Black Panther Actress Leticia Wright Injured on Set
Black Panther star, Leticia Wright, was reportedly hospitalized. After shooting a scene in Boston, the actress sustained an injury from a stunt rig accident. However, Marvel released no details regarding what kind of injury, she sustained. They only stated that it was not severe and that she will recover quickly.
Marvel put out a statement about Leticia Wright injured on set
“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.”
The injury was considered minor and will not impact shooting. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sequel will be released July 8 2022. Fortunately, Wright will be released from the hospital shortly and continue on with shooting schedule as planned.
Leticia Wright Becoming the Lead in Black Panther
The 27-year-old, Guyanese-born British actress plays Shuri, T’Challa’s younger but brilliant sister. Most notably, Shuri is Wakanda’s most talented inventor. Recently, Wright received some controversial press. This occurred when Wright opened up on Twitter regarding vaccinations.
Initially, Leticia was set to play the lead. But after her comments regarding vaccinations, many believed that it wouldchange her role in the film. Nonetheless, Marvel seems to be moving along as planned. So, it’s safe to say she still will hold a crucial significance moving forward in the Black Panther universe. Wright’s character Shuri will take over as Black Panther as Wakanda processes the loss of T’Challa. Additionally, there will be Wakanda spinoffs on Disney Plus, to coincide with the films release.