Although Shuri has a right to the throne and has the potential to succeed in Black Panther, this would probably prevent her from becoming everything she may be in the MCU.
While there are still suspicions that Shuri (Letitia Wright) will take on her brother’s role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Shuri’s MCU future would probably be constrained if she became the new Black Panther.
Although she briefly embodied the Black Panther in the original comics, she has subsequently undergone a stunning and dramatic makeover that demands to be seen on screen. If she takes over as the new Black Panther and protects Wakanda, that would be far more difficult to pull off.
So, here is all we know about Suri as new Black Panther…
A sight of Shuri as new Black Panther!
The most powerful country in the MCU, Wakanda, is mourning the loss of King T’Challa, as seen in the new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (mirroring the very real and tragic loss of the late Chadwick Boseman).
Due to Namor and his undersea nation, which is revealed to be Talocan rather than Atlantis, the majority of the new footage shows Shuri, Nakia, Queen Ramonda, and others battling to advance while maintaining Wakanda’s safety. The new Black Panther is visible in the final image, while their face is not shown.
There is some sense in Princess Shuri replacing her brother as the new Black Panther, given the precedent set by the comics and the concept of royal succession. However, Shuri’s stint in the comics was relatively brief.
Instead, she experienced a trip that was far more individualized and special, which elevated her to the same status in Wakanda as T’Challa’s Black Panther.
Shuri as new Black Panther: what does it mean for her future?
After T’Challa was momentarily rendered helpless by the Cabal, the supervillains’ equivalent of Marvel’s Illuminati, Shuri, took over as the Black Panther in the comics. Later, Shuri would defend Wakanda against numerous assaults from people like Namor and Doctor Doom.
However, an attack by the new Cabal forced Shuri to sacrifice her life to give her brother more time to save their country. Shuri was locked in “a living death,” encased in an amber-like substance, as T’Challa did everything in his power to bring her back.
Despite being set free and having her spirit returned to her body, Shuri had changed significantly from the Black Panther she previously was.
If not Shuri, then who should be the new Black Panther?
The MCU should make Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia the new Black Panther rather than Princess Shuri.
In addition to being T’Challa’s true love, she also played a far more ambiguous spy after the first Black Panther movie than Shuri, who is still very much in charge of the Wakandan Design Group.
All the questions will be answered soon!!
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is all set to hit the theaters in November. We can’t hold onto our excitement!!!
But, just like us, you will also need to wait a little longer to find out about the next hero of Wakanda.