Chadwick Boseman death: Will Shuri rule 'Black Panther' franchise? Marvel fans say 'give the crown to the queen'

The D23 Expo 2019 saw Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige announce the release date for the sequel of Black Panther

                            Chadwick Boseman death: Will Shuri rule 'Black Panther' franchise? Marvel fans say 'give the crown to the queen'

While fans and the world are still processing the loss of actor Chadwick Boseman who died of colon cancer at 43 on August 28, the Marvel fans seem to be concerned about who ‘rule’ Wakanda now. [Spoiler alert] We know that T'Challa (Boseman) kills Killmonger (Michael B Jordan) and starts an outreach center at the building where N'Jobu died, to be headed by Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Shuri (Letitia Wright). And in the mid-credits scene, T'Challa can be seen addressing the United Nations about to reveal Wakanda's power to the world.

The D23 Expo 2019 saw Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige announce the release date for the sequel. 'Black Panther 2' was reported to hit the screens on May 6, 2022. There were various theories that Namor, the Sub-Mariner will make an entrance in the MCU as the new villain in the sequel. While this has not been confirmed, hawk-eyed fans had noticed fleeting references. As we had mentioned, they do hint at an impending Namor appearance, starting off with an underwater earthquake off the African coast that Okoye (Danai Gurira) mentions when the surviving group of Avengers update Widow with the developments. When asked how Wakanda looks to tackle it, the reply was that they would leave it alone thinking that it was a natural phenomenon.

Now, with Boseman’s sad demise, Marvel fans want Shuri to take the lead and feel she deserves the crown. They are also against the idea of replacing Boseman with another actor. One fan said, "Let’s like Shuri take the mantle, because she technically was black panther in the comics and it’s gonna actually be cool and not piss of the feminists and fans."


One fan said, "wow chadwick boseman passes away and the first tweet i see about it is someone saying, "give the crown to a QUEEN! make shuri the next BP" like damn dude read the fucking room."


#Shuri is now the #BlackPanther. I'm not mad at this idea at all. I think BP II would be a great memorial movie to King T'Challa. #WakandaForever means that no one person is bigger than the tribe or nation. Shuri is Queen now, I think she'd do well wearing the crown of Wakanda," said another fan.


Another commented, "They better not recast him. Just write him out and have Shuri take his place as Black Panther."


Another said, "Well Black Panther is too important both as a Character and as a part of Marvel to lose.. T'Challa's sister Shuri could be Black Panther in T'Challa's place so as no one else plays T'Challa but Black Panther legacy won't be lost."


One commented, "It’s time for Shuri to take the mantle of the Black Panther."


Another opined, "The only guy who could play T'Challa with any conviction would've been Michael B Jordan but that boat has sailed now so yeah, by my thinking, they have no other option but to pass Wakanda on to Shuri."


One fan said, "Gotta go the comics route and just have Shuri take the mantle. Leave T’Challa where he is."


One wrote: "First of all why are you trying to replace him already??? Second, Shuri becomes black panther in the comics and Letitia Wright will be the next black panther."


One demanded, "Give us Shuri or give us nothing. it’s impossible to recast without Chadwick Boseman."


But there were others who thought it is extremely inappropriate to discuss about the casting of the sequel in the middle of Boseman's death.

One user said, "Yes I know that in the comics Shuri takes the mantel but we shouldn’t be discussing it right now. It’s not the time. Shut up and be respectful."


Another said, "I understand the urge but we don’t really need to have that ‘shuri as black panther’ conversation tonight. Give everyone some time to process this."


One said, "There’s also a lot of discourse about the Black Panther sequel like whether or not Shuri will replace him or will he be recasted, rather than taking the time to mourn & honor Chadwick, who was much more than the face of a Marvel character. It just isn’t the time for that convo."


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