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Letitia Wright to resume filming for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever next week

Production on the movie had been put on hold when last year when Wright had suffered an injury on set

Shilpa S
Jan 15, 2022
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After a period of anxious anticipation for MCU fans, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has officially announced that it will be back in production next week. Letitia Wright, whose onset injury necessitated production being put on hold, will also return to filming.

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, filming is scheduled to resume in Atlanta next week and will go on for about four weeks. Filming was initially expected to restart on Monday, but it had to be postponed due to several cast and crew members testing positive for COVID-19. Lupita Nyong’o, who will reprise her role from the first film, was one of them.

Production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had to be stopped last year after Wright, who essays the role of Shuri, sustained injuries on set while filming a scene involving stunt equipment. While the crew had gone on filming in Wright’s absence, they had announced a hiatus until January of this year. The makers had announced that the delays in filming would not impact the expected release date of the film, which is still November 11, 2022.

After the death of Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular Black Panther, in August 2020, it had been announced that the upcoming sequel would feature Shuri in an expanded leading role after Marvel decided to not recast Boseman. The upcoming film is directed by Ryan Coogler, who also directed the first film.

In addition to Wright and Nyong’o, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also features Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, and Dominique Thorne. Other MCU films which are slated for release this year include Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, with their release dates being May 6 and July 8, respectively.

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