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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Is Officially on Hiatus From Production

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BY November 26, 2021

It has only been a few weeks since we reported that the sequel to 2018’s Black Panther was facing a production shutdown following injuries faced by Letitia Wright. More information regarding the shutdown has been revealed as Black Panther: Wakanda Forever officially begins its hiatus from production.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Is Experiencing A Production Hiatus

Namor cast Black Panther 2 Shuri Image via Marvel Studios.

Letitia Wright, the actress behind Shuri, faced on-set injuries back in August of 2021. These occurred while filming with a stunt rig, though the severity was initially downplayed. It has since been revealed that she experienced a concussion with serious side effects and has fractured her shoulder.

Much of the information surrounding the pause in filming has been unknown. However, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Nate Moore have just released a note sent to the cast and crew of the production team to discuss the future of the film. They mostly discuss how happy they are with the filmmaking process and praise the hardworking team behind it all. Though, they do note that the entire process has been “painful” for Letitia as she recovers at home with her family.

Many fans have assumed that the hiatus on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hints at a much larger role for the actress. This is hinted at in the note, which states that “there’s only so much we can do without Shuri!”

Fortunately, it still seems like they are on track for their original release date of November 11th, 2022. The note shares that they are “excited to complete this film and share it with the world next year.” Our fingers are crossed that this date sticks, but we’d rather let the cast and crew take the time that they need to make it great.

wakanda forever black panther sequel begins production Image via Marvel Studios.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will resume production in January of 2022 ahead of its November 11th release date.

Readers, what are your thoughts on the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hiatus? Let us know if you think we’ll see Shuri taking over the mantle of the Black Panther in the sequel.

Featured image via Gage Skidmore on Flickr.


Meghan Hale is the kind of movie lover that has a "must watch" that is a mile long... and growing. When she isn't talking about the latest film and television news she is writing one of her many in-process novels, screaming film trivia at anybody who will listen, and working as a mental health care professional. Follow her on Twitter @meghanrhale for some fun theories and live reactions to all things entertainment.


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