After two months since production was temporarily shut down due to Letitia Wright’s shoulder injury, filming on the highly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally resumed, with Wright already back on set.
Speaking with BBC News, the Emmy nominee’s spokesperson has revealed that the 28-year-old actress has now recovered and Black Panther 2 “filming resumed this month as planned and [is] on schedule.”
Last August, Wright suffered a critical shoulder fracture and concussion while filming a stunt at the sequel’s Boston set. Due to the British actress’ major role in the project, Marvel Studios executives including Kevin Feige decided to suspend production in November in order to give Wright the much-needed time she needs to heal and recover from the injury.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is once again being directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay he is co-writing with Joe Robert Cole. It will see the return of most of its original main cast including Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Letitia Wright as Shuri, and Winston Duke as M’Baku.
In addition, Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico) has reportedly been cast as the upcoming film’s antagonist, with some fans and outlets speculating that he might be playing the role of Namor. I May Destroy You creator-star Michaela Coel has also reportedly signed on for an undisclosed role.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently slated to hit theaters on November 11, 2022, over two years following the untimely passing of titular star and acclaimed actor Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 after his four-year-long private battle with colon cancer.