Letitia Wright Reveals How Shuri Will Deal With T'Challa's Death In BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Letitia Wright Reveals How Shuri Will Deal With T'Challa's Death In BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Actress Letitia Wright has revealed how her character, Shuri, will react to her brother T'Challa's death in Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

By DanielKlissmman - Aug 03, 2022 09:08 AM EST
Source: Black Girl Nerds

Once an extremely secretive project, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's veil of mystery is lifting as its November 2022 release date approaches. Marvel Studios unveiled the film's first trailer at SDCC, providing a first official look at Namor and the new Black Panther. One of the trailer's most noteworthy aspects was its tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who played T'Challa in various MCU installments, including his standalone film in 2018.

The actor's death will be incorporated into the film, and the trailer teased how T'Challa's passing would affect his loved ones, specifically his sister, Shuri (Letitia Wright), who was extremely close to the hero. Recently, Wright provided some insight into how her character will deal with her loss in Wakanda Forever

Speaking with Black Girl Nerds at San Diego Comic-Con, the actress stated: 

"Shuri definitely is consumed with her work. The loss of her brother causes her to be so consumed with her work that she's creating at another level, at a higher level, actually. So, there's so much new technology to look forward to, and I think that's where her sweet spot is at the moment. Like, 'How do I process this?' And she just throws all of her energy — even more so — into technology. So, there's a lot of cool new things to look out for."

Being the one in charge of developing Wakanda's technology, it makes sense for Shuri to dive into her work to cope with her grief. Wakanda is the most technologically advanced nation in the world, and Black Panther showed off several fascinating inventions — all of them from Shuri.

As such, the idea of her creating at "a higher level" presents many exciting possibilities for the kind of innovative technology Wakanda Forever could introduce. The fact that this new tech will be largely motivated by Shuri's grief could also provide an added element of emotional resonance to the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel. 

Regarding the wider MCU, Wright's comments also carry an interesting (possible) implication for Ironheart, the upcoming series premiering on Disney+ in 2023. After a lot of speculation regarding Riri Williams's (Dominique Thorne) role in Wakanda Forever, the film's trailer showed the young superhero in Shur's lab. Given that Shuri will be devoted to her work, it's possible she will come up with some technology for Williams.

Merchandise from the movie showed Riri in a makeshift armor, much more rudimentary than the suit she wears in the comics, which means she will likely receive an upgrade at some point in the future. While it remains to be seen whether said upgrade will come in Wakanda Forever or Ironheart, Wright's comments may point to the possibility of Shuri giving Williams a helping hand with her tech. 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in theaters on November 11, 2022. 

Marvel Studios' SDCC Plans Revealed As Disney Allegedly Faces 1.1TB Hack Which Includes Intel On Future Movies

Marvel Studios' SDCC Plans Revealed As Disney Allegedly Faces 1.1TB Hack Which Includes Intel On Future Movies

BLACK PANTHER Star Letitia Wright Teases Shuri's MCU Return: There's A Lot Coming Up!
Recommended For You:

BLACK PANTHER Star Letitia Wright Teases Shuri's MCU Return: "There's A Lot Coming Up!"

DISCLAIMER: ComicBookMovie.com is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]

ComicBookMovie.com, and/or the user who contributed this post, may earn commissions or revenue through clicks or purchases made through any third-party links contained within the content above.

LSHF - 8/3/2022, 9:08 AM
Well, she could fall into a depression, or whatever "drugs" they use in Wakanda, but it sounds like she is handling it just fine, considering the circumstances.
LSHF - 8/3/2022, 9:33 AM
@Waddles - Good point. I guess there are all types of "drugs".
Scarilian - 8/3/2022, 9:32 AM
She was such a racist, unlikable character in her prior appearances. It makes sense that the leaks imply she's going to get a pep talk from Kilmonger, the racist genocidal maniac.

Unsure why Marvel has fallen so far off the deep end of having all the characters that we should be viewing as heroic instead portrayed as such vile human beings.
DarkeyeZ - 8/3/2022, 9:36 AM
@Scarilian - racist? Killmonger wanted to help his people and you label him racist? lol, damn, they sure brainwashed you at your clan rally.
and calling Shuri racist is just....stupid, but most racists are, and well, you seem to fit that description.
anyways, I went against my rule of not feeding the trolls, so, I'll just say bye now and let you argue with yourself.
Scarilian - 8/3/2022, 9:43 AM
@DarkeyeZ -
I feel the only troll here is yourself trying to defend the main villain of Black Panther who actively wants to commit genocide.

Kilmonger is effectively Black Hitler. He believes his race superior to others, he performs a hostile takeover of his own nation, he intends to invade and conquer because of prejudice against another race. He also has a desire to end the bloodlines of those he hates, such as killing the family and children of anyone he deems a 'colonizer', descendant of a 'colonizer' or associated with a 'colonizer'

Shuri is racist, she shares Kilmonger's view of white people being colonizers and actively insults anyone who is non-Wakandan such as Everett Ross and Bruce Banner. She has a sense of superiority about her that makes her treat everyone around her poorly.
Scarilian - 8/3/2022, 9:51 AM
Furthering the comparison. Kilmonger acts as a mirror to the extreme isolationist viewpoints of Wakanda which T'Challa quickly identifies as the wrong option. By excluding the rest of the world it led to the ideology of everyone else being inferior which most notably appeared with the "colonizers" remark.

Being an isolationist country was causing them to become like Kilmonger. T'Challa recognized this evil disgusting mindset was caused by them shutting themselves off from the outside world and set about trying to change it.

The main hero in the movie acknowledged that viewing white people as colonizers was bad so he's actively remarking on Shuri being bad for doing so even if he does not directly tell her.
bobevanz - 8/3/2022, 10:27 AM
@Scarilian - go outside
DTor91 - 8/3/2022, 10:28 AM
@Scarilian - One movie with implications on what really happened throughout history is enough to bother you and get this out of you…..imagine being a Black person and having nothing but centuries of hardship and autonomy taken away just for being Black.

But oh my god she said colonizer! How will you continue in life?!

TheVengeance - 8/3/2022, 12:03 PM
@Scarilian - agreed
TheVengeance - 8/3/2022, 12:04 PM
@DarkeyeZ - Kilmonger was racist 😆
TheVengeance - 8/3/2022, 12:06 PM
@bobevanz - his intelligent reply warrants this?
GhostDog - 8/3/2022, 9:35 AM
OmegaDaGrodd - 8/3/2022, 9:35 AM
Would not surprise me at all if this leads to her using the energy daggers if she becomes Black Panther. That always felt like something they could tie to technology (or a good thematic route to take if they go the mystical angle)
DarkeyeZ - 8/3/2022, 9:40 AM
it'd be cool if she does end up becoming Black Panther, but at the same time, she just seems a bit to small for the role.
GhostDog - 8/3/2022, 9:44 AM
Whoever the Panther is, they’re gonna look damn good. I love the gold-tinged suit
Scarilian - 8/3/2022, 9:52 AM
@GhostDog -
It's Shuri, after getting a pep-talk from Kilmonger - hence the gold.
DarkeyeZ - 8/3/2022, 9:52 AM
@GhostDog - Killmonger had a gold-tinged suit when he was the Black Panther.
GhostDog - 8/3/2022, 9:56 AM
@DarkeyeZ - here there’s more defined and thicker gold all around the suit whereas Killmonger had thin lines; besides his necklace.

I like how more prominent it appears to be here
bkmeijer1 - 8/3/2022, 11:01 AM
This explanation almost makes me think she won't actually be the new Black Panther, but instead she'll try to look for a way to keep Black Panther going another way (maybe as LMD?). She's probably just gonna end up in the suit herself though.
knomad - 8/3/2022, 11:12 AM
I think DC has stolen at least a little of Marvel's thunder on one front. In Superman & Lois, one of the regulars now is Natalie Irons, Steel's daughter. She's a young, black, female technical genius who ends up as an armored hero. It's almost a direct copy of Ironheart.
MosquitoFarmer - 8/4/2022, 8:21 AM
The theaters are going to be pouring tears when this is released. At the end, when it says For Chadwick, I'm gonna lose it myself.
View Recorder