Letitia Wright (Shuri, Black Mirror)) starred in Black Panther (2018), winning an NAACP Image Award and a SAG Award. Immediately becoming a fan favorite along with the film that earned an eye-opening 1.1B at the box office. She reprised the role in Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019). Now she is confirmed as eventually taking on the role as the new Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (BPWF), coming summer 2022.

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According to Bleeding Cool, before accepting the role, Letitia Wright had to sign a multiple movie contract with Marvel Studios, ensuring that she will continue to play the role of Shuri and Black Panther, in many other Marvel movies and projects yet to come.

[su_note radius=”5″]Wright was recently injured on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; we wish her well and a speedy recovery. [/su_note]

Shuri and RiRi Williams (Ironheart)

Earlier this week, Marvel Studios-adjacent sources rumored that Riri Williams, Ironheart, played by Dominique Thorne, would be getting new Wakandan vibranium armour in the upcoming sequel. She also has her own Marvel TV series coming. In the original comics, she makes her own armor before getting access to Tony Stark’s research labs. In this movie, it seems that Shuri will allow Riri Williams access to all that Wakandan science has to offer a young engineer with combat suits on her mind.

Ironheart, the new Black Panther, Iron Man
Cover from Black Panther #1 Stanley “Artgerm” Lau

[su_note radius=”5″]In further casting news, Tenoch Huerta(Narcos) will reportedly be playing Namor the Sub-Mariner, King of Atlantis in BPWF.[/su_note]

In the original comics, Shuri is created by Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr.. She first appears in the film Black Panther, portrayed as T’Challa’s courageous and brilliantly tech-savvy younger sister of Wakanda. SHuri is responsible for the weapons and other tech that T’Challa uses to battle his opponents, and is responsible for deprogramming Bucky Barnes. She does become BP and learns shape-changing abilities, especially large birds, and even defeats Dr. Doom.

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David Raiklen
David Raiklen

David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.