Published on November 5th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

NEWS from Marvel Studios “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” & Xbox

In case you missed it, Xbox and Marvel Studios have joined forces, along with actress Letitia Wright, to inspire a new generation of heroes like Wakanda’s Chief Scientist Shuri played by the actress, to innovate and create through immersive activations, digital experiences, coding initiatives, custom hardware and accessories and people that represent achievement in STEM. Please find details below.

Custom Black Panther-Inspired Xbox Hardware

Together with Marvel Studios, Xbox has created film-themed custom Xbox consoles inspired by the iconic Wakandan salute, custom controller holders, bundled with replica Kimoyo beads and custom sterling charms. These custom consoles and accessories are available to win on Xbox’s Twitter and will be featured on the official “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” themed Xbox microsite at, where consumers can enter the limited-time only giveaways, explore more information on the film and exclusive Xbox promotions.

MakeCode Curriculum

Budding innovators can participate in a brand new MakeCode curriculum inspired by the film, where users learn how to write code for their own playable “Black Panther” themed game. These hardware and software exclusives will be made available globally to fans and students and through Microsoft’s NTA programs that work with 1900+ Black social enterprises and non-profits.

Community Theater Buy-Outs

Beginning November 11, Microsoft is teaming up with five Creators to host private screenings across the United States giving under-resourced youth an opportunity to dream and see themselves as the future of tech innovators. Fans will have a chance to interact with creators, learn more about MakeCode, and experience unique and memorable moments of celebration.

Wakandan HBCU Lecture

On November 7, Xbox will host Professor Jacoby DuBose to deliver the very first Wakandan HBCU Lecture from Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts where he will expand on the MakeCode curriculum and take part in a panel of Black gaming and STEM innovators. This lecture will be streamed live on the University’s social channels.

Starry Drone Video

Xbox will launch a special drone presentation high in the night sky narrated by actress Letitia Wright, reminding us that just like Black Panther in the film series, we each have the potential to power our dreams. The program will point participants to the official “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” themed Xbox microsite at

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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