The sequel to the 2018 Marvel Film Black Panther has had a somewhat troubled production. First was the passing of the original actor, Chadwick Boseman in 2020. Then there was the on set accident which resulted in the injury of actress Letitia Wright, who is supposedly going to be stepping up as the new lead. But a new setback is causing the film not only to delay further filming until next year, but could also delay the film.
A representative said to THR:
“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.“
All shots in the film that don’t require Letitia Wright have already been finished, but due to her not having fully recovered and unable to film the production crew has nothing that they are able to film. Originally it was said that the injury would not effect the shooting, but that seems to have been untrue.
It’s been speculated that Letitia Wright’s character Shuri, the younger sister of the original Black Panther, will take up the mantel in a currently unknown manner. Since T’Challa isn’t dead in the film series (at least not yet) the way she would become his successor has not been mentioned by anyone involved with the production. So her being absent from a film she is supposedly starring in is definitely a monkey wrench in the machine.
If the situation does not improve the film could most likely be delayed until 2023 or worse even be canceled.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
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