A word of warning: Wakanda Forever spoilers will follow below!
Black Panther fans are already wondering whether a Black Panther 3 is coming. And now out of nowhere, Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright teases that a sequel might already be in the works.
Wright played Shuri in Black Panther and Avengers movies, so she’s more than familiar with the universe. She becomes Wakanda’s new defender, taking up the Black Panther role after losing both T’Challa and Ramonda (Angela Bassett). But she won’t be the Queen of Wakanda, considering how Black Panther 2 ended.
By the end of the movie, Shuri is finally able to accept her brother’s passing, getting closure for T’Challa’s death. Not only that, but she found out that T’Challa and Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) had a son, also named T’Challa. That’s how Marvel recast T’Challa, without actually recasting him.
The 29-year-old actress stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) franchise as Shuri and gave fans a positive update about a new film at the Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday (10.01.23). Letitia told Variety: “I think it’s already in the works. You know, we just had a terrific two years of bringing it out and everybody coming together to support it.
“We need a little bit of a break, we need to regroup and (director) Ryan (Coogler) needs to get back into the lab, so it’s going to take a little while, but we’re really excited for you guys to see that.” When pressed for more about the movie, Letitia claimed that she was “manifesting” the project into existence. She said: “I always try to do positive words and positive thinking, and I believe that good words manifest, so I’m manifesting a ‘Black Panther 3’, why not?”