Black Panther 2 opens with a moving sequence from T’Challa’s funeral but many wonder why the Avengers aren’t involved in the ceremony.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it has the death of T’Challa as one of the great axes of its plot. The African nation lost its great protector. Then the tape shows us the funeral where Ramonda and Shuri show signs of the blow that the physical loss of this character meant for them, who had earned the admiration of the entire world, even joining the Avengers to face the threat of Thanos.
Remarkably none of the Avengers participated in T’Challa’s farewell ceremony. Not even Bucky Barnes, the Winter Soldier, who had a very special bond with Black Panther who opened the doors of Wakanda for him to lead a life of tranquility after years of service to Hydra as the brainwashed Winter Soldier.
Many wonder where are the Avengers during the funeral of his partner and friend. Keep in mind that Iron Man and Black Widow died as well as Steve Rogers is old enough to go on long journeys. Thor, Valkyrie, Ant-Man, Doctor Strange, and Scarlet Witch are all on their own adventures happening right at this very moment: Phase 4 of the MCU.
The moving goodbye to T’Challa without the Avengers
Spider-Man? Let’s remember that nobody knows the secret identity of the arachnid after what happened in no way home and surely Peter Parker is seeing how to solve his new life. We suspect that he does not have the financial resources to undertake a trip to Wakanda to send off T’Challa as the great king deserves. Hulk may have been off planet Earth, specifically on Sakaar, where he met the son he introduced during the events of She-Hulk.
Captain Marvel, like the Guardians of the Galaxy, may well be a long way from Wakanda. More precisely in outer space, carrying out their own missions without paying much attention to what is happening on our planet. That’s why these characters didn’t appear in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to say goodbye to T’Challa along with his family and the rest of the Wakandans.
Another theory points out that T’Challa had already given notice to his closest circle that he had no intention of reporting his death to the Avengers and the rest of the MCU heroes because he was the king of Wakanda and protector of his people rather than a superhero, so his farewell had to be a ritual in his own nation with the people who were always by his side. Touching!