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“I feel like it’s a love letter to him”: Letitia Wright Reveals She Dedicated Every Scene in Black Panther 2 to Chadwick Boseman, Fans Believe She’s Trying to Cover Up Her Controversial Stance That Halted Filming For Months

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As Black Panther 2 begins to progress towards its much-anticipated release, Letitia Wright opened up about her relentless efforts to make the late Chadwick Boseman “proud”. Back in 2020, the world, unfortunately, witnessed the heartbreaking demise of the actor who, with his astounding portrayal in the first installment of the endeavor, brought the premise to an ultimate point of fruition.

By embodying the role of T’Challa, he left an everlasting impression that will forever be remembered, revered, and cherished.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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Recently, Letitia Wright, the alleged frontrunner of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. There, she made a tear-jerking, emotional comment in remembrance of Boseman. Fans, however, were quick to grow wary of the Black Panther 2 star.

Many, across the corners of the Internet, claimed that such remarks are a calculated move to cover up the string of controversies she willingly walked herself into back in 2020 and 2021. 

Letitia Wright’s Tribute To Chadwick Boseman

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Letitia Wright felt Chadwick Boseman’s presence

While talking to Jimmy Fallon, Wright was asked about what she could tell the audience about Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The young actress went on to comment on how the second installment is a follow-up to the first, which generated a “cultural impact” when it comes to the theme of “inspiring” people.

Black Panther 2 plans to follow in line with such notions. Wright also seemed ecstatic about the inclusion of newer cast members in the exciting yet emotional endeavor.

On a personal level, the 28-year-old claimed that the film is like a “love letter” to Chadwick Boseman, who she wants to make proud. Following is an excerpt of what she said about the revered actor:

“[Black Panther: Wakanda Forever] is jam-packed with lots of adventures. But it — I feel, for me, it’s a—it’s a beautiful contribution to Chadwick’s legacy. I feel like it’s a love letter to him. I know that every day that I went on set, I focused my energy on each scene to dedicate it to him. I wanted to dedicate excellence to this film so that he could be proud.”

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Letitia Wright’s appreciation for Chadwick Boseman

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Fallon agreed to the sentiment and said, “We love him.” The host went further on to possibly reap an answer as to who the new person taking up the Black Panther mantle is. To this, however, Letitia Wright did not answer, simply urging fans and Fallon to wait for November 11th.

The Controversy That Nearly Destroyed Black Panther 2

While Wright’s remark in respect of Boseman was presumably in good intent, fans have turned to claim how the young actress is trying to erase her controversial past which halted the production process of Black Panther 2 for months. Back in 2020, Letitia Wright reposted a YouTube video on Twitter that questioned the integrity of COVID-19 vaccines.

As a response to the incessant backlash she faced afterward, the actress emphasized how it’s not an offense to ask “what’s in it [the vaccine].”

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Letitia Wright as Shuri, Black Panther (2018)

In an apology that came off as rather insincere, Wright mentioned how her only intent was to “raise concern” through her tweet. That was only half of it. In 2021, the Black Mirror alum faced an injury, which put a temporary stop to the production of Black Panther 2.

While she headed back home, the COVID-19 safety and travel guidelines in the U.S. were getting stricter by the second. This alarmed fans, who believed Letitia Wright would be obstructed on her return to the states – which in turn would further elongate the Black Panther 2 filming break. The constant delays felt tiresome to fans of the much-awaited project.

The penultimate point in the anti-vax fiasco was when The Hollywood Reporter stated that the actress was “not vaccinated”, as per sources. This was the nail in the coffin for those who were already skeptical of the Doctor Who actress not following vaccination protocols.

The introducing scene of Shuri in Black Panther (2018).
The introducing scene of Shuri in Black Panther (2018)

Her controversial statements had created an image for the 2022 MCU endeavor that people, especially fans, were not fond of. Now, with several folks once again bringing up Wright’s scandalous anti-vax stance, it seems like the audience has yet to accept her wholeheartedly.

Take a look at what the fans have to say:

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It is apparent that fans have had a basinful of Letitia Wright, following the past two years of controversies. While many have dropped an extent to question the validity and genuineness of her heartfelt statements directed at Chadwick Boseman; some affirming it’s a ploy, it is understandable for most of the audience to feel rather put off by the controversial opinions of the actress.

While some contemporary media analysts have assumed that the unlikely reputation garnered by Wright would soon subdue with the release of Black Panther 2, especially if the young talent is to legitimately take the Black Panther moniker, others will take their time in forgetting such a stance.

Ultimately, it cannot be ascertained how long it would take for Letitia Wright to overcome the tinge of notoriety in the eyes of the masses.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for an 11 November 2022 release.

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Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.