Letitia Wright’s injury has led to the temporary shutdown of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever filming.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was already gearing up to be a difficult production with the franchise moving forward without Chadwick Boseman following his death. The production has now faced another hurdle, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that filming will be put on hold due to Letitia Wright’s injury.
It was originally reported back in August that Letitia Wright was hospitalized after suffering minor injuries because of stunt work. It appears Wright’s injury was more severe than what was initially said because Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been reportedly filming as much as they could without Wright for the last two months.
Now, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will have to wait for Letitia Wright to recover from her injury, which will put production on hold the week of Thanksgiving with a return early next year. Here’s what Wright’s representative said in a statement:
“Letitia has been recovering in London since September from injuries sustained on the set of Black Panther 2 and is looking forward to returning to work early 2022.”
Here is the synopsis for the first Black Panther film:
After the death of his father, the king of Wakanda, young T’Challa returns home to the isolated high-tech African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and Black Panther – is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, he must release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding Letitia Wright’s future in the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter