Letitia Wright’s Shuri Rumoured To Take Over From T’Challa In ‘Black Panther 2’
Marvel Studios has some difficult decisions to make about the Black Panther franchise after Chadwick Boseman’s tragic death. With his beloved character T’Challa alive at the end of Avengers: Endgame, they have to figure out how to handle Boseman’s passing in the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. One option is to bring Letitia Wright’s Shuri front and center – and that could extend way beyond Black Panther 2.
The most viable option will be to have T’Challa die off screen and pass down the Black Panther mantle to another character. The obvious candidate would be Wright’s Shuri. And the rumors swirling around Hollywood indicate this is the choice Marvel will make.
Marvel’s plans for Shuri go beyond ‘Black Panther 2’ Fans theorized long before Boseman’s passing that Shuri would eventually become the next Black Panther. Some thought it would happen as early as Avengers: Endgame. But, most were sure it would happen sometime in Black Panther 2 or Black Panther 3.
The ongoing theory is that T’Challa would retire as Black Panther to become the full-time king of Wakanda. In addition to taking over the lead in Black Panther 2, sources say that Shuri will also be part of the New Avengers.