2020 will be the first year without a Marvel Studios film in theaters since 2009, but a new Marvel Cinematic Universe book, The Wakanda Files, is here to help fill the void.
Focusing on what Shuri has been up to in Wakanda these past few years, one big revelation comes in the form of T'Challa's sister having found a way to recreate the Heart-Shaped Herb. Erik Killmonger destroyed them during the events of Black Panther after ingesting one and taking the throne for himself, effectively making T'Challa the final Black Panther after the villain's demise.
Shuri has found a way to create a synthetic version, and is even considering added Vibranium to it.
That would lead to whoever ingests it also gaining the power of that mysterious element, a potential game-changer for the MCU moving forward.
After the tragic death of actor Chadwick Boseman, it's unclear what Marvel Studios has planned for Black Panther 2 and the hero's franchise, but Letitia Wright's Shuri inheriting the mantle isn't outside the realm of possibility. If that's the case, then this tie-in book may have just explained how she is granted the powers of the Black Panther.
If this book is any indication, taking Shuri down that path was always going to be the plan in the MCU.
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