Wakanda Forever’ Begins Production Hiatus – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Marvel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It officially began its production hiatus for the remainder of 2021 today as it gives star Letitia Wright additional time to recover from an injury on set earlier this year.

This morning, the cast and crew of the sequel received a direct note from Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Nate Moore acknowledging the hiatus. It confirms that production will resume in January with Wright on board, but indicates that his injuries, which included a fractured shoulder and a concussion, were more serious than initially believed. Deadline first reported the accident, which occurred in August during a stunt on the Boston set.

It is widely assumed that Wright’s character, Shuri, will take on a more prominent role in the sequel, and the note makes it clear that there is only a filming limit that can take place without one of the film’s stars. Wakanda forever It remains one of the most anticipated films on the studio’s 2022 release schedule and, during a change from various Marvel Studios titles, Disney recently moved its release date from July 8 to November 11, 2022, where it is expected. let it remain. Sources say Wright also sent his own video message to the cast and crew thanking them for their support.

Here’s the note sent to the cast and crew today with all the details on Feige, Moore, and D’Esposito:

As we relax for the holidays, we wanted to send a note of thanks and appreciation for the hard work of our entire cast and crew, as well as an update on the weather. First of all, this project is exceptional and we know audiences are eager to see. We couldn’t be more excited to complete this movie and share it with the world next year. Thank you for everything you have done to bring us to this place.

Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten here without a few hiccups. Running a production of this scale in the middle of a pandemic is not an easy task, and you have been diligent and professional throughout. Also, as you all know, Letitia had a dreadful accident on our set during a stunt in August. It was a reminder of the importance of safety at all times in our work, which we know you understand and to which you are committed. What we initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious, as Letitia suffered a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with serious side effects. It has been a painful process and Letitia has been at home recovering with her doctors and the support of her family.

We have adjusted our production schedule so that she has the time she needs to heal, but there is so much we can do without Shuri! We also want to thank Letitia for everything she is doing to get back on set – we know how much she loves this role, how difficult it has been for her to be absent, and how hard she is working to recover as quickly as possible. We are eagerly awaiting his return and we know that we will all come back stronger together.

Be on the lookout for more information on your specific return to work date. As of now, we are scheduled to resume filming, with Letitia, in January 2022. We are all focused on finishing the film with excellence, honoring the memory of our beloved brother Chadwick in the process. We are delighted to share Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the world, confident that the challenges we’ve overcome together as a team will make the film even more impactful. Please take care of yourselves and enjoy the holidays.

-Kevin, Louis and Nate

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