Winston Duke Confirms His Return As M’Baku In ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

In news that should surprise nobody, Winston Duke has confirmed to Collider that he will return as M’Baku in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The actor didn’t go into details on what the Man-Ape will be doing, but does talk about what it was like to read the script following the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman…

“It was very emotional to read the script. It was emotional to pack to go back to set. But we’re all a bit of a family now and we grieve together, and we’re making something really special,” said Duke.

Filming is taking place now in Atlanta, and so far nothing has been spoiled about the sequel’s storyline. The big question fans have now is who will be the new Black Panther? Will it be T’Challa’s brilliant sister Shuri? Maybe a reborn Killmonger? Would anyone be surprised if maybe M’Baku honors his former enemy by taking up the mantle, even for a brief time?  I wouldn’t. With rumors that Tenoch Huerta (The Forever Purge) is playing Namor, it’s clear Wakanda will need their champion ready for the biggest fight they’ve ever faced.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens July 8th 2022.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.