Twitter reacts to Shuri as the new Black Panther. What do the comics say?

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaJul 25, 2022 | 19:13

Twitter reacts to Shuri as the new Black Panther. What do the comics say?

Letitia Wright as Shuri. Photo: Instagram/blackpanther

Been wondering who is going to play Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in 2020? Marvel may have finally answered your question, with Shuri.

At this year’s San Diego Comic Con in California, US, Marvel released the official trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Check out the trailer here:


After Boseman’s death due to cancer in August 2020, many speculated who would be taking up the mantle of Black Panther in the Marvel movies. If the new trailer is any indication, the mantle may be taken up by T’Challa’s younger sister, Princess Shuri… you know since it is canon.

But after what Phase 4 of the MCU looks like, fans are finding it very difficult to say for sure that Shuri will be taking up the role as Wakanda’s protector.

While the trailer does indicate that Wakanda is grieving Boseman’s character T’Challa, it is not yet known how they will be explaining his death in the movie.

Chadwick Boseman. Photo: Instagrm/blackpanther

What do the comic books say? If Marvel Studios does follow the timeline set by the Black Panther comic books, Shuri should take up the mantle of Black Panther after Doctor Doom nearly kills T’Challa in a fight.

As per the comic books, Shuri is super intelligent, strong, and brave. After Killmonger burns the heart-shaped herb that gives Wakandans the power of Black Panther, she creates her own herb and consumes it to become the Black Panther.

Letitia Wright as Shuri. Photo: Instagram/blackpanther

After consuming the herb, Shuri’s strength, senses, and abilities are amplified and after she is resurrected from her fight with Proxima Midnight, she also gains the ability to turn her skin statue-like and control crows.


At times, as Black Panther, Shuri works with Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Fantastic Four, Black Widow, War Machine and Deadpool.

What does Twitter say? Long-time MCU fans are hyped to see Shuri as Black Panther and her evolution. Here is what some are saying:

1. She is taking it

2. A sibling thing

3. Also the Black Panther

4. True to the comics

5. An emotional watch

6. A misogynistic undertone

7. The evolution of Shuri


8. What a moment!

9. Facts

10. Facts x2

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be releasing on November 11. Here are the other movies Marvel will be releasing in the coming years.

Last updated: July 26, 2022 | 17:13
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