The actor got injured on the set in August this year.
Last Updated: 02.27 AM, Nov 06, 2021
According to Hollywood media, the sequel to Disney's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is halting production for at least a month to allow actor Letitia Wright to recover from an injury. As per The Hollywood Reporter and Variety, Wright, who played Shuri in the predominantly Black superhero film, was injured during a stunt in August this year and will require more time to recover. Her injury was first regarded as minor, but the nature of it has not been confirmed.
In a statement, Wright's representative told The Hollywood Reporter, "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."
Wright, 28, portrayed the tech whiz and younger sister of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa in Black Panther, which was one of the year's most successful films. After his untimely death from cancer in 2020, Boseman's role was not recast. Although narrative details have not been published, Wright is likely to have a larger part in the sequel.
After Wright's accident in August, the international publication reported that filming resumed with other sequences and actors, but director Ryan Coogler had filmed all footage that his crew could without Wright.
Wright's character Shuri became a fan-favourite instantly after she was introduced in the Black Panther film.
In October this year, the actor took to her Instagram page and slammed the report of her going anti-vaccination on the sets of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Wright denied all the claims in her post.
Meanwhile, according to a Disney spokeswoman, filming of Black Panther: Wakanda will stop the week of November 22 and restart in early 2022. The film's release date, which is set for November 2022, is not expected to be affected by the production halt.