Black Panther star Letitia Wright has dropped the exciting news that an Avengers movie featuring an all-female line-up is almost certainly on the cards, teasing that it’s “only a matter of time” until we see the women of the MCU team up.



Brie Larson et al. wearing costumes: Black Panther star Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, says all-female Avengers movie is "only a matter of time" as Marvel executives are keen to make it.


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Black Panther star Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, says all-female Avengers movie is “only a matter of time” as Marvel executives are keen to make it.

Wright plays Shuri, the younger sister of T’Challa / Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and a hugely accomplished scientist, in Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame and her powerful and intelligent character was an instant hit with fans.

Speaking to Yahoo! Entertainment, the actress revealed that she’d love to see Shuri team up with a host of other female Marvel heroes in a full-length movie, following that memorable scene from Avengers: Endgame which saw Shuri, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), Mantis (Pom Klementieff) and more march into battle together.



a group of people wearing costumes: Pepper Potts, Scarlett Witch, Captain Marvel, Shuri, Avengers Endgame


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Pepper Potts, Scarlett Witch, Captain Marvel, Shuri, Avengers Endgame

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“I don’t think we have to fight for it,” she said. “Victoria Alonso (Marvel Studios’ EVP of Production) is very strong about spearheading it, alongside Kevin (Feige, Marvel Studios President). It’s only a matter of time before they do it.”

As for who she’d like to see among the Avengers line-up, Wright named Danai Gurira (Okoye), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Angela Bassett (Ramonda) – who she calls ‘Mama Angela’ – Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie) and Brie Larson (Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel), adding: “Definitely have to have Captain Marvel, definitely”.

The actress added that she feels she has “contributed something positive in the world” through her role as Shuri, saying it “was always a dream of mine to play someone that can be impactful for not only Black women but also for just women around the world and young people”.

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa, tragically passed away in August at the age of 43 after a battle with cancer and Wright paid a beautiful tribute to her on-screen brother and real-life friend, saying that she will always love him as her brother.



a person wearing a costume: Letitia Wright as Shuri Black Panther


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Letitia Wright as Shuri Black Panther

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She recently said that the Black Panther cast and crew are not thinking about the film’s sequel at all at this point as they are still grieving for their friend.

“We’re just still mourning Chad, so it’s not something I even want to think about,” she said.

Wright will next be seen in Steve McQueen’s new anthology drama series Small Axe. She stars alongside Line of Duty‘s Rochenda Sandall in Mangrove, which tells the true story of a group of Black British activists known as the Mangrove 9 who were tried for and acquitted of inciting a riot at a protest following police raids on a restaurant.

Avengers: Endgame is out now on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D, 4K and digital download, and is available on Disney+.

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