November 09, (THEWILL) – Marvel Studios is reportedly closing down production of the anticipated ‘Black Panther’ sequel ‘Wakanda Forever’.
According to available information, production will temporarily be stopped from November 20 and resume in early 2022, so that the lead star actor, Letitia Wright, can recover from a severe injury she sustained on set.
The British actress who features as King T’Challa’s tech savvy sister, Shuri got injured back in August while performing a stunt at an on-location shoot in Boston.
The actress has since returned to London where she is reportedly recovering. The studio had in August stated that Wright’s injuries will have no effect on the film’s production schedule.
“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,” a representative for Wright confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter in August. “Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers”.
The sequel, which will be released on November 11, 2022, will see actors Lupita Nyong’O, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke and Angela Bassett return to play their roles.