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Letitia Wright hospitalized for injuries from ‘Black Panther 2’ shoot

Letitia Wright hospitalized for injuries from ‘Black Panther 2’ shoot

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Wright, who plays Shuri, is treated for minor injuries following a stunt rig incident on set

Actress Letitia Wright was hospitalized after a stunt rig incident while filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. On Thursday, August 26, Wright was released from the hospital after getting treatment for her injuries according to a Deadline report.

Wright sustained “minor injuries” while filming a stunt a Marvel spokesperson told Variety. The incident happened during an overnight film shoot in Boston. The incident will not affect the sequel’s production, which began mid-2021.

Wright portrays Shuri, Wakanda’s brilliant inventor and the genius little sister of King T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman in the first Black Panther (2018) movie.

Other original cast members will be returning for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, such as Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, and Danai Gurira. Ryan Coogler will be returning to direct. In December 2020, it was announced that King T’Challa will not be recast for the sequel.

The original Black Panther, the first Marvel Studios film with a predominantly Black cast and a Black director, made over $1.3 billion worldwide and earned a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is slated for a July 8, 2022 theatrical release date. It’s part of Marvel Studios’ “phase 4” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. – Rappler.com

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