Letitia Wright’s injuries on the Black Panther 2 set were more serious than Marvel originally thought

In November, it was reported that filming for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was temporarily halted until early 2022 as a result of Letitia Wright’s injury. A new letter from Kevin Feige to the cast and crew reveals that Wright’s on-set injury was more serious than first thought.

Deadline got a note sent to the cast and crew on Black Panther 2 from Marvel’s Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito and Nate Moore. The three addressed the production stoppage and Wright’s injury, revealing that Wright suffered a “critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with serious side effects.”

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Wright was reportedly injured in an incident involving a stunt rig. In the note from the Marvel manufacturers, the damage was initially considered to be minor, but has been shown to be much more serious. “It has been a painful process and Letitia has been at home recovering with her doctors and support from the family.”

Wright and the team are set to resume filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in January 2022. Sources say Wright also sent a video message to the cast and crew thanking them for their support.

Just before the production break, the crew continued filming scenes in Atlanta, Georgia that did not require Wright’s presence. But with Wright’s Shuri set to play a bigger role in the sequel, filming has become impossible to continue without her.

The production break prompted Marvel to move Black Panther 2’s release date from July 8 to November 11 and also move a few other Marvel titles to 2022. Watch IGN’s full program for upcoming Marvel shows and movies here.

MattTM Kim is IGN’s news editor. You can reach him @laloftd.

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