Xbox and Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Empowers Heroes in Gaming and STEM
Black Panther he is one of the most culturally impactful heroes of our generation, embodying technological innovation, courageous leadership, and black excellence, all values that resonate deeply with the Xbox community. To celebrate the November 11th theatrical release of Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated sequel, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”Xbox aims to inspire a new generation of heroes to innovate, build and carve out a space for themselves in the gaming and STEM industries.
Xbox offers interactive experiences inspired by the new film, while amplifying diverse voices in the fields of technology and games. In the spirit of the Xbox brand platform, Power Your Dreams, we kick off with a drone presentation high in the night sky narrated by Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, the princess of Wakanda and chief scientist of the Wakandan Design Group, the fan favorite, reminding us that each of us has the potential to power our dreams. The show will direct attendees to the official Xbox microsite themed “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at xbox.com/wakanda-forever, where consumers can explore more information about the film and exclusive Xbox promotions.
“Partnering with Xbox is an opportunity to show women the power of growth within our respective crafts, whether you’re a designer, gamer or actress,” said Letitia Wright, Lead Actress. “In many ways, my character Shuri and I have grown up together. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” allowed me to expand as an actor while Shuri grew into her role as the princess of Wakanda and chief scientist for the Wakandan Design Group. Shuri, along with all Wakandans, will have to endure change and embrace the next chapter in Wakanda.”
The site will feature limited-time giveaways including custom movie-themed Xbox console kits inspired by the iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute and the Black Panther hero outfit, custom controller stands including replica Kimoyo beads, and custom charms from Sterling silver. Budding innovators will also be able to participate in a new movie-inspired MakeCode curriculum, where users can learn to code for their own “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”-themed playable activity. These hardware and software exclusives will also be available to fans and students around the world and through Microsoft’s NTA programs that work with more than 1,900 black social enterprises and nonprofit organizations.
Xbox has brought an all-star roster to its “Wakanda Forever” activations to celebrate the film’s release, including:
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” lead actress Letitia Wright, who portrays fan-favorite Shuri, the princess of Wakanda and chief scientist for the Wakandan Design Group, will offer inspiration and encouragement in a series of videos.
On November 7, Professor Jacoby DuBose will deliver the first Wakanda-inspired HBCU Lecture at Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts, expanding the MakeCode curriculum and participating in a panel of game innovators. Blacks and STEM with the entire conference broadcast live on Project Amplify University social media, tapping into Black professionals within Xbox and the gaming industry to share their personal origin stories, tips and teachings to inspire a more equitable STEM space .
The message of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is for everyone. That’s why Microsoft is partnering with five creators to hold private screenings across the United States beginning November 11, giving underrepresented youth in local communities the chance to dream and see themselves as the future of tech. . Fans will have the opportunity to interact with creators, learn more about the MakeCode platform, experience unique and memorable moments of celebration, and win consoles and accessories inspired by Xbox’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Together, these digital activations and experiences are designed to empower underrepresented groups to realize the promise of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” by pursuing opportunities in game creation, math, science, engineering, and more.
About Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight for Protect your nation from the world powers that intervene after the death of King T’Challa. As the people of Wakanda struggle to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Featuring Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden underwater nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, opens in US theaters on November 11, 2022.