Letitia Wright confirmed whether Shuri will be the new Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Which is directed by Ryan Coogler. He also directed the first Film. The upcoming sequel is set to mark one of the last major projects of MCU Phase 4.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will tell the story of Wakanda’s struggles against various world powers as the nation mourns the loss of King T’Challa. Boseman was first introduced as T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, back in 2016.Captain America: Civil War was passed away in 2020.
Wright’s Shuri played the role in important events of the first Black Panther and many other films like Avengers: Infinity War. In addition to Shuri, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will feature in return a number of other characters from the first film.
Will Shuri Become The New Black Panther?
In the new interview with Empire, Letitia Wright addressed whether Shuri will become the new Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The actor reveals that the idea of Shuri taking up the Black Panther mantle was something that she discussed with Coogler and Boseman when they were making the first film.
Wright doesn’t give a definitive answer, but does say that getting to play Black Panther was “something that [she] really looked forward to.”
Other Characters Could Become the New Black Panther?
Shuri will be the MCU’s new Black Panther. But fans don’t have much longer to wait before Black Panther: Wakanda Forever provides a definitive answer.