Before Chadwick Boseman's sad death in 2020, Ryan Coogler revealed his original vision for the Phase 4 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film.

The sequel to 2018's Black Panther was immediately discussed by Coogler after the film's enormous success, but after Boseman's death, significant modifications were made. 

November 11, 2022, the revamped Wakanda Forever debuted in theatres, giving Letitia Wright's Shuri a stronger role and finally adding Tenoch Huerta's Namor to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The initial proposal, though, would have been the franchise's ideal tale following Avengers: Endgame.

Ramonda (Angela Bassett) became king after Wakanda's sadness at the death of their king was addressed in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and Shuri buried herself in her technological innovations. 

T'Challa would have been one among several characters who vanished for five years following Thanos' snap in Avengers: Infinity War, therefore T'Challa's sadness over lost time would have been the grief Coogler intended to explore in Wakanda Forever. 

Even while Wakanda Forever is undoubtedly one of the best Phase 4 projects, the original tale had the opportunity to explore "the Blip's" repercussions in a way that no other MCU project has.