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Black Panther’s legacy will ‘live on forever’

In mourning: After King T'Challa's death, Wakanda becomes a matriarchy.

Is the future African? Black Panther fans are heading to cinemas to watch the hit film’s sequel. Some think Wakanda shows us what the future will look like.  What’s happening? The two women are dressed in white. One has lost a brother. The other has lost a son. They are at the funeralA service held after someone has died to remember their life. of King T’Challa, the king of Wakanda. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is out in cinemas today. It is the sequel to Black Panther, the 2018 superhero film.  Find out more Many thought the film would never be made. The actor who played King T’Challa, Chadwick Boseman, died in 2020 aged 43. Wakanda is a made-up African nation. It has better technology than other countries, and wealth and power are shared fairly.  It is a different picture of Africa to what is normally shown on television and in films. Africa is often shown as a place hurt badly by war, diseaseAn illness or sickness. and poverty.  In reality, many people in Africa are creating new businesses and inventing new technologies.  Is the future African? Some say Yes! Africa has young people. It has technology, and people who are working hard to change the world.  Others think No! This is science fiction. Wakanda was not hurt by European countries taking away wealth. Many African countries still face big problems. KeywordsFuneral - A service held after someone has died to remember their life.

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