Letitia Wright is hospitalized after suffering minor injuries on set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Boston… after being spotted in costume for the first time while filming the sequel with Danai Gurira
Letitia Wright was hospitalized after suffering a minor injury while filming the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The 27-year-old actress was reportedly involved in an incident with a stunt rig during an overnight shoot, according to Deadline.
‘Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon,’ a spokesperson for Marvel told the outlet.
The incident took place on the Boston set and ‘will not have an impact on the film’s shooting schedule’ as the primary shoot has been in Atlanta, Georgia.
Wakanda Forever: Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira easily jumped back into character to film scenes for the upcoming Black Panther sequel in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Letitia and Danai Gurira were spotted in costume for the first time this weekend, with Gurira playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje (personal bodyguards to Wakanda’s royal family), and Wright portraying Shuri, T’challa’s sister.
Danai, 43, sported a black blazer over a bright red bodysuit while Letitia opted for purple threads, and both women wore Kimoyo Beads, advanced communication technology used by the Wakandans from Vibranium.
The women switched into capes and practiced safe protocols by wearing COVID-19 masks between scenes on the MIT campus.
Production on the sequel reportedly began in June and the film is set for a July 8, 2022 release date.
Angela Bassett admitted there have been ‘about five incarnations’ of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever script.
Action! Both women were in costume with Gurira playing Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje (personal bodyguards to Wakanda’s royal family), and Wright portraying Shuri, T’challa’s sister
Costumed: Danai, 43, sported a black blazer over a bright red bodysuit while Letitia, 27, opted for purple threads, and both women wore Kimoyo Beads, advanced communication technology used by the Wakandans from Vibranium
The 62-year-old actress plays Queen Ramonda in the Marvel franchise, and she’s revealed that the script has gone through numerous tweaks since it was first drafted.
She shared: ‘I don’t know what it’s going to look like at all. There have been about five incarnations of the script and I hear another one’s coming.’
Angela and the other cast members are determined to ensure that the upcoming superhero movie honors their former co-star Chadwick Boseman, who played the titular character in the first Black Panther movie before his death last year.
She told Entertainment Tonight: ‘Of course, with our dear king going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed, so thankfully, Ryan [Coogler] and Joe Robert Cole, they’re just such masterful storytellers that they’ve found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will be honorable of our Chad. We love our king.’
Helping hand: A crew member helped Letitia with her shoe between scenes
Undercover: The women switched into capes and practiced safe protocols by wearing COVID-19 masks between scenes on the MIT campus
Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently admitted that returning to work without the late actor has been ‘very emotional’ for the cast and crew of the new film.
Despite this, he insisted they’re all excited to return to the franchise and that they’re determined to ‘make Chad proud.’
Speaking about the new movie, he shared: ‘It’s clearly very emotional without Chad.
‘But everyone is also very excited to bring the world of Wakanda back to the public and back to the fans. We’re going to do it in a way that would make Chad proud.’