After a two-month hiatus, production on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is set to resume with star Letitia Wright, who was injured while filming the sequel last year.
Filming for Ryan Coogler’s sequel was halted last November after the crew filmed as much as they could without Wright. Now that she has recovered and is back in Atlanta, USA, filming for The Marvel Project will resume in Atlanta next week.
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In August, Wright, who plays T’Challa’s sister Shuri, was injured while filming a sequence involving a stunt on location in Boston and was briefly hospitalized. Details of Wright’s accident were earlier described as a minor stunt accident, but a letter from Marvel’s Kevin Feige revealed that Wright’s accident was more serious than originally thought.
“What we initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious, with Letitia suffering a severe shoulder fracture and concussion with serious side effects,” said Kevin Feige, Louis D’ Esposito and Nate Moore in a statement.
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Production was originally scheduled to restart a week before but was delayed due to several cast and crew, including Lupita Nyong’o, testing positive for Covid-19.
Wright is expected to play a larger role in the sequel, though plot details have not been revealed. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” premieres on November 11, 2022.