Lupita Nyong’o

The world of ‘Black Panther’ is reeling from the loss of King T’Chala. Facing an uncertain future, who will take up the mantle of the Black Panther to defend ‘Wakanda Forever’ from future foes and who is the Cancer in the cast of characters?

Before filming “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” director Ryan Coogler didn’t know how to swim. “A lot of us were raised to have fear of water,” the 36-year-old filmmaker told Variety, admitting his own trepidation and evoking the various reasons Black people have avoided — or ways they’ve been excluded —…

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” arrives in theaters nationwide next month.