Ever since the trailer release of the trailer of Black Panther 2, fans have been guessing who would take on the mantle of Black Panther. One person that fans took as the best successor for Black Panther, was Letitia Wright’s Shuri. The princess of Wakanda and the younger sister of King T’Chall would be the perfect candidate for the role. However, after the trailer release, there were speculations that fans would see more than one Black Panther in the film.
With the first screening before its release, reviews of the film are pouring in. Although critics have some remarks about how the film could have been better, it still leaves a good impression. The film follows Wakanda struggling with the loss of its king. And things get worse as the nation starts facing challenges from the outside world and the underwater kingdom of Talocan.
Letitia Wright Stands Out in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
According to the reviews available, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever serves as an effective and emotional farewell to Chadwick Boseman. The film effectively portrays the loss of king T’Challa for Wakanda and Chadwick Boseman for the studio.
While the whole cast of the film did an amazing job with their characters, critics have praised Letitia Wright’s Shuri for her performance. After the loss of her brother Shuri steps up to be the next Black Panther in the sequel. Critics have praised the Black Panther star for being a supporting character to the entire emotional focal point of the sequel.
The reviews also point out that the film mostly follows her emotional journey. The character arc shows how she grows up following the death of her brother and father. The film also receives great performance from the rest of the cast as well.
Critics have praised Danai Gurira as Okoye, Winston Duke’s M’Baku, and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, who ends up supporting Shuri through the most personal parts of her journey.
Fans Say Letitia Wright Deserves the World
With her amazing performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Letitia Wright has impressed the critics. Everyone who expected to see the Aisha star as Black Panther is excited to see the actress in the role.
Letitia Wright deserves the world!
— Brigerton (@Brigerton22) November 8, 2022
Except literally everyone knows she’s the new panther
— Ahmad Khalaf (@grenussy) November 8, 2022
So she’s the new black panther
— Zelos Sports (@Zelos__Sports) November 8, 2022
I cannot wait to see this movie Friday 🥰
— Nicole Becker (@Crazy4OReilly90) November 9, 2022
As fans are getting ready to see the movie, many are not happy with the spoiler that Shuri would be the new Black Panther. However, others have also claimed that the reviews and critics mention her great performance, but none mention such information.
Critics Ask For More of These Characters
Another person who had a special connection with T’Challa was Nakia. Lupita Nyong’o played T’Challa’s love interest in the 2018 film. However, critics have pointed out that makers should also have focused on her as much as they did on other characters.
The reviews mention that Nakia makes a late entry in Wakanda Forever. However, the character still facilitates some memorable moments in the movie’s second half. Although she and Shuri share some emotional moments, it is not as deep as Shuri and Queen Ramonda’s bond.
Another character is Winston Duke’s M’Baku. M’Baku’s character arc is also impressive. However, critics point out that makers could have included more of him.
Black Panther 2 also sets up the future projects that MCU is planning. It introduces Dominique Thorne as Iron Heart, who is set to feature in Disney+’s Iron Heat series.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to release on November 11, 2022.