Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to Shut Down Production While Letitia Wright Recovers From On-Set Injury
Some sources have reported that Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be put on hold as actress Letitia Wright recovers from an on-set injury she sustained in August. Beginning the week of Thanksgiving, production will be halted until early 2022.
Wright was hurt more than two months ago, in late August, while filming a stunt rig routine on-site in Boston. Her accident was not expected to affect the film’s production timeline at the moment. Since Wright’s injury, director Ryan Coogler and the rest of the crew have been filming largely in Atlanta. She stayed in London for the shoot, which went on without her.
“Letitia has been recovering in London since September from injuries incurred on the set of ‘Black Panther 2’ and is looking forward to returning to work in early 2022,” Wright’s representatives said in a statement. “Letitia respectfully requests that you remember her in your prayers.”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released on November 11, 2022, following a recent postponement from July 8, 2022. Despite the temporary suspension, the new release date is expected to be kept.
In 2018’s “Black Panther,” Wright debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Shuri, a brilliant inventor and younger sister of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa. The plot of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is unknown, however, Shuri is expected to play a bigger part following Boseman’s death from cancer in August 2020. Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett are among the cast members who are anticipated to return for the sequel to the best picture candidate and three-time Oscar winner.
Michaela Coel, the writer, and star of “I May Destroy You,” has joined the cast in an unspecified role, according to Variety. Dominique Thorne, who will play the up-and-coming superhero Ironheart in her own Disney Plus TV series, will also be introduced in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” before her television debut.