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When Does Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Take Place In The MCU Timeline? Explained

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever continues the story of the Vibranium-rich country. But which year are the events set?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was released on Nov. 11, after the death of star Chadwick Boseman caused a lot of uncertainty around the MCU film. As it turned out, the movie incorporated this in its own way by featuring a one-year time skip following T’Challa’s demise. But considering Thanos’ Snap and the five-year Blip, many will be wondering when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes place in the MCU timeline. Here’s the answer.

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Which Year Does Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Story Take Place?

According to producer Nate Moore, the events of the movie are set after Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Spider-Man: No Way Home. This clearly indicates that the MCU’s timeline is now set in 2025, seven years after Thanos’ Snap. 

Shang-Chi took place around mid-2024 while Spider-Man: No Way Home ended around Christmas of the same year. As a result, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever takes place in 2025, with its intro set a year prior in 2024. The mid-credits scene gives further evidence with the reveal of T’Challa’s son, who was born prior to the events of Avengers: Infinity War, as Nakia is mentioned to have left Wakanda by then. The film currently sits right at the end of the MCU’s timeline until Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantamania presumably takes things further.

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