Marvel Studios’ brand new Avengers: End Game trailer appears to reveal the fate of Black Panther’s sister Shuri.
At the 1:16 mark of the trailer, a brief clip shows Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner looking at a number of images on a display. The first is Scott Land and as you can see below, the second is Shuri.
Based on the tone of the trailer, the assumption is that these are Avengers or their allies who have gone missing following Thanos’s attack on Wakanda where he gained the full power of the Infinity Gauntlet and snapped his hand obliterating half of all living creatures in the universe. In fact, if you zoom in on the display, you can see that the red writing actually reads “Missing.”
Shuri’s fate in Avengers: Infinity War was up in the air, but many are now speculating she was dusted by Thanos like her brother, Black Panther.
And those folks aren’t happy about Shuri’s alleged fate being revealed.
— Sylvester (@parkandgo05) December 7, 2018
— Holly Jolly 🎄 (@Hollykach00) December 7, 2018
SHURI DIED WE RIOT FAM BRING YOUR PITCHFORKS
— let’s get this lembas bread (@Iokified) December 7, 2018
— ℐ (@cosmiqueer) December 7, 2018
However, it’s quite possible that Shuri did not die at the hands of Thanos. If you notice Ant-Man is front and center and we know for a fact that he did not die at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. The last time we saw Scott Lang was in a post-credit scene from Ant-Man and the Wasp, where he found himself trapped inside the Quantum Realm after Janet van Dyne, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym were dusted.
But if you watch to the end of the first trailer Marvel Studios just released, Ant-Man shows up at what appears to be the Avengers new headquarters asking to be let in.
If Ant-Man is alive, it’s quite possible Shuri is alive as well. Remember, this is just a display about what the Avengers know. They know Scott Lang is missing, and it’s possible Shuri has gone missing as well following Thanos’s snap.
It’s also possible that display might not even be about missing Avengers. It could be about top scientists. While Scott Lang comes off as a goof most of the time, we know he is a well accomplished engineer, and we’ve seen Shuri’s scientific and technical capabilities on full display with her research into vibranium.
It’s possible this display is the Avengers trying to track down these folks.
I wouldn’t put it past Joe and Anthony Russo to have placed Shuri’s image there specifically for the reaction we are seeing. The Russo brothers are well known for their misdirection, and my guess is this could be just that.
There’s a reason Shuri wasn’t shown dusted in Avengers: Infinity War, my guess is she is still out there. And just like Scott Lang who was trapped in the Quantum Realm, it’s highly likely she could be trapped in Wakanda’s Ancestor Realm after ingesting the Heart-Shaped Herb. Remember, it looks like she’s just missing, not confirmed dead.
What do you think happened to Shuri? Do you think this image confirms she was snapped out of existence by Thanos?
Avengers: End Game hits theaters on May 3, 2019.