Marvel Entertainment is planning to launch a new comic book series centred around T’Challa’s younger sister, Shuri, months after the character became a fan favourite in the movie Black Panther.
According to Bustle, the new series, to be titled Shuri, will be written by award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor, who penned the digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live the King for Marvel, with art by Hawkeye artist Leonardo Romero.
Actor Letitia Wright essayed Shuri, the tech-savvy and intellectual genius princess of Wakanda.
“(Shuri is) an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled spiritually so far into the past that she’s seen Wakanda before it was Wakanda. The Ancestors call her Ancient Future. And she’s super ambitious. What do I love about her? All that and more,” Okorafor is quoted as saying.
The series will stem from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Black Panther comic book series, where T’Challa has moved into space to explore the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda, leaving the actual nation without a leader. This leaves Shuri, as the next in line to the throne, to step up as the monarch, whether or not she likes it.
Shuri will launch in October.