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    Can Shuri Be The Next Black Panther? What Do The Comics Say?

    Wakanda forever! Marvel fans assemble. It’s been a long time since we got to see Black Panther on the big screen, and we can’t wait for the new movie to release. The film is set to be released in Marvel Phase 4 alongside the shows like ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law‘, Moon Knight‘ etc. Ever since the release of the trailer of ‘Wakanda Forever‘, it has been the new talk of the town.

    The movie will be released on November 11, 2022, although it was originally set to be released much earlier due to the pandemic. Ever since Letitia Wright blew away everyone with her performance in ‘Black Panther‘, fans have wondered whether she’d take on the mantle and if Shuri would become the new Black Panther in the MCU. Let us analyze everything we know about the movie and see who will be the next Black Panther.

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    Is Shuri The Next Black Panther?

    Shuri is the Princess of Wakanda. She is the youngest child of T’Chaka and Ramonda, sister of T’Challa, and the leader of the Wakanda Design Group. There is no doubt regarding her skills and intellect for she was the one who designed the suit for her brother. After the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman due to cancer in 2020, Marvel decided to never recast any actor in the role of king T’Challa. But, is that an end to the Black Panther? Probably not.

    There are a number of theories and clues pointing to how T’Challa’s sister Shuri, played by actor Letitia Wright, will be the next ruler and protector of Wakanda. Besides being the princess of the kingdom and next in line for the throne, Shuri is worthy and full of potential. she is the best person for the job. After watching the trailer of ‘Wakanda Forever‘, one can guess that the plot is going to be about how king T’Challa died, and explore the legacy of the superhero.

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    What Do The Comics Reveal?

    Shuri was first introduced in 2005’s Black Panther Volume. In Marvel comics, Shuri is a strong and intelligent character despite her not having any superhuman abilities. According to the comics, Shuri should take up the mantle of Black Panther. This was suggested after T’Challa was nearly killed by Doctor Doom in a fight.

    Remember when Killmonger burns the heart-shaped herb that gives Wakandans the power of Black Panther? Yeah well, Shuri creates her own herb and consumes it to become the Black Panther. After consuming the herb, Shuri’s strength, senses, and abilities are amplified. After she is resurrected from her fight with Proxima Midnight, she also gains the ability to turn her skin rigid and statue-like and she can also control crows.

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    Arushi Rai
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