Black Panther Sequel Shuts Down Production As Letitia Wright Recovers From Injury

Letitia sustained the unspecified injury in late August.
Letitia Wright at a premiere in 2019
Letitia Wright at a premiere in 2019
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Disney has temporarily shut down the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever so the film’s star, Letitia Wright, can recover from an injury.

Letitia sustained the unspecified injury in late August while on a stunt rig on location in Boston, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Although Marvel Studios said at that time that the former Black Mirror star’s injury would not affect the shooting schedule, she has been in London recovering since the accident while production continued around her character.

There is no word on how long shooting will be delayed, but the film’s release date is still set for 8 July 2022.

Letitia’s character Shuri – the sister of T’Challa – is thought to be taking centre stage in the upcoming Black Panther sequel, following the death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.

Letitia Wright as seen in Black Panther
Letitia Wright as seen in Black Panther
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Other cast members from the first film including Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett will be returning for the follow-up alongside Letitia, with I May Destroy You star Michaela Coel also joining the cast of Wakanda Forever.

Last month, Letitia Wright was forced to speak out when she come under fire following accusations she’d been spreading anti-vaccine views on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

She denied the accusations, stating: “The report spoke about my conduct on the set of Black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue.”

Letitia was previously criticised for retweeting a controversial video by vaccine skeptic Tomi Arayomi, who said that fear was killing people, not Covid-19.