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‘Black Panther’s’ Shuri Gets Comic Book Spinoff

Marvel Entertainment announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a new comic book series called Shuri in October, Bustle reports.
The new series will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, who wrote the digital comic book series Black Panther: Long Live the King for Marvel, according to Bustle.
Okorafor announced the news on Twitter.

“[Shuri is] an African young woman of genius level intelligence who is obsessed with technology and has traveled 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? Alllll that and more,” Okorafor told Bustle.No word on whether fans will see Princess Shuri, portrayed by Letitia Wright, in her own Black Panther spinoff film, but there has already been talks about a possible spinoff about the women of Wakanda. 

Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.