Letitia Wright Talks Shuri Taking Black Panther Mantle

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After the events of Marvel‘s Avengers: Infinity War, the fate of many Wakandans were called into question. With what happened to T’Challa, fans have assumed that his sister Shuri, assuming she’s still alive, might inherit the mantle of Black Panther, as well as the throne.


At MCM London Comic Con, Letitia Wright recently spoke about the possibility of her character taking the iconic mantle:


“If the opportunity came about, then why not? It would be comic book accurate. Yeah, that would be amazing. It means more training, more learning and it would really be an amazing adventure. Shuri becomes a savage in the comic books. From going to comedic and fun and like a kid – to then just pulling out some claws. I’m excited.”

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Obviously, T’Challa will probably come back in time for the untitled Black Panther 2, but it’s very possible that Shuri takes over in his absence for Avengers 4. Even if that doesn’t happen, perhaps someday, when T’Challa retires, Shuri could take up the mantle. We’ll have to wait and find out.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Infinity War stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Danai Gurira, Peter Dinklage, Benedict Wong, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Gwyneth Paltrow, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Chris Pratt.


As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

Black Panther is now available on Blu-ray and Digital! Avengers: Infinity War is now playing, while the Untitled Avengers 4 hits theaters on May 3rd, 2019.


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