We know that Letitia Wright’s Shuri character from Black Panther is going to show up in Infinity War, but how would she interact with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark? Are they going to nerd out or get jealous of each other? Will they meet up at all? We still don’t know how this will all play out in May when the movie is released, but Wright has revealed how she thinks it might go down in Infinity War. Letitia Wright’s Shuri was just recently introduced to Marvel Cinematic Universe fans last weekend, learning that she may even be more brilliant than Tony Stark and Bruce Banner combined.
In a new interview, Letitia Wright was asked how Shuri might interact with Tony Stark and Bruce Banner if she were to ever meet them. Wright was careful not to give anything about Infinity War away, but she did have an idea of how it might all go down. Letitia Wright says that she thinks that Shuri will definitely be able to hold her own. She had this to say.
“I think she’ll be ok. I think she would humble herself to learn from them, and challenge them as well with new designs and new ideas from Wakanda. And she’s willing to learn from the West because her brother is so open now. I think she’s embracing that as well. She would hold her own.”
The trailers for Infinity War have shown that Hulk is on Wakanda, so it seems at the very least that Bruce Banner will have a run in with Shuri. The new LEGO sets have shown that Banner is the one in the Hulkbuster suit, so that could pique Shuri’s curiosity. Additionally, the LEGO sets also point to Iron Man showing up on Wakanda with Star-Lord and Gamora, which means that he’ll more than likely run into Shuri as well. The Infinity War LEGO sets don’t explicitly say that they’ll all show up in Wakanda, but the set in question comes with a Wakanda background and a Thanos figure as well, so it seems logical to assume that this will be the case.
If the meetings with Bruce Banner and Tony Stark don’t happen in Infinity War, there’s always a chance that it can happen in Avengers 4, as long as everybody survives the events of the first installment. Shuri’s genius and technological innovations are sure to wow the rest of the Avengers and her smart-ass attitude would fit in well with Tony Stark’s attitude as well. Shuri’s lack of feeling humble would also be a pretty interesting thing to see playout on the big screen with Stark, so let’s hope that this happens in May.
Infinity War will hit theaters on May 4th, 2018, so we’ll have to wait until then to see of Shuri and Tony Stark get to have a meeting. In the meantime, Black Panther is currently in theaters and breaking all types of box office records, so make sure to check that out before attempting to see the next two Avengers movies. You can read the rest of the lengthy interview with Letitia Wright and her thoughts on the possibility of a Tony Stark and Bruce Banner meeting via the Los Angeles Times.