‘It’s Only Right’: New ‘Black Panther’ Trailer Drops and Debate Sparks Surrounding Letitia Wright’s Character, Shuri, Portraying the Black Panther

An official trailer for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” just dropped and fans are surmising that the person who will take on the role of Black Panther will be the little sister of T’Challa or Black Panther: Shuri, portrayed by Letitia Wright

In the trailer, fans can see a scene where Wright is in all white surrounded by fire; the scene that followed right after showed Black Panther stylishly falling out of the sky and sticking a landing just before the screen goes black. 

Although it has not yet been confirmed who is behind the suit, with careful investigation by meticulous observation some fans believe they have cracked the mystery, thus deeming Shuri as Black Panther following the death of the original Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman passed away in 2020, following a quiet battle with colon cancer.

“Love how they incorporated shuri’s dot markings on the Black Panther mask #WakandaForever,” one fan tweeted. 

“The Black Panther suit has been revealed and it has those silver dots around the eyes like Shuri had in the battle of the first one. So clearly she will be the new Black Panther. It’s only right.” 

While fans are almost certain Wright will be the next Black Panther, some did not have the same joyous reaction as others. 

“PLEASE DONT LET Letitia Wright (SHURI) be the Black Panther ! She doesnt deserves it.”

“F— shame that Letitia Wright gets the Black Panther gig. Should have given it to Okoye, or brought Killmonger back for a redemption. Shuri is obnoxious as a character and, worse, Wright is an avowed anti-science nutjob—what a horrid role model.”

Wright found herself in controversy in 2020, after questioning ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines while sharing a video online from a source making claims that China spread COVID-19. 

People may have their own opinion involving Wright’s character, Shuri, taking on the role as Black Panther however, in the comic books, Shuri stepped up and became the Black Panther as well. So if Wright does portray the said superhero in the film, its storyline wouldn’t be getting away from the comics. 

Wright has opened up about her process while filming “Black Panther 2” and how Chadwick Boseman’s voice helped push her to move forward with the movie even with his great absence.

“I could just hear [Boseman] be like, ‘Sister, you’re great. You got this. I’m proud of you.’ That really just kept me moving forward.” She exclusively told People Magazine. 

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will premiere in theaters Nov. 11, 2022.

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