Black Panther has become a global phenomenon with its cinematic debut, slowly but surely stretching towards $1 billion. The success of the film is mainly due in part to the stellar casting choices that accompany the dramatic story. One character in particular that has charmed audiences is Letitia Wright’s Shuri, the 16-year old genius Wakandan Princess inventor for King T’Challa.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige talked about Shuri’s involvement in the events to come within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also spoke about the desire coming from fans for a number of spin-off movies, to which he responded open-mindedly.
“I think there’s lots of potential,” said Feige. “It’s a balance between leaving people wanting more and then giving them too much, but I would watch a movie about any of those characters you just named. I think Shuri’s astounding, and you’ll see much more of her in our universe. Okoye, I think I’d watch three action films just Okoye. I’m not saying we’re doing that, but I’m saying that we’re intrigued by them. Frankly, as I’ve said before, finishing these first 22 movies is really all we’re thinking about at this point,” he continued.
The character is now getting some attention in the world of comicbooks as well, appearing on the cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates and Daniel Acuña’s Black Panther #1.