Xbox and Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Empower Heroes in Gaming and STEM

Black Panther is one of the most culturally influential heroes of our generation, representing technological innovation, courageous leadership, and black excellence – all values ​​that resonate deeply within 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 create space for themselves in the entertainment industries. game and STEM.

Xbox delivers interactive experiences inspired by the new movie, while amplifying diverse voices across technology and gaming. In the spirit of Xbox’s branded platform, Power Your Dreams, we begin with a drone presentation high in the night sky narrated by Letitia Wright who plays Shuri, Wakanda’s fan-favorite princess and lead scientist of the Wakandan Design Group, reminding us that we each have the potential to fuel our dreams. The program will direct participants to the official Xbox “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”-themed microsite at xbox.com/wakanda-forever, where consumers can find more information about the movie and exclusive Xbox promotions.

“Collaborating with Xbox is an opportunity to show women the power to grow in our respective professions, whether you’re a designer, gamer or actress,” said lead actress Letitia Wright. “In many ways, my character Shuri and I have grown together. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ has allowed me to develop as an actor while Shuri has grown into her role as the princess of Wakanda and the lead scientist of the Wakandan Design Group Shuri, along with all Wakandans, will have to endure change and embrace the next chapter of Wakanda.

The site will offer limited-time freebies including custom movie-themed Xbox console kits inspired by the iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute and Black Panther hero costume, custom controller stands, which come with replica Kimoyo beads and personalized sterling charms. Budding innovators will also be able to participate in an all-new, movie-inspired MakeCode program, where users can learn how to write code for their own “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”-themed playable activity. These hardware and software exclusives will also be made 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 nonprofits.

Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Asset

Xbox has brought a list of stars to its “Wakanda Forever” activations to celebrate the film’s release, including:

  • Main actress of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Letitia Wrightwho plays fan-favorite character Shuri – the Princess of Wakanda and Lead Scientist of the Wakandan Design Group – will offer inspiration and encouragement in a series of videos
  • On November 7, Professor Jacoby DuBose will deliver the first-ever Wakanda-inspired HBCU lecture from Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University, where he will develop the MakeCode curriculum and participate in a panel of black games and STEM innovators with the entire lecture broadcast live live on the University’s social networks
  • Amplify the projecttapping into black Xbox and gaming industry professionals to share their personal origin stories, tips and lessons to inspire a more equitable STEM space

Xbox has teamed up with five creators to buy up theaters across America and hold free local screenings of the film starting Nov. 11. Local screenings will have reserved seats for young people from underserved communities; By introducing this film to the next generation of young heroes, Xbox aims to create more equitable access for diverse students and empower them, just as “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will inspire them on screen. Participants will also have the chance to experience the MakeCode platform and win consoles and accessories inspired by Xbox’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

Xbox console hero image from Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Together, these digital activations and experiences are designed to empower underrepresented groups to fulfill the promise of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” by pursuing opportunities in game making, 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 to protect their nation from world powers intervening in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive 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 chart a new course for the kingdom of Wakanda. Featuring Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea 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, will be released in US theaters on November 11, 2022.

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