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Black Panther Star Remembers Finding Out She's In Avengers: Infinity War

Shuri enough, she was excited.


Marvel's Black Panther was filled with excellent characters, but perhaps the most memorable was Shuri, Wakanda's resident genius and little sister to King T'Challa. The character won many a fan thanks to her smarts, wit, and unwillingness to give up on her brother and her home.

Given how recently Black Panther was released, some may have thought it'd be some time before they'd see Shuri on the big screen again, but the character will play a part in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War. This, it seems, was a big surprise to Letitia Wright, who played the headstrong hero in Black Panther.

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As part of a Q&A at a recent fan event Wright was asked about her reaction to finding out she was going to be in Avengers: Infinity War, and revealed that she was caught off guard by the offer.

"Listen, I was just mindin' my own business, trying to finish off Black Panther ... as you do," she said jokingly. "And then the execs at Marvel said, 'We need to talk to you' and I thought, 'Dammit, what did I do. Did I leak something? Did I steal something? I take extra food at lunch so...' Then they got on the phone and said, 'Do you want to be in the next Avengers?'"

"I was like, 'What? Just like that? What about the audition process, do I have to do something? Read some lines?' They were like, 'No, kid. Just say yes and be in the film, and we'll see you in June.' Then I met the [Russo] brothers, and they said, 'This is your lab, this is what you're doing.' It was just amazing. I am so grateful to be a part of it.'"

The full extent of Shuri's role in the movie remains unclear, but we know she's responsible for helping get Bucky 'Winter Soldier' Barnes fighting fit for the Avengers' big battle against Thanos.

During the same Q&A, directors Anthony and Joe Russo said the movie was one of the most complicated ever to be made, from a logistical standpoint. They went on to discuss some of the challenges they faced directing Avengers: Infinity War.

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27. If you'd like to get caught up fast, check out our recap of the Marvel Cinematic Universe here. You can also read our coverage of the locations of the Infinity Stones to the Avengers we expect will die.

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