Black Panther Actress Letitia Wright Hospitalised after Being Injured in Stunt Accident

Black Panther Actress Letitia Wright Hospitalised after Being Injured in Stunt Accident

  • Actress Letitia Wright was hospitalised after she was injured on the set of the Black Panther sequel
  • Wright, who plays Shuri in the movie, was performing a stunt when she sustained the injuries
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in July 2022, but Chadwick Boseman will not be recast

Movie star Letitia Wright was hospitalised after sustaining injuries during the filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Black Panther star Letitia Wright was hospitalised.
Letitia Wright was hospitalised after she was injured while filming a stunt. Photos: Marvel Studios and Getty Images.
Source: UGC

According to TMZ, Wright was performing a stunt on set when she sustained minor injuries. Marvel confirmed the reports through a spokesperson who stated:

"She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon.”

She was later discharged from the hospital.

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Black Panther release date

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According to reports, Wright’s injury will not impact the film’s shooting schedule. The Black Panther sequel is scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022.

In the first movie, she played Shuri, the tech-savvy sister of King T'Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman.

Wright is reprising her role alongside Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who acted as Nakia.

Boseman recasting

Following the death of Boseman in August 2020 following a private battle with cancer, speculation was rife that he would be recast in the sequel.

However, when asked if Boseman would like to be recast, fellow actor Anthony Mackie said no. According to Mackie, no one could play the role of T'Challa like Boseman did.

“No, you can't recast it. He did that role in a way it'll never be done again. I would hate for an actor to have to pick up the baton that he left behind because there's no question he was an amazing actor.

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And just looking at the reaction to Black Panther, there’s nobody that could bring the grace to that role that he did,” Mackie said.

Ghanaian joins Black Panther cast earlier reported that Emmy-nominated Ghanaian-British actress, Michaela Coel has joined the cast of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," the follow-up to the 2018 movie 'Black Panther."

She will join the likes of Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Winston Duke in the next iteration of the movie which earned a cult following when it was released some three years ago.

The movie also earned over a billion dollars at the box office.

It is currently unknown which role she will play according to Variety, who initially broke the news.


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