted her to experience. Since a large part of the film revolves around the relationship between Shuri and her mother and how the two women come to terms with the death of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Cole felt that the death of Queen Ramonda would be a great impetus for the new Black Panther.
“We started working on that trip from where [Shuri] it would be, her anger, her frustration and her dedication to her job,” Cole explained. “You think about her point of view about the mystical side of Wakanda, how she’s more about the science than the ancestors and the ancient. flat. That exploration of her journey and her journey with her mother, who lost a child, who lost her husband, and who is dealing with grief and trying to help Shuri through that grief, we felt like it would be tremendously impactful for Shuri, and obviously to the nation, for the loss of Ramonda in the flood. How Shuri turns from that and how Wakanda will turn. From there, she casts M’Baku. She launches our characters in new directions. Which is really wonderful.”
Shuri’s emotional journey in Wakanda Forever
Cole also talked about how the team approached Shuri’s arc throughout the game. Black Panther sequel and how the character has grown since the 2018 film. “Thinking back to who she was in the first film, I’m so proud of how she’s evolved and grown as a character. At the beginning of this film, she’s the smartest person in all of Wakanda and yet he cannot save her.” brother. How does that affect someone?
Regarding Ramonda’s fate, even Bassett, who first played the Queen of Wakanda in Black Pantheroriginally objected to his character’s death in wakandan forever. However, the actor inevitably agreed with Coogler’s perspective. “He was like, ‘Angela, I know, I know, but look, dying isn’t really dying in this world. It doesn’t really have to mean that,'” he said. Considering that the characters who apparently died in Avengers: infinity war came back in End of the game, Bassett concluded that Queen Ramonda’s fate is not completely sealed. “All kinds of crazy things happen,” she said.
Marking the final installment of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now in theaters.
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