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A Black Panther fan-favorite will play a key role in Infinity War

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Good news from Black Panther’s deep bench of characters

Black Panther - close-up of Black Panther in costume Marvel Studios/Walt Disney Studios

Black Panther introduced a large cast of strong supporting players to the already packed world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that one of the movie’s best characters will be back on screen sooner rather than later.

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for both Black Panther and Infinity War.]

“Fans of Wakandan technology chief Shuri will be happy to know she’s a key part of [Avengers: Infinity War], seen here meeting with Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner,” Entertainment Weekly stated. You can see the corresponding still from the film on the publication’s site.

Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, is the princess of Wakanda and little sister of the titular character. We get to see her not only help design the technology of the Black Panther suit during the course of Black Panther, but also engage in active combat against the film’s antagonist. She has already played a large role in the greater Marvel Cinematic timeline by fixing the brain of Bucky Barnes, who will now be known as White Wolf.

But it’s Shuri’s mix of extreme competence and childlike joy at her work that has endeared her so much to the film’s audiences. The fact that she’s coming back for such a large role in Infinity War is great news, although the film has to already be groaning under the weight of so many characters.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released on April 27.