Due to the severity of Letitia Wright’s injuries, the Marvel film Black Panther has been temporarily halted. In late August, Wright was hurt while filming a stunt sequence on location in Boston with a stunt rig. At the time, Marvel Studios stated that Wright’s injury would have no effect on the film’s production timetable.
“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.”
Following her injuries, Wright relocated to London, where she has been throughout the filming of her character, Shuri, the sister of Black Panther T’Challa. Shuri, played by Wright, was a fan favorite in the 2018 movie, which earned $1.3 billion and won three Academy Awards. The role was upgraded to the lead of the sequel when actor Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in August 2020.
For the past two months, Wakanda Forever has been filming mostly in Atlanta. Without Wright, director Ryan Coogler is claimed to have filmed all of the material that his crew is capable of.
According to sources, the production is taking a break to reorganize the shot in order to resume production in early 2022. The shutdown is likely to begin during the Thanksgiving holiday week.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit the theaters on Nov. 11, 2022.