Black Panther: Wakanda Forever production paused until Letitia Wright heals from on-set injury


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever production paused until Letitia Wright heals from on-set injury


Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been stopped while star Letitia Wright continues heals from a serious injury sustained on set in August.

The Marvel sequel is on temporary hiatus while they wait for Wright to shoot the remaining scenes of the comic book film, which is a follow-up to the 2018 hit starring the late Chadwick Boseman.

Wakanda Forever had been filming mostly in Atlanta for the last two months and director Ryan Coogler reportedly shot all footage he could without Wright, according to The Hollywood Reporter. 

Pressing pause: Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been stopped while star Letitia Wright continues heals from a serious injury sustained on set in August

Pressing pause: Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been stopped while star Letitia Wright continues heals from a serious injury sustained on set in August

Wright was injured in late August while filming an action sequence on-location in Boston.

Initially, the Marvel Studios said Wright’s injury would not impact the production schedule.

Following the injury Wright headed to London where she was able to shoot some scenes around her character.

Insiders said during hiatus the production will adjust plans to fit a 2022 restart. Things will shut down the week of Thanksgiving, according to sources.

Waiting: Wakanda Forever had been filming mostly in Atlanta for the last two months and director Ryan Coogler reportedly shot all footage he could without Wright, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Waiting: Wakanda Forever had been filming mostly in Atlanta for the last two months and director Ryan Coogler reportedly shot all footage he could without Wright, according to The Hollywood Reporter  

Beloved: The actress became a fan favorite with the role of Shuri, the sister of Black Panther T'Challa

Beloved: The actress became a fan favorite with the role of Shuri, the sister of Black Panther T’Challa

‘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,’ a representative for Wright said in a statement to THR. 

‘Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers.’

The actress became a fan favorite  with the role of Shuri, the sister of Black Panther T’Challa. 

After Boseman’s death from cancer in August 2020, the young scientist/inventor was rewritten as the lead.

Prominent: After Boseman's death from cancer in August 2020, the young scientist/inventor was rewritten as the lead

Prominent: After Boseman’s death from cancer in August 2020, the young scientist/inventor was rewritten as the lead

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already suffered several scheduling setbacks.

Marvel moved the release date from July 8, 2022, to November 11, 2022 in October.

Sources say that date is staying put for the time being.

The original Black Panther was a critical and commercial hit, earning $1.3 billion at the box office and winner three Oscars.

Big shoes to fill: Black Panther was a critical and commercial hit, earning $1.3 billion at the box office and winner three Oscars

Big shoes to fill: Black Panther was a critical and commercial hit, earning $1.3 billion at the box office and winner three Oscars

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