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    Here's The "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Cast In Their First Roles Vs. Now

    Whatever elixir of life Angela Bassett is drinking, I want a little sip.

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hit theaters last weekend, and fans can't seem to get enough of our Wakandan faves.

    I, too, can't get enough, so I thought I'd do a deep dive into the cast members' histories and pull up some pics from all of their first major roles.

    Here's what I found:

    1. Letitia Wright plays Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Close-up of Shuri in the movie poster

    Here she is in her first major role in the TV series Top Boy in 2011.

    Close-up of Letitia with hoop earrings

    This is Letitia at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Letitia with a close-cropped hairdo and beaded sleeveless top

    And now here's a side-by-side of Letitia at ages 18 and 29.

    2. Lupita Nyong'o plays Nakia in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Close-up of Nakia in movie poster

    Here she is in her first major role in the TV series Shuga in 2009.

    Close-up of Lupita with hoop earrings

    This is Lupita at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Lupita with sleeveless bejeweled outfit

    And now here's a side-by-side of Lupita at ages 26 and 39.

    3. Danai Gurira plays Okoye in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Okoye in movie poster

    Here she is in her first major role in the film My Soul to Take in 2010.

    Danai by a rocky shoreline

    This is Danai at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Close-up of Danai in a lacy outfit with a choker neckline

    And now here's a side-by-side of Danai at ages 32 and 44.

    4. Winston Duke plays M'Baku in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    M'Baku in movie poster

    Here he is in his first major role in the TV series Person of Interest in 2014.

    Close-up of Winston

    This is Winston at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Close-up of Winston in sunglasses

    And now here's a side-by-side of Winston at ages 27 and 35.

    5. Angela Bassett plays Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Ramonda in the movie poster

    Here she is in her first major role in the film Boyz n the Hood in 1991.

    Close-up of Angela

    This is Angela at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Angela in a strapless outfit with a flared, A-line top

    And now here's a side-by-side of Angela at ages 33 and 64.

    6. Tenoch Huerta plays Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Namor in the movie poster

    Here he is in his first major role in the TV series El encanto del águila in 2011.

    Close-up of Tenoch with a thick mustache

    This is Tenoch at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Close-up of Tenoch in a turtleneck

    And now here's a side-by-side of Tenoch at ages 30 and 41.

    7. Martin Freeman plays Everett Ross in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Close-up of Everett Ross in the movie poster

    Here he is in his first major role in the film Love Actually in 2003.

    Martin in a plaid shirt and corduroy jacket

    This is Martin at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Martin in a suit and tie and sunglasses

    And now here's a side-by-side of Martin at ages 32 and 51.

    8. Michaela Coel plays Aneka in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Close-up of Aneka in the movie poster

    Here she is in her first major role in the TV series The Aliens in 2016.

    Close-up of Michaela  with shoulder-length hair

    This is Michaela at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Michaela with close-cropped hair and a sleeveless top

    And now here's a side-by-side of Michaela at ages 29 and 35.

    9. Dominique Thorne plays Riri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

    Close-up of RIri in the movie trailer

    Here she is in her first major role in the film If Beale Street Could Talk in 2018.

    Dominique looking angry

    This is Dominique at the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere in 2022.

    Dominique in a choker necklace, strapless outfit, and long, diaphanous gloves

    And now here's a side-by-side of Dominique at ages 21 and 25.

    Who was your favorite in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Let us know in the comments!