Having already seen Black Panther earlier this week, I can tell without a doubt that one of the film’s biggest standouts is Letitia Wright’s Shuri. The character is sure to become a fan-favorite following the film’s release in a few weeks and we’re sure to see more of the character in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But what might that future hold?
Speaking with ComicBook about the film, Wright was asked about her thoughts on Shuri getting her own spin-off film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the actress didn’t completely shoot down the idea, Letitia Wright is clearly more interested getting everyone back together for a Black Panther sequel at the moment:
“That’s the kindest thing an interviewer has ever asked me. I hope, whenever the time is right, if it’s meant to happen, I would happily do it. But you can’t have a Shuri movie without T’Challa and you can’t have a Shuri movie without Ramonda and Nakia and the rest of the Dora Milaje and Okoye. So, I guess, the question is: when can we have Black Panther 2?”
There was a period of time in the comics where Shuri actually donned the mantle of the Black Panther herself. But would Letitia Wright be interested in going that route if Marvel wanted to explore that in the future? When asked by the outlet Wright did entertain the idea but seemed more interested in sticking with the direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently taking the character.
“If that’s meant to happen then why not? But my thing is: where we meet her now in the Marvel Universe, she’s young, she’s preparing, she’s just into technology, she’s creating, she’s just really fun and really focused on that. So, if that’s meant to happen, then cool, but at the moments, hey, man, Chadwick [Boseman] is killing as Black Panther! I’m happy to help out with the gadgets for now. If that’s meant to be, it’ll be, but he’s amazing as Black Panther.”
It’s likely going to be hard to comment on the majority of the above as most people have yet to see the film but let us know what you think about Wright’s comments in the section below.
Black Panther opens in theaters on February 16, 2018.
10 Characters That Need To Be Avengers In Marvel’s Phase Four
Avengers: Infinity War arrives this year, and will be followed by a currently untitled fourth Avengers film that will close off Phase 3 and will mark a new chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In Phase 4 it is safe to say audiences will meet a new roster of the Avengers.
Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception, as their individual films have guided lead audiences into each Avengers film. But with the next two Avengers film it is safe to say the curtain will set for those three. That means the Avengers as audiences know them will change dramatically. This means the team will need some new members, ones that will make a big impression to fill the shoes of their predecessors.
While the status of other founding members like the Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye and more up in the air right now, part of the fun in the Avengers comics is the ever-changing roster. The latest roster for the Avengers needs to make a statement. This isn’t the same old Avengers, this is the beginning of a new chapter. Some characters should be upgraded, others will take center stage as the new tentpole franchises, and the Avengers will be new.
Here are the ten characters that should make up the roster for Marvel’s New Avengers. Click Next to get started!