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    What Was The Meaning Behind Killmonger’s Cameo In ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’?

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘ is one of the most anticipated films of this year. A sequel to the highly successful 2018 flick ‘Black Panther‘, the film was released in theaters on November 11. So far, the film has been well received both critically and commercially.

    Just like most Marvel films and shows, this one also has some cameos. One of them is Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, who was a much-loved villain from the first time. Let’s find out the meaning behind this cameo and what it means for the franchise’s future.

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    Killmonger’s Cameo In ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

    ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘
    ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    On November 11, ‘Wakanda Forever‘ was released in the theaters, and fans were delighted by the cameo of Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger, who was a villain in the first film.

    (Spoiler alert!) After Shuri creates a synthetic, heart-shaped herb to take on the Black Panther powers, she enters the Ancestral Plane where she expects to see her brother T’Challa or her late mother Ramonda.

    The latter had drowned during Namor’s earlier attack on Wakanda. However, Killmonger emerges waiting for her.

    Shuri, who wants revenge, is mocked by Killmonger who pushes her to kill Namor the next time she faces him. During the final battle between the Wakandan warriors and Namor’s forces, Shuri corners a powerless Namor in a desert. Namor then yields in front of everyone.

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    LGBTQ Scenes Removed From The Film’s Kuwait Release

    Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther
    Lupita Nyong’o in Black Panther

    An LGBTQ scene from the sequel has been edited out for Kuwait release, a country known for its strict censorship rules. The affectionate scene in question is between Michaela Coel’s Aneka and Florence Kasumba’s Ayo.

    The scene is merely 10 second-long and has a display of affection between two people of the same gender. Something that’s a complete no-no in the gulf countries.

    A total of one minute has been removed from the film to be shown in Kuwait. Apart from this, another scene where a woman gives birth to a child is also removed.

    It is accompanied by the line, “A god to his people”. This is not the first time LGBTQ scenes were removed from middle east countries. In the past, Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder‘ and Pixar’s ‘Lightyear‘ were banned because they had homosexual characters.

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