Black Panther 2's Letitia Wright Hospitalized After On-Set Injury
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever stat Letitia Wright was hospitalized after suffering an injury on the set of the Marvel Studios film.
"Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," a Marvel spokesperson told Deadline. "She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon."
The incident reportedly took place in Boston, MA, where the production is shooting scenes taking place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Wright's injuries, which are said to be minor, involved a stunt rig, but it's said this won't impact the shooting schedule.
Wright made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2018's Black Panther as Shuri, the younger sister of Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa and a bonafide genius whose intellect rivals, if not exceeds that of Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. The character went on to appear in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, but Wakanda Forever will be her first MCU role following the untimely death of Boseman. That said, there's been much speculation that Shuri will assume the mantle of Black Panther in her own right, much like her comic book counterpart.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever arrives in theaters July 8, 2022.