WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now.
Wakanda forever! Marvel's technologically-advanced African nation might have a new Queen to crown. Following the devastating event of Avengers: Infinity War, actress Letitia Wright says that her character, Shuri, is ready to rule Wakanda.
Speaking at a panel during the MCM Comic Con in London, Wright was asked by a fan if Shuri was prepared to assume the mantle of ruler of Wakanda. "To be comic-book accurate, yes," she answered.
As fans will recall, the throne of the African nation was left vacant at the end of Infinity War, when Black Panther fell victim to Thanos' universe-altering finger snap.
In the comics books, in the absence of T'Challa, Shuri went on to become the Black Panther and ruler of Wakanda for a time. With her own costume and her own crown, she fought to protect her nation many times, proving herself a worthy successor to T'Challa. With her big brother now gone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's entirely possible that Avengers 4 will see Shuri embark on a similar path.
The character has already proven that she is a strong fighter in Black Panther, and her knowledge in science and technology would make her a valuable asset in the final fight against Thanos.
In theaters now, Avengers: Infinity War is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chadwick Boseman, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Tom Hiddleston and Josh Brolin, among others.