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Does BLACK PANTHER Concept Art Spoil a Sequel?

Who is Black Panther? After last weekend’s astonishing box office performance, it’s clear that he’s Marvel’s next big hero. But T’Challa wasn’t the only standout character in the movie that bears his name. Many of the supporting characters also captured the collective imaginations of moviegoers, and they could be poised for even bigger things to come. A piece of Black Panther concept art even hints that one of the breakout heroines may have her own destiny. Today’s Nerdist News is diving into what this could mean for Black Panther‘s inevitable sequel.

Warning: There are potential spoilers ahead for Black Panther 2. But it’s a lot less surprising if you’ve read the Black Panther comics by Reggie Hudlin.

Join host and Everett K. Ross’ mentor, Jessica Chobot, as she shows off Shuri’s Black Panther costume! It’s true, T’Challa’s little sister almost had a Black Panther costume of her own. And why not? After all, she created T’Challa’s newest costume that made its debut in this film. That’s in addition to the Golden Jaguar which Killmonger presumably stole from Shuri’s lab. In an earlier draft of the script, it’s likely Shuri took one of the Black Panther outfits when she and her mother had to go on the run.

Shuri is actually a relatively recent addition to Black Panther’s supporting cast, as he didn’t always have a sister! But from her very first appearance, Shuri coveted the mantle of Black Panther, and she eventually got the chance to prove her worth as T’Challa’s successor. Could history repeat itself in the MCU? It’s entirely possible, especially since T’Challa and Shuri were both Black Panther during their war with Doctor Doom. If it doesn’t happen in Black Panther 2, we still think that Shuri may get her chance to step up in one of the later films. After all, we fully expect that this movie will get at least two sequels. Perhaps Shuri can also headline her own franchise as well.

What do you think about Shuri’s potential future as Black Panther? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!

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