The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to come together like never before with the release of Avengers: Infinity War. Heroes who have never met will finally cross paths, which will likely make for some delightful chemistry, as well as some clashes. There's a lot to look forward to in the film, and it sounds like one introduction that Spider-Man: Homecoming actor Tom Holland wants to see at some point in the future is a moment between Peter Parker and Black Panther's Shuri. In a recent interview, Holland explained:
It sounds like Tom Holland is just as intrigued by the possibility of working with Shuri actress Letitia Wright as Peter Parker would be about meeting Shuri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The two actors have apparently become good friends over the course of the last year (working on one of the biggest movies ever made will do that), and Holland wants to see Peter and Shuri team up at some point. After all, there's already precedent for it in the comics, and Holland appears to think that the combination of their characters could make for some solid comedic moments. Holland doesn't specify if he wants to see this crossover happen in Avengers: Infinity War (they're both in the movie, making it technically feasible) or a future MCU outing, but he nevertheless seems excited by any situation that will bring Peter and Shuri together.
Warning: mild spoilers ahead for Black Panther!
Tom Holland doesn't offer up a way for Peter Parker and Shuri to meet in his interview with EW, but the logistics are already in place to make it a possibility. At the end of Black Panther, Shuri finds herself entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing an advanced science center in Oakland, which is precisely the type of place that Peter Parker would probably like to go if he continues to work for Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) for the foreseeable future. Shuri is responsible for making some excellent Wakandan gadgets in Black Panther, and she could probably help Peter out with his own scrappy, DIY Spider-themed gadgets.
There's also the matter of Shuri and Peter Parker bonding over their shared youth. The Avengers roster primarily consists of older heroes like Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), but Shuri and Peter Parker stand out because they are both teenagers. Aside from Spider-Man: Homecoming, youth is something that hasn't been thoroughly explored in Marvel movies yet (unless you count Teen Groot), so it stands to reason that Shuri and Peter might naturally gravitate towards one another if they find themselves formally introduced.
Peter Parker and Shuri will make their next appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when Avengers: Infinity War debuts in theaters next month on April 27. For now, there's still time to check out Shuri in her debut outing, so make sure to take a look at CinemaBlend's review of Black Panther and go check out the Wakandan adventure for yourself!
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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