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Letitia Wright teases return of ‘Black Panther’ character Shuri in MCU

Wright is looking forward to the release of her film Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot.

Letitia Wright (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ESSENCE)

By: Mohnish Singh

Actress Letitia Wright wants to continue playing her popular Black Panther character Shuri in upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe projects.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) saw Wright’s Shuri take forward the legacy of 2018’s original movie Black Panther in the aftermath of the fictional African kingdom Wakanda’s loss of its beloved king T’Challa, a tweak in the script following lead star Chadwick Boseman’s death from colon cancer in 2020.

In an appearance on The View chat show, Wright called Shuri “one of my favourite characters”.

“Let’s just say… I would like to continue with Shuri. She’s one of my favourite characters, such a blessing, honestly, I kid you not. I’m so grateful for her,” she said.

Asked if a third installment of Black Panther was under development, the actress said, “There’s a lot coming up.”

In 2018’s Black Panther, Wright was introduced as Shuri, a brilliant tech wiz, the princess of Wakanda, and T’Challa’s younger sister.

The character has since appeared in three MCU films Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Wright is looking forward to the release of her film Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot.

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