Marvel Reveals the Full Extent of Letitia Wright’s Black Panther 2 Injuries
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright was hurt in August while performing a stunt for her character, Shuri. At the time, reports characterized Wright’s injuries as minor. However, a new report by Deadline has revealed that Wright’s physical aliments are anything but “minor.” Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito and Nate Moore sent out a statement to the film’s crew today. And in their note, they said that Wright suffered “a critical shoulder fracture, and a concussion with severe side effects.”
Since the incident, Wright has been recovering at her home in London. In the meantime, director Ryan Coogler and the remaining cast have been filming around Wright. Essentially, everything that could be shot without Shuri was moved up. But as Marvel’s executives also acknowledged, “there’s only so much we can do without Shuri!” That’s why the film is going on hiatus today. However, filming is expected to resume with Wright in January 2022.
“We’ve adjusted our production schedule so she has the time she needs to heal,” said the executives in their note. “We also want to thank Letitia for everything she’s doing to get back to the set – we know how much she loves this role, how tough it’s been for her to be away, and how hard she’s working to recover as quickly as she safely can. We are eagerly awaiting her return and we know we will all come back stronger together.”
The note also states that “we are all focused on finishing the movie with excellence, honoring the memory of our dear brother Chadwick [Boseman] in the process. We are thrilled to share Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the world, confident that the challenges that we have overcome together as a team will make the film even more impactful.”
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will hit theaters on November 11, 2022.
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