Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is due out this year. Star Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in the original, has been out doing early publicity.
In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the fictional African nation will be shown mourning the death of their King T’Challa, when a new threat emerges and they must band together once more to protect their home from the invading forces of Namor (Tenoch Huerta), the ruler of the underwater city of Talocan. M’Baku will be one of the leaders and members of the Tribal Council who are mobilized to face this threat.
In an interview with Collider he was asked about the possibility of a spin-off movie or a Disney+ show set around M’Baku and his tribal Jabari-lands. He responded enthusiastically:
“Say that again, so that everyone can hear it. Say that again, for the people in the back. The Jabari-Lands are such a rich space of culture within Wakanda that it would be really cool to explore that. We’re speaking purely hypothetically here.
We’re just spit-balling and dreaming. You’re dreaming with me, my tall friend. I like the idea of what M’Baku would be like, out in the world. That would be pretty cool because he’s not a character that we usually see exploring. I think his type of code of honor would be pretty cool to see interact with so many other things.”
According to Marvel-lore, the Wakanda region of Jabari-Land is in the North and is mountainous and cold. In Black Panther Nakia , Ramonda, and CIA agent Everett Ross went there to speak with M’Baku following the coup. This is where the infamous barking scene occured:
Marvel has already announced a Wakanda-set series headed for Disney+. Danai Gurira is set to reprise her role as Okoye in the spin-off centred around her character.
The original Black Panther became a cultural phenomenon with a billion dollar box-office hall. Can Black Panther: Wakanda Forever repeat that success? We will find out in November.