'Black Panther' cast moves to Wakanda after Boseman

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Letitia Wright hits the scene of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as King T'Challa's happily-ever-after younger sister in the 2018 blockbuster "Black Panther."

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the new sequel, the actor's usual easygoing character takes on a more serious tone while dealing with grief.

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Wright's character takes center stage as Shuri, who enters womanhood after T'Challa's death.

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He will be seen taking on the iconic Black Panther mantle in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", which releases in theaters on Friday. Chadwick Boseman, who played T'Challa, passed away in August 2020.

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Between the "Panther" films, Wright worked on a few film projects in which his dramatic acting was used.

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"I always try to do things that are outside the box and not what people would expect," said Wright, who starred in the plays "The Silent Twins" and "Aisha."

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She also stars in 'Surrounded', which will release next year. The actor said that each of those projects challenged him enough to "push me forward as an artist".

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"It naturally helped me grow a lot," said the actor, whose opening character also appeared in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Avengers: Endgame" as the princess and chief scientist of Wakanda.

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"We know Shuri as the fun, lively sister of the first film. ... But in the film, we really followed her journey to womanhood."

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Wright credits director Ryan Coogler with Shuri's maturity, as well as in his rewritten script, after Boseman's unexpected death from colon cancer.

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