Black Panther: Who is Zuri, the character of Forest Whitaker?
Apparently very briefly in the trailer of Black Panther, Zuri, the character of Forest Whitaker immediately seemed to us quite mysterious. So who is it actually?
There were some crazy pictures in the black Panther’s trailer ! Between the waterfalls made by T’Challa ( Chadwick Boseman ), the stunning landscapes of the Wakanda and the presence of the impressive Dora Milaje, we took full the mirettes. So much so that some less flashy details at first a little escaped our attention. So start with the silhouette of Forest Whitaker, barely recognizable under its layer of make-up tribal, wrapped in a kind of purple dress of the most beautiful effect. Yet his character, who replied to the name of Zuri, appeared in a rather mysterious scene, Leaning on something – something that is perhaps related to the Mystic Grass from which Black Panther derives his powers? – and wrapped in smoke. Of what, inevitably, to ask a few questions, the main being: but who is Zuri? And well know, the meltynauts, that the character of Forest Whitaker does a little office … Obi-Wan of the film !
And yes, Zuri would actually be a kind of spiritual figure in charge of guiding T’Challa on the right track . Or, at least, as described by Ryan Coogler, the director of the film. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, following the dissemination of the trailer, the director explained : ” In a way, it represents a spiritual figure or a spiritual figure. In comics, spirituality is something Very much present at the Wakanda, and we wanted to show some elements of it in the film … The character of Forest [Whitaker], more than anything else, is a major link with T’Challa’s father. Counts a lot to guide it . ” You would have understood it, Now that his father has died and he finds himself occupying the sovereignty of the Wakanda, T’Challa hopes to benefit from the advice of Zuri to be at the same time a good king and a good man. And, as the trailer of the film told us, being both at once is far from obvious! With a little chance, however, he will succeed in combining the two, relying both on his own teachings, whether delivered by Zuri or not, and on his Black Panther powers to bring order and Justice ! What do you think ? He will succeed in combining the two, relying both on his own teachings, whether delivered by Zuri or not, and on his powers of Black Panther in order to bring order and justice! What do you think ? He will succeed in combining the two, relying both on his own teachings, whether delivered by Zuri or not, and on his powers of Black Panther in order to bring order and justice! What do you think ?