See What Shuri Almost Looked Like in BLACK PANTHER (2018) Concept Art by Phillip Boutte Jr.

Check out Black Panther concept art by Phillip Boutte Jr!
Recently it was announced that filming for the Black Panther sequel is temporarily halted.  Actress Letitia Wright was hurt performing a stunt and the production has shut down till she can return early next year. Wright plays Shuri the sister of T'Challa. 

In the comics and the movie, Shuri is the Princess of Wakanda, the daughter of T'Chaka and Ramonda. She's a brilliant engineer and the leader of the Wakandan Design Group. Shuri's primarily responsible for most of Wakanda's modern technology. Her wise-cracking style and humor won over audiences. 

"Ruth wanted to make sure Shuri looked smart, strong, and confident," Philip says on his personal Instagram account. "She also needed to look fun, young, and cool!" He shared concept art from working on the film. Besides Shuri, he also shares designs of M'Baku, Queen Ramonda, Zuri, and various tribal elders.

Boutte Jr. is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood movies like X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and Inception (2010). He's also the co-founder of 9bcollective, the first black-owned concept art studio made up primarily of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists.

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About Black Panther (2018)

Official synopsis: "After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war"
Directed by Ryan Coogler
Cinematography by Rachel Morrison
Production Design by Hannah Beachler
"Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Sterling K. Brown
"Black Panther" was released on February 16, 2018 (United States)
What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen Black Panther what do you think of the look?