Shuri is the new Black Panther and fans are not happy about it


Chadwick Boseman is being replaced by Letitia Wright for the role of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and fans aren’t happy about it.

Shuri, played by 26-year old Guyanese actress Letitia Wright, will be taking over as the iconic Wakandan superhero. Chadwick Boseman, and many fans, are not happy that T’Challa has such little screen time left.

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Black Panther was a block buster success, it even rivalled Disney/Marvel’s flagship, highly promoted, Captain Marvel feature in the box office and in home media sales. In spite of its success, Marvel have decided to strip T’Challa of the title and give it to Shuri.

This new changes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe are a bid to further diversify the universe in sex, colour, and gender. The next phase will be majority female with the highly anticipated introduction to She-Hulk and Ironheart (female Iron Man).

Disney/Marvel are trying to demonstrate their loyalty to the women’s rights movement that is taking the USA by storm. And their efforts do not end with merely gender swapping beloved superheros, they are reportedly strictly hiring women for the upcoming Captain Marvel sequel.

There will be no shortage of female heroines in the upcoming MCU phase, Disney/Marvel even have an all female Avenger movie planned called A-Force.

Chadwick Boseman replaced with Letitia Wright as Black Panther

This, however, has many people wondering whether they have taken this too far.

Even Chadwick himself thinks that Disney’s push for more diversity is ruining the cinematic universe.

Cominc Book News report that Chadwick Boseman is “pretty unhappy” with Feige and Marvel’s plans for the Black Panther movies. It is alleged that, although Boseman is not at the point of walking away, he feels like he is being sidelined for the sake of diversity and he doesn’t want the role taken away from him.

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Fans on Twitter echo his sentiments. “Man hasn’t even warmed the seat, yet,” one user writes.

Disney/Marvel are have already declared Shuri as the new Black Panther through a series of comic books. However, Chadwick Posemen it is reported that Chadwick Boseman will reprise his role as the Black Panther for at least two more films; Black Panther 2 and Avengers 5.

Looking forward to seeing Shuri take over as the Black Panther or would you prefer that it remains to T’Challa? Let us know in the comments below.

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