MCU Actress Opens Up About Black Panther 2’s Dealing With Chadwick Boseman’s Death

Leticia Wright shares how Shuri will deal with T’Challa’s death Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Chadwick Boseman as T'Chall (left) and Letitia Wright as Shuri (right)
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Black Panther 2 will continue to investigate Wakanda’s involvement in the MCU, especially now that Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa is no longer part of the MCU. Many actors and even Ryan Coogler have made it clear that the sequel will pay homage to Chadwick after his tragic death.

T’Challa’s death in the MCU allows other characters like Leticia Wright’s Shuri to channel that grief into the story, which was teased as an emotionally charged film. The lack of Chadwick’s presence is felt every day on set, according to Lupita Nyong’0.

King T'Challa Mural in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
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In a recent interview at San Diego Comic-Con, Wright spoke about Shuri’s handling of her grief and how it’s affecting her character Wakanda forever:

“That is the question of the hour. The first week was surreal. It was really surreal. We’ve been trying to put your game into the game, into the script, but you’re also processing what’s just happened in the last eight/nine months, you know, and you’re trying to do therapy at the same time [you] do [the] Movie. And the topic you discuss every day is real. They are not fake. The first week wasn’t easy but we had each other and every day it got better.”

Angela Bassett as Ramonda
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Wright continues by explaining how Shuri’s technological advancements will lead to cooler weapons and gear for the sequel:

“Shuri is definitely consumed with her work. Losing her brother makes her so busy with her work that she creates something on another level, actually on a higher level. So there’s so much new technology to look forward to and I think that’s their sweet spot at the moment. For example: “How do I process this?” And she puts all her energy, even more, into the technology. So there are a lot of cool new things to look out for.”

chadwick boseman as t'challa aka black panther (left) and letitia wright as shuri (right)
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While that’s good to hear, some fans will wonder how other characters will be affected by T’Challa’s death. Black Panther 2 will focus on all of Wakanda, meaning the story has a big story to tell, so it’ll be interesting to see how the film not only uses T’Challa’s death as a way to advance, but also pays tribute to the actor , who inspired so many people.

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Shuri on a burning throne into which water is pouring.
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Here is a official summary to the movie:

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) battle it out in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to protect their nation from encroaching world powers after the death of King T’Challa. As the Wakanda race to begin their next chapter, with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman), the heroes must band together and forge a new path for the Kingdom of Wakanda.

Tenoch Huerta as Namor
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Phase 4 may be coming to an end, but MCU fans have something to look forward to with Phase 5 and Phase 6. On Disney+, you can watch moon knight, Mrs. Miracleand She Hulk on August 18th. for movies, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is now on Disney+ Thor: Love and Thunder in theaters, and of course Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is out on November 11th.

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