Back in August, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri, suffered injuries while performing a stunt on set. Since then, the star has been dealing with a complicated recovered from both a fractured shoulder and a concussion. As a result, production on the highly anticipated sequel has been paused until January 2022, per Deadline. In a letter to the cast and crew, Marvel Studios’ president Kevin Feige acknowledged the injuries and explained the need for the delay, stating ” adjusted our production schedule so she has the time she needs to heal, but there’s only so much we can do without Shuri!. Wright’s character is expected to take a more prominent role in the sequel following the passing of Chadwick Boseman. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled for release on November 11, 2022.
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