LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther” film is shutting down manufacturing for at the least a month to permit star Letitia Wright to get well from an injury, Hollywood publications reported on Friday.
Wright, who performed Shuri within the predominantly Black superhero film, suffered an injury in August throughout a stunt and wishes extra time to heal, the Hollywood Reporter and Variety mentioned. The nature of her injury has not been revealed however was initially described as minor.
A spokesman for Disney mentioned manufacturing on “Black Panther: Wakanda” will pause the week of Nov. 22 and is predicted to renew in early 2022.
The halt in manufacturing just isn’t anticipated to have an effect on the discharge of the film, which is scheduled for November 2022.
Wright, 28, performed the tech genius and youthful sister of the late Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa in “Black Panther,” one of many greatest films of 2018 with a worldwide field workplace of $1.3 billion. Boseman was not recast after his surprising loss of life from most cancers in 2020.
Wright is predicted to take on a much bigger function within the sequel though particulars of the plot haven’t been revealed.
The Hollywood Reporter mentioned filming had continued with different scenes and actors after Wright’s injury in August however director Ryan Coogler had shot all footage that his crew is ready to with out Wright.
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