24 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Easter Eggs and References You Might Have Missed (Plus Those End Credits)

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' is already a hit at the box office. Here are the Easter eggs and references we caught, plus that emotional mid-credits scene.

Black Panther Wakanda Forever

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Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the 30th Marvel Cinematic Universe moviejust had the biggest November box office opening in history with $180 million in the U.S. and Canada, and $150 million overseas, for a total of $330 million globally. To borrow a turn of phrase, the reports of an MCU backlash may have been greatly exaggerated.

When Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in 2020, he left a hole that would have been impossible to fill. And Marvel and director Ryan Coogler, perhaps wisely, decided not to try. They announced soon afterward that they would not recast T’Challa, and Coogler rewrote the screenplay to deal with the character’s death. The resulting film, Wakanda Forever, is a visual elegy—an action film that intersperses its fight scenes with meditations on grieving and the responsibilities we bear for the people we love.

While the film’s themes felt heavier and more emotional than what we’re used to from superhero films, it wouldn’t be a Marvel movie without various connecting threads that tie it to the previous film and the overall MCU. Here are the 24 best Easter eggs and references that we noticed in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, plus a breakdown of the credits scenes. Caution: Spoilers lie ahead!

1. Bast

Bast Black Panther

2. Unexpected Illness

Ramonda Shuri

3. Griot

Shuri Black Panther Reveal

4. Marvel Intro Tribute

King T'Challa Wakanda

5. Throwback Helmet

T'Challa Funeral Helmet

6. Anderson Cooper Cameo

Anderson Cooper Wakanda Forever

7. Ant-Man Fame

Ant Man

8. Where is W'Kabi?

Namor Aztec Paintings

9. Meet Riri Williams

Riri Williams

10. Making the Mark I

Riri Williams Mark I

11. Heads-Up Display

Riri Stark Display

12. Disney and Indiana Jones References

indiana jones last crusade

13. Atlantis?

Atlantis or Talocan

14. Contessa Returns

Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine

15. Mutant Alert!

Namor Mutant

16. Carrot Muncher

M'Baku Carrot

17. Killmonger Returns

Michael B. Jordan Black Panther

18. Imperius Rex!

Imperius Rex

19. Ayo and Aneka

Ayo Black Panther Wakanda Forever

20. Midnight Angels

Midnight Angels

21. King M'baku?

King M'Baku

22. Mid-Credits Scene

Shuri Ending

23. Touissant

Nakia Haiti

24. End Credits Scene?

Queen Ramonda

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