A new piece of comic fan art related to Avengers: Infinity War reveals what it would look like when Shuri reacted to the movie's shocking ending. Letitia Wright became one of the MCU's newest breakout stars with her scene-stealing turn in Black Panther as T'Challa's sister and one of Wakanda's most brilliant scientific minds. She also turned heads with her minor role in Infinity War, at one point making Bruce Banner sound like a bumbling idiot compared to her. She'll likely reappear in Avengers 4 as well.
But Shuri is not seen during Infinity War's ending, in which a fully powered Thanos snaps his fingers and turns half the universe to dust. Prominent heroes like T'Challa wither away as shocked bystanders look on, including reactions from fellow Wakandan mainstays Okoye and M'Baku. A fresh piece of comic fan art based on the movie shows how Shuri might have reacted to the learning of T'Challa's fate.
As comic artist Stephen Byrne revealed on his Twitter, he created four panels of comic book-style art depicting Shuri's reaction to the loss of T'Challa and many others after Thanos' fateful snap. First, she's approached by Okoye, Banner in his Hulkbuster armor, Thor, and other survivors, expecting the worst. Then she breaks down. You can check out the full artwork below:
Byrne also tweeted a rough outline of the artwork described as "How to snap." Byrne is more than just a talented fan artist; he's an established illustrator known for his work on Joss Whedon's Serenity comic series, as well as DC comics series like Green Arrow and Justice League. He also does animation for the game Plants vs. Zombies. Despite his DC affiliations, Byrne clearly hasn't shied away from creating original artwork based on Marvel characters either.
Much like a new comic for Star Wars: The Last Jedi revealed the last words of Admiral Ackbar, this art by Byrne portrays a moment that Avengers fans may have loved to see actually take place on the big screen. T'Challa and Shuri's relationship was one of the driving forces behind the success of Black Panther and she continued to shine in her limited screen time in Infinity War. Wright even wants Shuri to become the Black Panther herself in the future. She dropped out of the picture near the end of the climactic battle in Wakanda, so Byrne's artwork could at least help fill the void a little bit.
The art is ultimately a frustrating tease for Shuri fans, as striking as Byrne's animation is. There may never be a fully realized version of what Shuri's reaction to the Avengers: Infinity War ending may have looked like. For now, fans will have to settle for this.
Source: Stephen Byrne
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