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​Letitia Wright Says She's Up For Playing Marvel's Next Black Panther

Jess Hardiman

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​Letitia Wright Says She's Up For Playing Marvel's Next Black Panther

Even before it came out, Black Panther was already being hailed as one of the greatest Marvel movies ever, with critics leaving the premiere gushing about the masterpiece.


The Los Angeles Times' Jen Yamato said the film was 'incredible, kinetic, purposeful', while Fandango's Erik Davis referred to it as 'the James Bond of the MCU', adding: "You've seen nothing like this in a superhero movie".

The film was also praised for its strong cast - 90 percent of which was made up of people who are of African or American-African descent.

Not least of that cracking cast was Letitia Wright, who played Shuri, the sister of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa.

Being part of the Black Panther fam, does this mean that Wright could see Shuri becoming the titular super hero herself one day?

Wright has admitted that, while she's not trying to steal Boseman's role, she'd be up for taking it on if it came her way.

During a Q&A session at this year's MCM London Comic-Con, she said: "If the opportunity came about, then why not? It would be comic book accurate. Yeah, that would be amazing.

"It means more training, more learning and it would really be an amazing adventure. Shuri becomes a savage in the comic books.

"From going to comedic and fun and like a kid - to then just pulling out some claws. I'm excited."


Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

Plus, let's not forget that the future of Boseman's Black Panther was left more than just a little unstable after he fell victim to Thanos' massacre' massacre at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Maybe that marks the perfect time for Wright to step in as his successor?

Wright also spoke about the online debate discussing whether or not Shuri is technically a Disney Princess, adding: "I was like, 'what's this Disney Princess pressure? Do I have to be perfect?'.

"Then I realised that everyone's just so geeked about having a different kind of female character in the Marvel universe and the Disney universe. And there's going to be much, much more - I'm not the only Disney Princess to come to the surface and claim that title.

"I'm so honoured, seriously. I grew up on the Disney movies and grew up with the Disney Princesses and they didn't really look like me. But now, you can go buy action figures and say 'this is a Disney Princess' - right on!"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Chadwick Boseman, black panther, MCU, Marvel

Jess Hardiman
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