Avengers: Infinity War left a hole that is too wide to fill with fan theories – but that hasn’t stopped them from trying. With Thanos becoming successful in his mission to wipe out half the universe with the snap of his fingers (including some of our Marvel Heroes), that leaves an opening that needs to be filled by other members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Black Panther being one of the fallen, that may allow the princess of Wakanda, Shuri, to step up and take his place.
Shuri may become Black Panther, which would follow suit to the source material, as well as her designing items for the heroes in the stories told. It would make sense and would be a good new edition to the MCU for where it stands now, post-Thanos. Although, we don’t know where Shuri stands after the entire incident, and it is possibly she was one of the brave who were disintegrated.
Having her father and brother both killed, it would make a good background story to having her take not only the place of her brother as the monarch in Wakanda, but also the hero, Black Panther. However, with Black Panther coming out long after Avengers 4 was filmed back-to-back with Infinity War, Marvel had no idea that it would be such a huge success.
With the way Marvel sets up each story up to work so well with each other – would they have predicted that fans would love the character this much?
Regardless, this twist would make for one interesting story and would be fun to watch, and as it’s only speculation and theories, we can bet it won’t be correct. Most fan theories for Infinity War were wrong, as Marvel Studios know how to blow their fans minds.
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