Another roadblock has hit production of the Black Panther sequel, as the film has temporarily shut down due to the severity of the injury sustained by star Letitia Wright, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
- Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was injured in late August when shooting a sequence involving a stunt rig on-location in Boston.
- Since then, production has been taking place mostly in Atlanta, shooting around her character while Wright is recovering in London. In August, Marvel Studios said the incident would ultimately not impact the shooting schedule of the film. However, it now seems production has had to shut down until she recovers, as all footage possible without Wright has been shot.
- Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the production is taking a hiatus to reconfigure the shoot to get things back on track for an early 2022 restart. The shutdown is expected to begin the week of Thanksgiving.
- Marvel has already pushed back the release of Wakanda Forever, in October, moving it from July 8, 2022 to November 11, 2022. Supposedly that new release date will remain even with this set back.
What They’re Saying:
- A representative for Wright said 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. Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers.”