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How Old is Shuri in Black Panther 2? Wakanda Forever Timeline Explained

Letitia Wright is front and center in the Marvel sequel while her character’s family and the nation of Wakanda mourn the loss of T’Challa. We confirm how old Shuri is in Black Panther 2 while the events unfold.

Wakanda Forever is currently sitting with an 84% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes with a 95% audience score, which is an impressive start to any new release.

Co-written by Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a sequel to the 2018 debut of the Marvel character and stars Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Dominique Thorne, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Tenoch Huerta, Martin Freeman, and Angela Bassett.

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How Old is Shuri in Black Panther 2?

Shuri is 25 years old in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Despite producer Nate Moore stating that Shuri was 16 years old during the first Black Panther movie, both Letitia Wright and the movie’s novelization, Black Panther: The Junior Novel, state that Shuri is actually 18 years old during those events.

The first Black Panther movie takes place between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War and both Infinity War and Black Panther take place in the year 2018.

Jumping ahead to Wakanda Forever, we know these events take place around two years after the events of Avengers: Endgame and ScreenRant confirmed that Wakanda Forever takes place in 2025 because of the five-year time jump at the beginning of Endgame added on.

Since Shuri was 18 in 2018 during the first Black Panther movie, this confirms she is 25 in Wakanda Forever in the year 2025. 

Black Panther Wakanda Forever – Cr. Marvel Entertainment, YouTube

When Does Black Panther Wakanda Forever Take Place in the MCU Timeline?

In addition to occurring two years after Avengers: Endgame, Moore also confirmed to CinemaBlend that Wakanda Forever takes place after Spider-Man: No Way Home and Eternals:

“I think it probably happens potentially concurrent with Thor [Love and Thunder]. New Asgard does exist in our film. And almost concurrent with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which is coming out in February.”

Furthermore, this means Wakanda Forever takes place in the same year as She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Ms. Marvel.

Next Marvel Projects – When Does the Next Marvel Movie Come Out?

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is the next Marvel movie in the pipeline, scheduled to release on February 17, 2023.

The final Marvel project to release this year is The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, scheduled to premiere on November 25, which will be another Special Presentation following the short runtime format of Werewolf by Night.

After the Holiday Special and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Secret Invasion will be the next Disney Plus series from Marvel – a six-part adventure returning Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, due for release in Spring 2023.

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By Jo Craig – [email protected]

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now in theaters worldwide.

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Being a pop culture writer and a proud geek of all trades, Jo loves to dissect fandoms and marvel at their insides. The entirety of The Lord of the Rings, superhero origins, the Ghost of Tsushima score, the Wings of Freedom, and the endless search for a sleepy Tyranitar are but a few of Jo's passions, with a penchant for contributing to the geek culture community.

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