‘Black Panther 2’ Resumes Production With Letitia Wright

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever starring Letitia Wright.
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Update, Friday, January 14 at 8:03 p.m.: Shuri is about to return to the set. Through The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will resume production next week, now that lead actress Letitia Wright has recovered from the serious injury she suffered while filming last August. Wright returned to London to heal, and the film was finally put on hiatus in November. The return to production was also reportedly delayed due to positive COVID-19 cases among the crew and cast, including Lupita Nyong’o. According to THR, the film will now shoot for about four weeks in Atlanta. Despite the delay, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently still sticking to its November 11, 2022 release date.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently on hiatus as its lead actress Letitia Wright recovers from an injury on set in late August this year. Reprising the role of Shuri, the younger sister of Black Panther T’Challa, the actress was injured during a scene involving a stunt on location in Boston. Since then, Wright has been in London recuperating while production continues in Atlanta. Through The Hollywood Reporter, director Ryan Coogler was able to film all the scenes that Shuri was not in. The film was reportedly shut down Thanksgiving week to restart production in early 2022. Marvel Studios initially said it would not halt production, but the release date for the film was recently pushed back from July 8, 2022 to November 11, 2022.

“Letitia has been recovering in London since September from injuries sustained on the set of black panther 2 and look forward to returning to work in early 2022,” a representative for Wright said. THR. “Letitia kindly asks you to keep her in your prayers.” Last month, Wright denied making anti-vaccination comments about the black panther 2 together. In December 2020, the actress received backlash for sharing a video questioning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine on Twitter. THR affirmed that she also shared these views on the Black Panther together. “It saddens me to have to address the reports published by The Hollywood Reporter on October 6, 2021,” Wright said in a since-deleted Instagram post on October 12. “The report was about my conduct on the set of black panther 2. I honestly say that was completely untrue.

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