The last two months were shot while the actress recovered
Production for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been stopped indefinitely as Letitia Wright, who plays Princess Shuri and is the lead star, sustained injury.
Wright was hurt in late August, during a sequence featuring a stunt rig on location in Boston. It was believed that the injury will not affect production, and Marvel Studios carried on filming. But now, the severity of the injury has shut everything down.
Due to her injury, Letitia Wright left for her home in London and has spent all this time recovering. It is believed that director Ryan Coogler has managed to film every scene that does not include Wright. Sources say that shooting will shut down during Thanksgiving week, and will start sometime in early 2022.
One of Wright’s representatives stated that the actress is still recovering in London, and is looking forward to her return in early 2022. They also added that Letitia Wright asks everyone to keep her in their prayers.
Marvel had recently pushed back the release date of some of their upcoming movies, and Wakanda Forever was also included. The movie was originally set to release on July 8, 2022, but got pushed to November 11, 2022. Whether the new setback affects the release remains to be seen.
Fans are particularly interested on how Marvel Studios and Coogler will play out the sequel after lead star Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing. Letitia Wright plays Princess Shuri, T’Challa’s sister, and a fan-favourite since her introduction in 2018. After Boseman’s death in August 2020, the story was changed and Shuri was made the next Black Panther and the movie’s lead.
Let’s wish the actress a speedy recovery!