Actress star Letitia Wright has been hospitalized with minor injuries following a stunt rig incident, Variety reports.
“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 reportedly told the outlet in a statement.
The film shoots and accident reportedly happened overnight in Boston, even though most of production for the Black Panther sequel will be based in Atlanta. As of right now, there will be no change to the movie’s shooting schedule.
Letitia played the character of Shuri in the first Black Panther movie. She was the genius inventor and younger sister to T’Challa, played by the late Chadwick Boseman. She also appeared in the MCU films Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She is planned to reprise the role of Shuri in the film’s sequel.
According to Variety, production on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, directed by Ryan Coogler, began in June 2021. Plot and cast details are being kept very secret to anyone not involved in the film’s production, but it’s expected that the main cast members Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett will return for the sequel to the critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated movie.
Letitia recently made news headlines across the country last year for posting an anti-vax video to social media. She received tons of backlash for the video, and rumors even began swirling that she might lose her role in the Black Panther sequel because of the video.
She eventually took to Twitter to issue an apology, tweeting: “My intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies…Nothing else.”
If everything stays on schedule, and the film is not delayed due to either Letitia’s accident on set or COVID-19 concerns, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will come to theaters on July 8, 2022.