Georgia-filmed “Black Panther” sequel to shut down production due to star’s injury
ATLANTA — The sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther” is shutting down production for at least a month while a star of the film recovers from an injury.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has been filming in Georgia since June, most recently in Savannah.
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Star Letitia Wright, who plays King T’Challa’s tech-savvy younger sister Shuri, was injured in August. She was temporarily hospitalized after being injured during a stunt while the film was shooting in Boston. Details about her injury have not been released, but it was initially described as minor, according to Reuters.
A Disney spokesperson said the production would shut down on Nov. 22, when all the scenes that don’t feature Wright are finished, and start back up in early 2022. The pause is not expected to affect the film’s release date, which is Nov. 2022.
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Wright is expected to take a bigger role in the sequel after co-star Chadwick Boseman’s death.
Plot details haven’t been revealed, but the film is currently shooting in Brunswick on a 300-foot cruise ship.
Other scenes were shot at Trilith Studios in Atlanta.
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