NEW YORK • In Marvel’s massively profitable Black Panther movie launched this 12 months, one of many main surprises was how the superhero’s sister, tech genius Shuri, stole the present.
Now, she is getting her personal comic-book sequence.
Marvel Comics has introduced a spin-off sequence, to start in October, wherein Black Panther is lost on a mission to area and Shuri is seemed upon to step as much as fill the void left by her massive brother of their legendary home nation Wakanda.
“The world fell in love with Shuri in the movie. Now, the Black Panther’s techno-genius sister launches her own adventures,” the writer mentioned, confirming news first printed by news web site Bustle.
British-Guyanese actress Letitia Wright earned reward for her portrayal of Shuri within the smash hit movie, which critics agree was a groundbreaking second for blacks on the silver display screen.
While Shuri will not be the primary black heroine within the Marvel universe – Storm, one of many X-Men, has been round for many years – whole books devoted to black feminine characters are uncommon.
Female Nigerian-American sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafor will write Shuri. She is already working for Marvel on its Wakanda Forever sequence, which focuses on the Dora Milaje, the all-female particular forces unit within the fictional nation.
According to Box Office Mojo, Black Panther has taken in additional than US$1.34 billion (S$1.83 billion), making it No. 9 on the all-time box-office checklist.
Avatar (2009) is the all-time champion at practically US$2.eight billion.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther options an virtually solely black solid led by Chadwick Boseman as the primary non-white superhero to get his personal standalone film within the franchise.
Starring alongside the likes of Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Daniel Kaluuya, Boseman performs the titular superhero also referred to as T’Challa, king and protector of Wakanda, an prosperous, technologically superior, never-colonised utopia in Africa.