- Actress Letitia Wright was hospitalised after she was injured on the set of the Black Panther sequel
- Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the movie, was performing a stunt when she sustained the injuries
- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be released in July 2022, but Chadwick Boseman will not be recast
Movie star Letitia Wright was hospitalised after sustaining injuries during the filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
According to TMZ, Wright was performing a stunt on set when she sustained minor injuries. Marvel confirmed the reports through a spokesperson who stated:
"She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon.”
She was later discharged from the hospital.
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Black Panther release date
According to reports, Wright’s injury will not impact the film’s shooting schedule. The Black Panther sequel is scheduled to be released on July 8, 2022.
In the first movie, she played Shuri, the tech-savvy sister of King T'Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman.
Wright is reprising her role alongside Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who acted as Nakia.
Following the death of Boseman in August 2020 after a private battle with cancer, speculation was rife that he would be recast in the sequel.
However, when asked if Boseman would like to be recast, fellow actor Anthony Mackie said no. According to Mackie, no one could play the role of T'Challa like Boseman did.
“No, you can't recast it. He did that role in a way it'll never be done again. I would hate for an actor to have to pick up the baton that he left behind because there's no question he was an amazing actor.
"And just looking at the reaction to Black Panther, there’s nobody that could bring the grace to that role that he did."
Recreating Black Panther
In 2020, some talented Nigerian children known as Ikorodu Bois did an impressive recreation of Black Panther to pay tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
The young lads, just like many people all over the world were touched by the sudden death of Boseman and they resorted to eulogizing him in the only way they knew.
The Ikorodu Bois paid a tribute to the actor by remaking scenes from the popular superhero movie called Black Panther.
The boys with their friends acted the role of T’Challa, his father, Mbaku, to name a few of the characters. Their short video was well received by fans in Nigeria and overseas.