The highly anticipated sequel to Black Panther, one of the Marvel cinematic universe’s most lucrative properties, has experienced a setback in the hospitalisation of Letitia Wright while filming a stunt on set.
Since being released from the hospital after receiving treatment for minor injuries, Entertainment Weekly has reported that the incident isn’t expected to have an impact on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s filming schedule.
Reprising her role as T’Challa’s sister, Shuri, Letitia Wright joins Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, and I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel in the ensemble cast, whilst Ryan Coogler returns to direct. With very few details about the plot to the sequel, the basic story will continue the story of the fictional Wakanda after the death of T’Challa, previously portrayed by the late Chadwick Boseman.
In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige announced that the character Ironheart will make her screen debut in the film, set to be played by Dominique Thorne with previous credits in Judas And The Black Messiah and If Beale Street Could Talk.
News of the temporary setback to production comes shortly after Simone Ledward Boseman, the wife of the late actor Chadwick Boseman, paid tribute to him in a performance on the Stand Up To Cancer telecast.
Performing a cover of Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal’s ‘I’ll Be Seeing You’ on the live stream, she was introduced by actor Anthony Anderson who gave a heartfelt speech about the late Chadwick Boseman. Speaking on the live stream, Anderson stated: “Many of us were devastated to learn of Chadwick Boseman’s tragic passing after he privately grappled with cancer for several years”.
Continuing, he added: “The world lost an incredible artist, and a true hero. But before he was a public figure, he was a person like you or me – a son, a brother, uncle, cousin, friend, colleague, husband. Many of us are all too familiar with the fracture a dearly loved one’s passing leaves in the lives of those who love them. Here to perform a song about living with the reality of loss and finding a way forward is Chadwick’s wife, Simone”.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is due for release in the US and UK on July 8th, 2022.