'Black Panther' Star Teases Who's in the Suit in Sequel

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Photo credit: Disney

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's hugely-anticipated first trailer confirmed that someone would be taking up the mantle of the titular superhero in the sequel, following the tragic real-life passing of T'Challa actor Chadwick Boseman.

But the big question is: who is in the suit?

That was the question that Empire put to Letitia Wright, who plays T'Challa's sister Shuri and is one of the likely candidates to put on the costume.

Photo credit: Marvel Studios
Photo credit: Marvel Studios

"That’s a tricky question to answer," she said. "I had a chat about it with Ryan [Coogler, the director] and Chad when we were making Black Panther, and we touched on it briefly. When I realized I was playing Shuri, it was something that I really looked forward to."

It's not surprising that Wright didn't just come out and say who it is, as Marvel are all about preserving the mysteries and letting fans experience the surprises together in cinemas (although, of course, eagle-eyed fans will find any slip-ups in the marketing that accidentally give away plot points).

Speaking about the superhero sequel on a more personal level, Wright said: "Shuri’s journey has allowed me to grieve, to cry, to laugh, and to gain strength that I never thought I could ever have.

"Trials and tribulations make you who you are. You either fold or you get up and go again. I feel like Shuri kept looking at me every day, asking me if I was gonna fold or go again.

"And I just kept going until healing started to happen for me."

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has a release date of November 11, 2022. The first movie is streaming on Disney+.

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