As the release of Avengers: Endgame slowly approaches, fans are undoubtedly excited to see Earth's Mightiest Heroes resurrect the victims of Thanos. Among said victims is Shuri, the sister of Black Panther, as confirmed by one of the film's posters, and according to Letitia Wright, she wasn't even aware of her character's fate until she saw the poster.
In an interview at the premiere of Endgame, Wright discussed what it was like to learn her character was killed in Avengers: Infinity War. "It was surprising," she stated. "I saw everybody in, like, you know, the colored photos, you know, colored posters. And then I saw myself in gray, and I was, like, 'I just died out of nowhere.'"
Wright went on to say the "whole of Twitter" was upset by this as well, prompting her to log off. However, she also said she was waiting to see how it came together and how it panned out during the premiere.
After she stole the show in Black Panther, Shuri's death via the Infinity Gauntlet may be seen as a massive blow to the fans. Though, while Wright did say the way the film is set up makes it difficult to know what happens next, she would like to see her character have more crossover appearances. Given how it's clear the Avengers will be successful in their mission, perhaps Wright's wish will be fulfilled in future Marvel films.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers: Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Josh Brolin as Thanos. The film opens Friday worldwide.