Marvel Announces Release Date For Black Panther Spinoff | To Be Written By Nigerian Author
There are strong indications that Marvel Entertainment is working on a spin-off film for Black Panther following the success of the movie.
According to Bustle, the website which first report the news, the new spinoff of Marvel’s Black Panther comic will focus on Shuri, the sister of the hero and ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
💥Announcement: I’m writing Shuri. 🤓
— Nnedi Okorafor, PhD (@Nnedi) July 17, 2018
In the comic that seems to be a family affair, T’Challa’s younger sister, who is next in line for the throne, will be the major character in the series. The character was played by Guyanese-British actress Letitia Michelle Wright.
Nnedi Okorafor is the writer for the Shuri series of Black Panther spinoff. Credit: Lyndon French for The New York Times
The new series will be written by Nigerian author Nnedi Okorafor, who penned the digital comic series Black Panther: Long Live the King for Marvel.
“[Shuri is] an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has travelled 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.
Marvel expects to release the series in October.