While the new leader of Wakanda is still unknown, Feige previously expressed interest in giving more screen time to Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, and Danai Gurira, who portrays Okoye. "I think Shuri's astounding, and you'll see much more of her in our universe," Feige told Entertainment Weekly in March 2018. "Okoye, I think I'd watch three action films just Okoye. I'm not saying we're doing that, but I'm saying that we're intrigued by them."
There's also been some speculation that Michael B. Jordan – who played Erik Stevens, aka Killmonger, in the original — will play some part, despite his onscreen death. In May 2018, Metro reported: "They're still yet to decide if Michael B Jordan will return in some capacity but if he doesn't it's likely [Childish] Gambino may play some kind of villain." That's especially interesting, considering Donald Glover (who uses Childish Gambino as his musical stage name) already made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Aaron Davis. In April, Jordan admitted that it's unlikely he'll return for the second film, but he's also not ruling it out entirely. "Never say never," he said on SiriusXM's Jess Cagle Show. "I can't predict the future."