Filming for Black Panther 2 restarts after months-long break and Winston Duke receives ‘raise’

Black Panther 2 filming resumes after months-long hiatus following star Letitia Wright’s injury and Winston Duke receives ‘heavy raise’


Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has started filming again months after an injury to star Letitia Wright slowed production.

The actress, 28, plays Shuri in the film series and was injured in August 2021. The Black Panther 2 crew filmed as much as they could without the star but had to shut down at the end of November of the year last.

Her agent told The Hollywood Reporter that she still planned to return to production even though COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory for everyone on set.

Filming again: Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has started filming again months after an injury to star Letitia Wright slowed production

Wright has previously made statements that many perceived to be against vaccination against the virus that has killed more than 5.5 million people.

The Black Mirror actress shared a link to a YouTube video last December that asked if people should get vaccinated.

She wrote on Twitter: “If you don’t conform to popular opinion. but ask questions and think for yourself… you are cancelled.

Stop: The actress, 28, plays Shuri in the film series and was injured in August 2021. The Black Panther 2 crew filmed as much as they could without the star

Stop: The actress, 28, plays Shuri in the film series and was injured in August 2021. The Black Panther 2 crew filmed as much as they could without the star

A few questions about her involvement: Her agent told The Hollywood Reporter that she still planned to return to production despite the COVID-19 vaccination being mandatory

A few questions about her involvement: Her agent told The Hollywood Reporter that she still planned to return to production despite the COVID-19 vaccination being mandatory

After some backlash from fans regarding her tweet, she replied, “You have every right to ask questions about what’s going on in your body and ask questions until you feel ready.”

Wright made it clear that “it was not my intention to upset anyone [prayer hands emoji] I’m not saying don’t take it either. I’m just concerned about what’s in there, that’s all. Isn’t it fair to ask questions or ask?

Despite the slowdown in production, this wasn’t bad news for the entire cast.

Get paid: Winston Duke, 35, will receive a

Getting paid: Winston Duke, 35, to get ‘heavy raise’ according to same THR article

Untimely death: Duke's role could be expanded from the film's original plan due to Chadwick Boseman's untimely death from colon cancer (pictured 2018)

Untimely death: Duke’s role could be expanded from the film’s original plan due to Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death from colon cancer (pictured 2018)

Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in the first Black Panther movie and Avengers: Endgame, has reportedly received a pay raise for his expanded role in the new movie.

The American star, 35, will receive a “heavy raise” according to the same THR report. Duke’s role may be expanded from the film’s original plan due to Chadwick Boseman’s untimely death from colon cancer.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for November 11 this year.

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