Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will introduce a new Black Panther in the MCU and Letitia Wright has offered a response to rumors it may be her character Shuri behind the mask.
Following the passing of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman in 2020, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been conceived as a film that will honor his legacy in the MCU and pass on the mantle of the Black Panther.
While at first it wasn’t clear whether the new film would introduce a new Black Panther, or would simply focus on other characters in Wakanda, the first trailer for Wakanda Forever confirms someone else is indeed putting on the Panther suit and many fans believe it is Letitia Wright’s Shuri.
Who Is The New Black Panther?
Following the unveiling of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever trailer at San Diego Comic-Con, Letitia Wright was asked whether she would be taking over as Marvel’s new Black Panther.
Technically, Shuri seems like the natural successor to the Black Panther mantle. The role has traditionally been passed from father to son, but as T’Challa had no children, his next-closest living relative would be Shuri.
When asked by MTV News if she was Marvel’s new Black Panther, Letitia Wright played coy, telling fans they would just have to wait and see:
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, but November 11th, you get your ticket.”
A few other names have been thrown around by fans as potential successors to the Black Panther title, including Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Danai Gurira’s Okoye and some fans even suspect Michael B. Jordan could be back as Erik Killmonger to reclaim the Black Panther mantle, as unlikely as his return may seem.
Here is the synopsis for the first Black Panther film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the MCU film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming MCU film, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content.
Source: MTV News