Letitia Wright, who plays the role of Shuri in Black Panther and its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever told that the character’s journey allowed her to grieve, cry, laugh, and gain strength that she never thought. Speaking to Empire, Wright told “Shuri’s journey has allowed me to grieve, to cry, to laugh, and to gain strength that I never thought I could ever have.” she added, “Trials and tribulations make you who you are. You either fold or you get up and go again. I feel like Shuri kept looking at me every day, asking me if I was gonna fold or go again. And I just kept going until healing started to happen for me.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to hit the theaters on November 11, 2022, as the final movie in MCU’s phase 5. Ryan Coogler is returning to direct the sequel with a script written by Joe Robert Cole. The plot follows, the Awakening of The ruler of Talocan Namor, against the Wakanda nation after T’Challa’s death. The leaders of the kingdom of Wakanda fight to protect their nation from invading forces.
When asking about Who Will The Next Black Panther? Wright told “That’s a tricky question to answer,” says Wright. It is, however, a notion she once discussed a few years ago. “I had a chat about it with Ryan and Chad when we were making Black Panther, and we touched on it briefly,” she recalls. “When I realized I was playing Shuri, it was something that I really looked forward to.” Whatever happens next, she’ll always be Wakanda’s coolest princess.
The film stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.
Black Panther: Wakanda will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.