Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is one of 2022’s most anticipated movies, and word comes that after nearly two months off due to an injury from star Letitia Wright, production on the film is ready to resume.
Wright was injured on set in August 2021 in an incident with a stunt rig during a night shoot in Boston, but soon realized the injuries were more severe than thought.
In November, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige issued a statement: “What we had initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious with Letitia suffering a critical shoulder fracture, and a concussion with severe side effects.”
Wright had also been causing controversy before the injury by posting anti-vax videos to her social media, which she ended up deleting entirely.
Not much is known about the plot, especially with the 2020 death of lead Chadwick Boseman, who played T’Challa aka Black Panther, but it’s expected that Wright’s character of Shuri, T’Challa’s sister and Wakanda’s head of tech, would take a larger role in this sequel.
Director Ryan Coogler is again at the Black Panther film helm, and I’ve heard rumors that fan favorite Winston Duke will also see his M’Baku character’s role expanded in the new movie.
Originally scheduled for this summer, Marvel opted to push the movie to a November 11, 2022 release date last fall. According to sources, there are no further date changes planned.
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