‘Black Panther’: Ryan Coogler Says Shuri Is On Par With Tony Stark

Black Panther ShuriIt looks like Tony Stark might have an equally cunning and intelligent counterpart over in Wakanda. Sitting down with Entertainment Weekly, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige broke down the film’s first trailer. One moment Coogler called out in particular was the glimpse we got of Letitia Wright’s Princess Shuri (pictured above).

Coogler says the character is more than just a Wakandan fighter – she’s also a brilliant scientist.

Wright’s Princess Shuri character is not only a fighter but a brilliant scientist, on par with Iron Man’s Tony Stark, Coogler says. She has spent her life researching and experimenting with Vibranium, and these twin blasters are just one of her devices.

Coogler’s words reflect something Wright recently said of her character. The actress called out Shuri’s love of technology and her innovative mind, celebrating her as a role model for young women.

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Here’s the official synopsis:

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther will be in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

12 Highlights From The ‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer

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Black Panther

This past Friday, after previously seeing the first poster for Black Panther, the main event came later that night. While we watched the NBA Finals, hoping to see the Warrior sweep the Cavs (Lebron wasn’t having any of that), fans were treated to the teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther. Shortly afterward, the trailer was released online for everyone’s consumption.

Pretty much for the next 24 hours, the teaser has been endlessly viewed and talked about on social media as well as in person. The trailer was incredibly exciting, fun, fresh, and everything fans of the character have hoped for ever since he was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War. We got to see T’challa, the Dora Milaje, and countless other goodies to introduce us to the world of Wakanda. The movie, with a 90% African/African American cast, will be a superhero first and give audiences something completely brand new. Hardcore fans and newbies alike were very excited for what’s in store for the new film, so let’s take a deeper look.

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  • John Q Public

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! What a flop! This film is racist. How is this racist might you ask? The title, the cast, the music, the name Black Panther all scream black supremacy! Imagine how the public would react if you had a white supremacist character, all white cast, fighting against non-whites breaking into their homeland, playing death metal..gfto Hollywood needs to add more people that lack color for this to be on par with equality. As far as the LGBTQYTFSDGE…etc representation goes…they nailed it, as this entire concept is about as gay as you can get! LMAO!

    • Axxell

      I can tell you’re mentally retarded…