Everybody Wants Black Panther's Brainy, Badass Shuri to Become a Disney Princess
Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." Well, it feels like the world has been dreaming about a Disney princess who defies all the tropes for ages, and now it seems like we've finally got one! Princess Shuri, smart-mouthed sister to King T'Challa of Wakanda, is a brainy, badass fan favorite in Black Panther — and upon realizing that Marvel is a Disney subsidiary, fans are ready to induct Shuri into the ranks of official Disney princesses (though we all know she's the queen of one-liners!).
Walt Disney Studios and Marvel are separate movie-making beasts, but considering the fact that Disney owns Marvel in its entirety, we think Shuri definitely counts as a Disney princess. There are already other Black Panther characters roaming Disneyland to delight park guests; why shouldn't Shuri join them? Just imagine little kids waltzing up to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique for their princess makeovers, then getting to choose between Elsa, Ariel, Tiana, and the brightest scientist in Wakanda, Shuri. Now that's a princess experience we can get behind!
Twitter wholeheartedly agrees that Shuri is perfect Disney princess material, offering a great example for kids and adults alike. Between the way she holds her own in battle and how she uses her passion for STEM to help lead a technologically advanced nation, Shuri is a strong role model who encompasses exactly what a Disney princess should be in 2018. Check out these passionate reactions from fans who agree!