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By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor
Yesterday, Marvel Studios posted a short clip on their social media, seemingly confirming that Rihanna will be a part of the soundtrack for the studio’s upcoming film, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
In the clip, the film’s title comes into view, previously seen in recent trailers and promotion art. Then, the camera zooms into the R in “Forever” as the rest of the title fades away, hinting that Marvel will reveal another surprise alongside the film this Friday, which fans believe to be where Rihanna comes in.
Meanwhile, the post’s caption didn’t give any hints that the singer was involved with the film, yet it did include a staring eyes emoji and the hashtag #WakandaForever’). The clip also had no musical accompaniment.
Various sources have also claimed Rihanna is part of the soundtrack after reports last Tuesday said the singer recorded two songs for the film, one being for the ending credits, similar to the franchise’s first movie when Kendrick Lamar and SZA teamed up for “All The Stars.”
If reports are true, this will be Rihanna’s first musical appearance in six years since her last album, “ANTI,” which dropped in 2016. This new update also comes after the singer recently announced she’d be headlining the Super Bowl Half-Time Show next February.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” comes out Nov. 11 in the United States.