Personally, when MCU first showed what Wakanda’s reality was, I, an MCU fan, simply wanted to be in there. Everything about that place was so magical and surreal. Protecting it was Black Panther, a.k.a T’Challa. Chadwick Boseman was a perfect fit to play the superhero. But after his untimely demise, we all wondered who’d wear the mantle? We’re so glad the producers came up with the idea of Shuri, T’Challa’s sister playing the Black Panther. Not only is she fierce and confident, but she is also intelligent, smart, tech-savvy, and a skilled fighter. Everything was going great. Production for the movie had started. However, actress Letitia Wright who plays Shuri met with an accident. Due to this, production paused. Check what Kevin Fiege has to say:
Black Panther 2: Letitia Wright’s Injuries Are Way More Serious Than We Thought
Who else can replace Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther? For sure, his on-screen sister, Shuri. We all saw how brave and fierce she was. She, like his family, was always up for protecting Wakanda, and the Earth. When it was time to protect her home, she did everything she could in all her capacity. Hence, Shuri being the Black Panther makes complete sense. Letitia Wright plays the role of Shuri. The production started and everything was going well until Letitia met with an accident. This led to a pause in production.
Earlier it was said that the accident wasn’t major. However, she was hospitalized and sustained a fractured shoulder and a concussion during the incident. But, it doesn’t seem like the injuries were not serious. It was announced that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever would soon go on a hiatus. Why? That’s because the injuries Letitia suffered were way serious than we thought.
A spokesperson of Letitia said, “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.”
What Kevin Fiege Has To Say About The Situation?
Kevin Fiege said, “Running a production of this scale amid a pandemic is not an easy task, and you have remained diligent and professional throughout,” He further said, “Letitia had a frightening accident on our set during a stunt back in August. What we had initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious with Letitia suffering a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects. It has been a painful process and Letitia has been home recovering with her doctors and the support of family.”
Without Letitia, they cannot do much since she’s playing the protagonist. Therefore, they decided to pause the production meanwhile. The production will resume in January 2022, hopefully. Another thing that can hamper the resuming of production is that non-citizens flying to the US need to be fully vaccinated. However, Letitia isn’t vaccinated. Meanwhile, she is recovering in London. So, it’s unclear whether she’ll be able to travel to the US next year for the shoot!