‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Seemingly Confirms Death of Marvel Character

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Chadwick Boseman as T'Chall (left) and Letitia Wright as Shuri (right)

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is ending Phase Four with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022), and the movie’s lead character may not survive to see Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (2025).

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther
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Namor (Tenoch Huerta) is officially joining the Marvel Collection as the main villain of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as well as Riri Williams (Dominique Thorne), joining the fight to save Wakanda from an invasion by Atlantis and more.

Now, in the film’s official teaser trailer, Ramonda (Angela Bassett) — mother of King T’Challa — has teased the death or departure of Shuri (Letitia Wright) in the upcoming Marvel movie:

In the trailer, Ramonda states:

“I am queen of the most powerful nation in the world! And my entire family is gone! Have I not given everything?”

Angela Bassett as Ramonda
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Could Shuri meet her demise at the hands of Namor? In the official teaser, fans see the new Black Panther extend her claws as she engages in a battle against the Atlantis king:

Letitia Wright as Black Panther (left)
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With Queen Ramonda stating that her “entire family is gone,” it’s clear that either Shuri died in battle, faked her death, or was disowned by her people in a strange way.

The future of Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is uncertain, as virtually anything could happen to the Marvel character with the Multiverse Saga officially kicking off after the movie hits theaters on November 11, 2022.

Official Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Synopsis

‘BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER’ follows Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation in the wake of King T’Challa’s death and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

letitia wright as princess shuri in black panther
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The Marvel Universe is becoming much more than iconic characters/Earth’s Mightiest Heroes like Star-Lord/Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), and Thanos (Josh Brolin).

Tom Holland’s Avenger is leading the way for Marvel Cinematic Universe newcomers Kate BishopMs. Marvel/Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), Moon Knight (Oscar Isaac), Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn), She-Hulk (Tatiana Maslany), Eternals’ Thena (Angelina Jolie), and more — especially with his next Spider-Man trilogy that’s currently in the works.

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