By Stephen Ippolito | November 5th, 2021
Back in August, news broke that Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the MCU, suffered an injury while filming on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. At the time, it was said that the injury was “minor” and would not impact the film’s shooting schedule. Well apparently the injury was more than just “minor”.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, production for the Black Panther sequel will temporarily shut down starting the week of Thanksgiving to allow Wright more time to heal from the injury. A representative for the 28 year old actress did tell the outlet that they hope for filming to resume in early 2022.
“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.”Representative for Letitia Wright
According to the outlet, the Ryan Coogler directed film had been shooting everything they could without Wright for the last two months in Atlanta. Since they are now about to run out of things to shoot, the studio will “reconfigure the shoot to get things back on track for an early 2022 restart.”
Last month, Disney announced that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, along with four other films, had been pushed from July 8, 2022 to Nov. 11, 2022. Despite the news today, the film is not expected to be delayed again.