Black Panther: Wakanda Forever On A Temporary Shutdown As Letitia Wright Recovers From Injury
Though we already knew we were going to have to wait longer than originally thought for much-anticipated MCU sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the production itself is now facing a delay due to the severity of the injury sustained by Letitia Wright.
Wright, who plays Shuri in the film, and appears primed to be the lead for the sequel following Chadwick Boseman's death, suffered an injury involving a stunt wire rig in August while the movie was shooting in Boston. She returned to London to recovery, but that has taken longer than anyone thought, which means that director Ryan Coogler and his crew have shot all the footage they can without her.
We saw Letitia Wright in The Convert with Paapa at the Old Vic; three years ago next January. I remember being very impressed with the way she conducted herself in public. We were having a drink at the bar, after the performance, with Paapa (natch) when she appeared; came down in a lift as I recall. Happy, patient and friendly she then spent as much time as they wanted chatting to fans and having photos taken with them. After that she went back up in the lift. I imagine her getting back to the dressing room, pulling an anonymous beany hat on to her head and going home on the bus. Class.