Black Panther’s Letitia Wright On Possible All-Female Marvel Movie: “Let’s Do It!”


With the exception of Captain Marvel and that mooted Black Widow spinoff that’s still gestating in the early stages of development, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is seriously lacking when it comes to female-led movies. But that’s all about to change.

On the eve of Avengers 4 and the advent of Marvel’s Phase 4, the likes of Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok), Scarlett Johannson (Black Widow) and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler have all expressed interest in launching a Marvel spinoff built around the studio’s leading ladies. And you can go ahead and now add Letitia Wright’s name to the growing list.

Via Entertainment Tonight, the MCU fan-favorite spoke candidly about a possible all-female Marvel experience, and why the time is right for Phase 4 to swing its doors open to the franchise’s women.

Let’s just do it! I think if we’re going into the next phase of Marvel, we’ve gotta completely take that off the list. An all-female Marvel cinematic experience. I’m down for that.

As for her whip-smart princess, Shuri, Wright hopes that the all-but-confirmed Black Panther 2 will signal the moment when her MCU genius ventures beyond Wakanda and begins taking up “difference missions around the world.”

I would like to see [Shuri] venture out [of Wakanda] a little bit more and go on different missions around the world, and hopefully, she can go on those missions with her brother. I’d like to see her have a bit more responsibility in the land as well. She is a princess and I think in the first film she’s kind of like, ‘Yeah, I’m a princess… but I’m in the lab.’ But for her to have a bit more responsibility of having a say in what happens in the land as well, and what goes on, that would be cool because it can show a little bit more of maturity for her.

Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD and all the usual platforms, Black Panther was crowned king of the global box office back in February, where the Ryan Coogler standalone pic blew past all expectations on its journey to $1.3 billion worldwide. Avengers: Infinity War has walked a similar path to success, and is expected to overtake the Afrocentric epic in the coming weeks.

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