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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever To Resume Filming As Letitia Wright Returns From Injury

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever To Resume Filming As Letitia Wright Returns From Injury
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Finally, fans of the Black Panther film franchise can breathe easy knowing that filming has resumed once more. The production had to come to a temporary stop after Letitia Wright suffered an injury while on set.

The actress plays the role of Shuri, T'Challa's sister. She hurt herself while doing a stunt.

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For a brief moment, she ended up in a hospital, and production had to be halted for two months as she recovered.

Still, even though Wright was away, the movie's director, Ryan Coogler, continued the scenes that could be completed in her absence. Therefore, the scenes that remain are those featuring the actress as Shuri, one of the most beloved characters in the film.

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The filming will resume on Monday in Atlanta. Initially, it should have continued last week but had to wait a little longer because many people, including Lupita Nyong'o, had tested positive for COVID-19.

It seems like everything is now back on track. More importantly, the delays will not affect the scheduled release date of November 11.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever To Resume Filming As Letitia Wright Returns From Injury

Since the first Black Panther film was released back in 2018, there have been plans to create a sequel, and that's finally happening. The only challenge that came up was Chadwick Boseman's death in 2020 after a bout of colon cancer.

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The death of the lead actor meant they had to rewrite the script. At the moment, nobody knows the details of the new story, but Kevin Feige said the role of T'Challa, which Boseman had, would not be recast.

A couple of former cast members came back for the soon-to-be-released Black Panther film. They include Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Basset as Queen Ramonda, and Winston Duke as M'Baku, who is apparently getting an "expanded role" in Wakanda Forever.

Michael Coel will also be in the film, but it is unclear what role he will play. Dominique Thorne will also be in the movie and will take on the part of Riri Williams, an inventor.