Fans have just had their clearest glimpse yet at the new costume that will be worn by Shuri, Nakia, and Okoye in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster thanks to a new line of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dolls.
The World of EPI, a toy maker, was responsible for producing the trio of 11.5″ collector figures, and Marvel just just made a promotional photograph of the figures available online. It provides a clearer look at Nakia’s intricate green and blue body armor, which was only glimpsed in a limited capacity in the Wakanda Forever teaser trailer. Additionally, it reveals that Shuri will don a flight suit in the new film that is purple and navy in color and will come equipped with a silver helmet. The image also hints that Okoye’s attire in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame will be quite similar to the combat armor she wore in previous Marvel movies.
Wakanda Forever will have all three characters lamenting Black Panther’s absence from the story, as the character was removed from the sequel after the passing of Chadwick Boseman, who played the role. Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, was recently asked about how her character is dealing with her loss, and she said that the smart scientist has been isolating herself in her laboratory as a means of coping with her emotions. “The death of her brother causes [Shuri] to be so preoccupied with the work that she’s working at another level, at a higher level actually,” she added. “[Shuri] is genuinely creating at a higher level.” “Therefore, there is a great deal of exciting new technology to look forward to, and I believe that this is where she finds her niche at the moment. Something along the lines of “How do I process this?” In addition to this, she channels all of her energy, perhaps more so, into technological endeavors. Therefore, there are a lot of fascinating new things that you should keep an eye out for.”
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Wright has also addressed the allegations that Shuri may succeed T’Challa as Black Panther in the future movie. These rumors circulated after T’Challa stepped down from the role. When the actor was asked whether she was the person seen wearing a black-and-gold panther suit in the teaser trailer, she claimed that she didn’t know what her interviewer was talking about and stated that she had no idea what they were talking about. The fact that Wright did not provide a firm answer to the question has added further fuel to the fire of conjecture that Shuri may succeed T’Challa as Black Panther. This, in turn, has spurred controversy over whether or not the Wakandan princess possesses the hand-to-hand combat skills sufficient to take on Namor, the adversary of Wakanda Forever.
Lupita Nyong’o, who co-stars alongside Wright, has also refrained from commenting on the matter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s next Black Panther. Recently, when asked about who will take over for T’Challa, Nyong’o, who reprises her role as Nakia, responded, “Don’t you just love a good secret?” This was in response to the topic of who will succeed T’Challa.