Filming on ‘Black Panther’ sequel paused after Letitia Wright set damage By Reuters

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther” movie is halting production for at least a month to allow star Letitia Wright to recover from an injury, Hollywood publications reported Friday.

Wright, who played Shuri in the mostly black superhero film, suffered an injury during a stunt in August and needs more time to heal, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety said. The nature of her injury was not disclosed, but was initially described as minor.

A Disney spokesman said Black Panther: Wakanda production would pause the week of November 22nd and is expected to resume in early 2022.

The production stop 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 Bosemans T’Challa in “Black Panther,” one of the biggest films of 2018 with a worldwide box office of $ 1.3 billion. Boseman was not re-cast after his unexpected death from cancer in 2020.

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

The Hollywood Reporter said filming resumed with other scenes and actors following Wright’s injury in August, but director Ryan Coogler made any footage his crew could do without Wright.

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