Shuri, the fan-favorite character from “Black Panther,” is getting her own “Marvel Rising” animated special!
Recently announced during WonderCon, “Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri” features the voice of Daisy Lightfoot as the smart and feisty princess. Here’s how Marvel describes the special:
“Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri” will introduce the fan-favorite character Shuri, voiced by Daisy Lightfoot (“Marvel Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest”) to the Marvel Rising universe in a 22-minute animated special. The lives of the Secret Warriors are turned upside down when faced with their latest mission: hang out with Shuri, the Crown Princess of Wakanda, and show her what it’s like to be an ordinary teenager. But nothing’s ordinary when you’re dealing with one of the smartest and most famous people on the planet.
Along with “Operation Shuri,” two other “Marvel Rising” specials are coming soon. There’s “Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands,” featuring Dove Cameron as Ghost-Spider, and “Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire,” featuring Tyler Posey as Inferno and Cierra Ramirez as America Chavez. Take a peek at the upcoming specials in the video below.
Here are the descriptions for “Battle of the Bands” and “Playing with Fire”:
“Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands” spotlights Dove Cameron (“Descendants 3”) as Ghost-Spider in a 22-minute animated special. On the day of Gwen’s “Battle of the Bands” competition, mysterious attacks force her and the Secret Warriors to investigate. Can they save the city and get Gwen to the concert on time?
“Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire” will star Tyler Posey (“Teen Wolf”) as Inferno. In this 44-minute special, Inferno’s powers are stolen by a young and powerful villain and it’s up to the Secret Warriors to defeat their new foe and help their friend. But does Inferno even WANT his powers back? Meanwhile, America Chavez, voiced by Cierra Ramirez (“Good Trouble”), learns a lesson about friendship and family from teammate Ms. Marvel.
“Marvel Rising: Battle of the Bands” and “Marvel Rising: Operation Shuri” were written by Mae Catt. “Marvel Rising: Playing With Fire” was written by Danielle Wolff. The new specials will arrive on the Marvel HQ YouTube channel later this year.
In the meantime, we’ll hopefully see more of Shuri in “Avengers: Endgame,” which arrives in theaters on April 26. She is among The Fallen after Thanos’ snap, but we have our fingers crossed for her safe return.