Letitia Wright was recently interviewed about the challenges that have come with making Black Panther 2. Those challenges have certainly been many. Of course, the biggest challenge is the fact that the star of the first film, Chadwick Boseman, has sadly passed away. The man was heralded as one of the most fan-favorite characters in the entirety of the MCU. He left a mark on the film industry that will never go away. Despite the issues that surrounded the death of the eponymous hero from the film, Wright also commented on the huge issues that the pandemic caused for the sequel’s production as well. You can see her response below:
Letitia Wright has long been rumored to take on the mantle of the next Black Panther, as she had a breakout role in the first film. She portrayed T’Challa’s sister, Shuri. Shuri proved that she was more intelligent than Tony Stark and had the fighting spirit of many MCU heroes as well. Unfortunately, she made headlines during the pandemic for her views on getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. Fans and the media went after the actress hard after she held her stance on not getting vaccinated. You can see a bit about her response to what she learned from that below:
On top of the social media post that Letitia Wright posted that painted her as seemingly anti-vax, she also suffered some injuries while on the set of Black Panther 2 that also held back the production of the film. As she mentioned previously, there have been a lot of circumstances that have led to the film being delayed since 2020. That is the case for most productions as the issues with covid restrictions were felt by many people in the show business industry. Another occurrence was that of director Ryan Coogler being arrested at a Bank of America in Atlanta. He was believed to be robbing the bank, which was a horrible misunderstanding. The film has certainly gone through many roadblocks throughout the past two years, but it is finally almost here.
Thankfully, those issues have all been mostly done away with, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on schedule to be released on November 11th of this year. Letitia Wright is meant to take on the mantle of the next Black Panther, at least those are the rumors. Even Michael B. Jordan is reprising his role as Killmonger, but he could be coming back as a mentor in the Ancestral Plane. He is likely to be appearing as a mentor to Shuri, who will now have to go through the trials of becoming the next Black Panther.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will debut in theaters on November 11th. Letitia Wright will be joined by Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke,
Danai Gurira, and Daniel Kaluuya. The film is meant to honor Chadwick Boseman in a grand way, and usher in a new Black Panther. There have been rumors that Winton Duke’s M’Baku might also serve as the leader of Wakanda, but that has not yet been confirmed. Either way, we are happy that the film is finally being released this year and has passed those impossible hurdles that almost saw the film canceled.