'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Star Letitia Wright Suffers Minor On-Set Injuries

Marvel’s superhero flick set in a fictional country, Wakanda, has been in production in Atlanta since June. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, is the sequel to Marvel’s first Black superhero-led movie Black Panther. While the second movie is slated to release next year, many details around it have been kept under wraps. On Wednesday, however, Deadline reported that Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the movie, sustained minor injuries while filming a stunt.

Letitia Wright was briefly hospitalized in Boston

The main production base for the movie, like many movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is Atlanta. Wright, however, was filming a stunt sequence in Boston. The incident happened during an overnight shoot for the movie.

A Marvel spokesperson said in a statement that Wright had suffered minor injuries while filming with a stunt rig. While the details or the extent of the injuries were not made clear, the spokesperson said that she was briefly sent to receive care in a hospital in the city. But she was released the same day.

The incident would not have any impact on the current production schedule of the movie, Deadline wrote. 

Wright’s journey as Shuri

Wright is reprising her role of Shuri, a tech nerd and an intelligent innovator in the sequel. She is also the princess of Wakanda and the sister of the T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman.

As the head of the Wakandan Design Group, Shuri is responsible for creating Wakanda’s technologically advanced weapons and technologies. But she is also a brave fighter who stood beside her brother whenever he needed it. 

In the first  Black Panther movie, Shuri helped T’Challa in finding Ulysses Klaue, a notorious black-market arms dealer. Her next appearance was in Avengers: Infinity War where she worked on removing the mind stone from Vision’s head so that it could be destroyed and kept away from Thanos. At the end of the movie, Shuri was wiped out with half of the population of Earth. She was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, in the last battle sequence after she was resurrected.

The details of Shuri’s part in the sequel have not been revealed. In the absence of Boseman, whose T’Challa will not be recast to honor the late actor who died of colon cancer last year,  Wright’s role might look different in the sequel. There have also been rumors that Shuri might take the mantle of the Black Panther in T’Challa’s place.

What do we know about ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ so far?

While the movie will definitely miss its brave leader T’Challa, the other cast members from the first movie are returning to Wakanda in the sequel. 

Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, and Angela Bassett are all expected to be seen in the sequel. Director Ryan Coogler, who directed the first film, will helm the project this time around as well.

Though it is not clear who will be the next Black Panther, fans have a few months to continue speculating about it. And all will be revealed when the movie comes out on July 8, 2022.

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