Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s newest trailer gave us our first look of Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda and by the looks of it, Shuri has stepped into her brother’s shoes. The tech enthusiast sister who was often seen pulling T’Challa’s leg and messing around with her brother in a much lively manner would now be responsible for wearing the cowl that is meant to be the symbol of the people of Wakanda.
This reveal has contradicted many fans who had believed that Killmonger would be returning to the franchise after his death in the first movie to take on the role of Black Panther. Fans of Killmonger and M’Baku would now have to embrace Shuri as their new superhero.
Black Panther’s Legacy Passes On To The Next In Line For The Throne; Shuri
There has been a long ongoing debate of whether or not Black Panther as T’Challa should be recast or should his suit be passed down to someone else worthy of it. By the looks of it, the MCU seems to have made its decision by giving this legacy to T’Challa’s sister, Shuri.
Shuri made her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther and then continued to make witty comments in Avengers: Infinity War as well as making an appearance in the sequel to the movie. Now the character will once again be seen played by Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Although it has merely been hinted, it can safely be said that Killmonger or M’Baku would not be inheriting the legacy, instead, the fun-loving personality of Shuri might just find a new sense of responsibility within herself.
In the wise words of Ben Parker, “with great power comes great responsibility;” and Shuri might just learn what the phrase means.
The Fans React To Seeing Letitia Wright As Black Panther
The latest trailer of the movie has created a lot of opinions to fly around social media. Twitter itself has found numerous people either sharing their love for Shuri or Wright. While many also express their dismay due to them not being able to see the character they expected to see as their new Black Panther.
FINALLY Y'ALL CAN SHUT UP ABOUT KILLMONGER AND M'BAKU BEING THE BLACK PANTHER. IT'S OBVIOUSLY SHURI
— T'Challa Stan (@KhameekJ03) October 3, 2022
There have also been questions on whether or not Letitia Wright would be the right choice however in the end the character and the actor are not the same people. There had been a raging conflict regarding the matter of who is to take on the legacy and Shuri has been seen with the mantle within the comics as well, so to see the same in the movies also fits right to many.
Shuri was always gonna be Black Panther idk why everyone was saying it was gonna be people like M'Baku or Killmonger pic.twitter.com/ftNEecsjN3
— Cooldoge67 (@Cooldoge67) October 3, 2022
The inability for many to think Shuri is not capable to be black Panther in the next movie is downright misogynoir! To such a degree that they ignore comics and try to say they should’ve brought killmonger back or recasted tchalla
— uncle johnny’s pumps (@johnnywave_) October 3, 2022
Many fans choose to believe that this anointment is only temporary and will be taken over by someone else by the end of the movie. Whether that may be the case or not, by whatever the trailer has released, Shuri will be the one we get to see as Black Panther initially.
M’Baku becomes BP at the very end. Sorry pal
— Jamie (@Jamie63733794) October 3, 2022
Nothing can truly be confirmed until the release of the movie which would be on 11th November 2022. Until then the speculations will continue further on who Black Panther is and the fans would have to sit back and wait for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to finally confirm their theories.
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