“Killmonger Fans Can Shut Up, Shuri Is Black Panther Now”: Letitia Wright Fans Rejoice as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Trailer Hints Shuri Takes Over Chadwick Boseman’s Mantle

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever The latest trailer gave us our first look at Black Panther, the protector of Wakanda and, at first glance, Shuri took the place of his brother. The tech-loving sister who was often seen pulling T’Challa’s leg and having some very lively fun with her brother would now be responsible for wearing the hood that’s supposed to be the symbol of the people of Wakanda.

Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018).
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018)

This revelation contradicted many fans who thought Killmonger would return to the franchise after his death in the first film to take on the role of Black Panther. Killmonger and M’Baku fans should now adopt Shuri as their new superhero.

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Black Panther’s legacy passes on to the throne; shuri

There has been a long ongoing debate about whether Black Panther as T’Challa should be recast or if his costume should be passed on to someone else worthy of it. On the face of it, the MCU seems to have made up its mind in giving this legacy to T’Challa’s sister, Shuri.

Shuri made her first appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Black Panther then continued to make witty comments in Avengers: Infinity War as well as making an appearance in the film’s sequel. Now the character will once again be seen played by Letitia Wright in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Shuri imagined as the next Black Panther.
Shuri imagined as the next Black Panther.

Although it’s just been hinted, it’s safe to say Killmonger or M’Baku wouldn’t inherit the legacy, instead Shuri’s fun-loving personality just might find a new sense of responsibility in her- same.

In the wise words of Ben Parker, “with great power comes great responsibility;” and Shuri might just learn what the phrase means.

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Fans react to seeing Letitia Wright as Black Panther

The latest trailer for the film has sparked a lot of opinions on social media. Twitter itself found plenty of people sharing their love for Shuri or Wright. While many are also expressing their dismay as they cannot see the character they expected to see as their new Black Panther.

There was also discussion about whether or not Letitia Wright would be the right choice, but in the end, the character and the actor aren’t the same people. There had been a raging dispute over who should take on the inheritance and Shuri was also seen with the mantle in the comics, so seeing the same in the movies suits many as well.

Many fans choose to believe that this anointing is only temporary and will be taken over by someone else by the end of the film. Whether that’s the case or not, regardless of the trailer release, Shuri will be the one we’ll initially see as Black Panther.

Nothing can really be confirmed until the film is released on November 11, 2022. Until then, speculation will continue on who Black Panther is and fans will have to sit and wait. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to finally confirm their theories.

See also: ‘She’s Targeted Because She’s Black’: Black Panther 2 Star Letitia Wright Gains Fan Support Amid Controversial Stance That Nearly Canceled Film, Holds Ant-Man Star Evangeline Lilly to Account for Same views

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