Marvel Comics has announced that Shuri, King T’Challa‘s Sister in Black Panther is getting her own spin-off series from October this year.
Shuri was one of the major characters of the high grossing movie that stole our attention as the Black Panther Tech Genius sister.
She is not only getting a spin-off series but also her own comic book series.
This spin-off which will begin this October will see the Black Panther lost on a mission to space, and Shuri is looked upon to step up to fill the void left by her big brother in their mythical home nation Wakanda.
The role of “Shuri” was played by British-Guyanese actress Letitia Wright and she earned praise for her portrayal of Shuri in the smash hit film, which critics agree was a groundbreaking moment for “blacks” on the silver screen.
Entire books dedicated to black female characters are very rare. Female Nigerian-American sci-fi author Nnedi Okorafor has been announced to write on ‘Shuri’.
She is already working for Marvel on its “Wakanda Forever” series, which focuses on the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces unit in the fictional nation.
According to Box Office Mojo, “Black Panther” has taken in more than $1.34 billion, making it number nine on the all-time box office list. “Avatar” is the all-time champion at nearly $2.8 billion