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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Shuts Down Production As Letitia Wright Recovers From Injury

November 7, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Image Credit: : Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is taking a pause in filming as Letitia Wright continues to recover from an injury suffered on set. THR reports that the production has shut down for new due to the severity of the injury, which Wright suffered in August.

Wright, who is reprising her role as Shuri in the new film, was hurt while shooting a sequence involving a stunt rig. At the time it wasn’t believed that Wright’s injury would impact the film’s shooting schedule. Wright has been in London recovering while the film shot around her scenes, mostly shooting in Atlanta the last couple of months, but there are no more scenes that the film can finish without her.

Ryan Coogler is directing the film, which will go on break starting the week of Thanksgiving. The plan iis to reconfigure production to get begin back up and running in early 2022.

A representative for Wright said, “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.”

The film was recently pushed back (along with the rest of Marvel’s upcoming slate post-Spider-Man: No Way Home) and is currently set for release on November 11, 2022. It is not believed that the shutdown will impact the release date.