One of the cool things about the MCU is that there are no small, unimportant roles. Well, there are, but none that are kept a mystery. And that's a situation we have now with Black Panther, as newcomer Letitia Wright has been cast in a mysterious new role.
While Variety's report had said she was playing a brand new character named Serita, that's no longer in their report. So what is her actual role? I have three guesses. One is Shuri, T'Challa's younger half-sister who took on the Black Panther mantle; another is Queen Divine Justice, a member of Tachalla's personal guard the Dora Milaje but one who was raised on the streets of Chicago; and the villain Malice, a former Dora Milaje who grew jealous of the other women in T'Challa's life.
The 22-year-old Wright isn't a known commodity yet but that may be changing. She recently scored a role in Steven Spielberg's adaptation Ready Player One, which opens next year. As for Black Panther, it will hit theaters on February 16th 2018.