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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" Halts Production While Letitia Wright Recovers

The actress is not fully healed from an on-set accident she suffered earlier this year.

Letitia Wright plays Princess Shuri in a scene from "Black Panther."
Letitia Wright plays Princess Shuri in a scene from "Black Panther." Image: Marvel Studios.

As we reported at the time, Letitia Wright was injured in August during production of Marvel Studio's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Full details were not revealed, but the incident occurred during a stunt involving equipment, and the Christian actress was briefly hospitalized with what seemed to be minor injuries.

The logo for "Black Panther:  Wakanda Forever."
The logo for "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." Image: Marvel Studios.

In an article from the Hollywood Reporter, now comes word that this sequel of the 2018 box office hit Black Panther is taking a temporary hiatus from production because Wright has not completely recovered. While it is unclear exactly what sort of injuries she suffered, they must be fairly serious since shooting of the movie will not resume until next year.

A spokesman for Wright, who is well-known for her outspoken Christian faith, says the British actress "has been recovering in London" since being injured. Marvel Studios has already pushed back the release date of the film once from July 8, 2022 to November 11, 2022, but it would seem that this production delay is not going to force another postponement of the film's debut. According to the article, since the time of the accident cast and crew have been busy shooting all the scenes they can that do not include Wright's Princess Shuri character.

A spokesman says she "is looking forward to returning to work in early 2022," adding that "Letitia kindly asks that you keep her in your prayers," while she recovers. We at Christian Film Blog are doing just that and hope you will join us in lifting her up before the Lord: may He bring a full and speedy recovery.

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