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Wakanda forever! 'Black Panther' spin off comic in the works

STAR: Letitia Wright as "Shuri" in Black Panther

MARVEL ARE working on a spin-off comic following the success of Black Panther - and the focus will all be on fan-favourite character, Shuri.

Black Panther was listed as the 10th-highest box office earner of all time, making $1.2bn (£916m), Forbes reported in April.

According to BBC, the series will be based on T'Challa's younger sister, Shuri, a character played by Guyanese-British actress Letitia Wright.


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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, and drawn by Leonardo Romero.

"[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.

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