Production will be shut down on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever while one of the stars of the film, Letitia Wright, recovers from an injury sustained over the summer. The cast and crew will go on break Thanksgiving week, and are currently scheduled to resume filming in early 2022.
Wright was hurt in August while shooting a scene on a stunt rig in Boston; the nature of her injuries has not been disclosed. Director Ryan Coogler has been shooting around Wright’s absence in Atlanta while she recuperates in London. A representative for Wright 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. Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers.” Wright plays Shuri, a scientist and the younger sister of King T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman. The 27-year-old played the character in The Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
The production delay is not expected to impact the film’s release date, currently set for Nov. 11, 2022.
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