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– by Nick Doll

There are going to be too many characters in Avengers: Infinity War. There, I said it. With side characters like Wong and Pepper Potts joining the action alongside the expected heavy hitters, it seems like every Avenger and his/her mom will be in this film, or at least, every Avenger and his sister.

Sorry, Defenders, no wonder you weren’t invited.

IMDB has revealed that Letitia Wright has joined the ever-growing cast of Avengers: Infinity War, and Wright responded with excitement on Twitter. She will be reprising her role as Shuri, sister of T’Challa / Black Panther, a role we will first see her play in next February’s Black Panther.

In the comics, Shuri is a member of the Wakandan Royal Family, seeing as she is King T’Challa’s sister, with similar powers to her brother. Shuri has even taken on the mantle of Black Panther. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, she will be a genius inventor as smart as Tony Stark, bringing with her some homemade tech as seen in the above photo from Black Panther.

But, don’t expect to see any of that in Infinity War. I assume characters like Pepper Potts, Wong, and Shuri will only appear in the beginning of the film, before our heroes leave on their cosmic adventure to defeat the mad titan Thanos. My money’s on the Avengers pictured in the San Diego Comic Con poster (below) to be our main players; everyone else in the cast will surely have tiny parts to make way for not only all the new Avengers like Doctor Strange and Black Panther, but also the freakin’ Guardians of the Galaxy.

How do you think Avengers: Infinity War will handle side characters that can hold their own like Wong and Shuri? Potts obviously won’t be a part of any battles, but do you think we’ll see Shuri in action, or simply as a supporting character? Let us know in the comment section below!

Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018.

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SOURCE: Letitia Wright and IMDB (via Twitter)