“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” to resume in January and no, Wright was not fired

The internet has gone crazy over a rumor that Letitia Wright is leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The source came from a website known to publish crazy stories and was later picked up by verified journalists. Well, thanks to an exchange, it turns out that it isn’t.

According to Hollywood journalist via their blog Heat Vision, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on track to resume production in January. They also report that Letitia Wright is still on board the project.

Production halted last month as Wright injured himself in late August while the film was filming a sequence involving a stunt platform on location in Boston. Director Ryan Coogler is said to have shot all of the footage his team is capable of filming without filming Wright’s scenes.

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Ryan Coogler returns to direct the feature with the return of the film’s main cast including Letitia Wright’s Shuri, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Angela Bassett as Ramonda , Martin Freeman as Everett Ross and Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi. Narcos: Mexican star Tenoch Huerta and Michaela Coel also join the sequel, their two roles being kept under wraps but rumors say Huerta plays Namor and Coel plays Madame Slade. Dominique Thorne will also make his debut as Riri Williams aka Ironheart.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever recently had its July release date moved and is now slated to hit theaters on November 11, 2022.


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