Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has begun production hiatus to allow Letitia Wright to recover from her injury.
After star Letitia Wright’s spot injury, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has officially begun production hiatus for the rest of 2021.
It appears that Wright’s injuries are believed to be much more serious than initially thought. Wright was hospitalized again in August 2021 after an accident on set Black Panther 2. She recovered in London after Injury she got while filming Black Panther 2, is currently listed as serious shoulder fracture and concussion with serious side effects.
The reporting deadline was on Friday morning when Marvel executives Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Nate Moore sent a notice to the entire cast and crew confirming the cessation of production. “What we thought initially were minor injuries but much more serious when Letitia suffered a severe shoulder fracture, and a concussion with serious side effects,” the Marvel executive said. “It was a painful process and Letitia has been recovering at home with her doctors and the support of her family.” The note also includes that produced on Black Panther 2 will reopen in January 2022.
This production disruption also comes after reports revealed that Wright was not vaccinated against COVID-19, which could cause more production difficulties, especially for the Atlanta set. coming soon, as CDC rules require proof of vaccination for non-citizens entering the United States. Disney recently moved the release dates of all Marvel movies slated for 2022, Black Panther The sequel is expected to keep the same late 2022 release date. Wright’s character Shuri, the intellectually intelligent who is also T’Challa/Black Panther’s sister, will play a more prominent role. in the sequel, especially after the tragic death of Chadwick Boseman in August 2020.
In a recent interview, Moore shed more light on the character and Boseman’s potential, sharing that he and a lot of others agree they won’t let T’Challa appear in the Marvel movies in the future and the decision to continue without this character was made a year ago. Feige also confirmed that Black Panther 2 will discover more about Wakanda, including its rich historical ancestry, with rumors also suggesting a sequel introducing the Atlantean villain Namor.
Other returning cast members include Lupita Nyong’o’s Nakia, Danai Gurira’s Okoye, Martin Freeman’s Everett K. Ross, Winston Duke’s M’Baku and Angela Bassett’s Ramonda. New additions include Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams / Iron Heart, a genius inventor who created a suit that rivaled Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor. A series for Disney Plus titled Iron Man is in the process of development.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will finally hit theaters on November 11, 2022.
The source: Deadline
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