Filming on ‘Black Panther’ sequel halted after Letitia Wright was injured on set

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LOS ANGELES – The sequel to the Disney movie “Black Panther” will shut down production for at least a month to allow star Letitia Wright to recover from an injury, Hollywood posts reported Friday.

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Wright, who played Shuri in the predominantly black superhero movie, suffered an injury in August during a stunt and needs more time to heal. Hollywood reporter and Variety said. The nature of his injury has not been disclosed, but it was initially described as minor.

A Disney spokesperson said production on “Black Panther: Wakanda” will stop the week of November 22 and is expected to resume in early 2022.

The production halt is not expected to affect the film’s release, which is scheduled for November 2022.

Wright, 28, played the tech genius and younger sister of the late Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in “Black Panther,” one of the biggest films of 2018 with a worldwide box office of $ 1.3 billion. Boseman was not recast after his unexpected death from cancer in 2020.

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Wright is expected to take on a bigger role in the sequel, though plot details have not been revealed.

The Hollywood Reporter said filming had continued with other scenes and actors after Wright’s injury in August, but director Ryan Coogler had shot all the footage his team could do without Wright.

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