There’s no doubt that there have been a ton of hiccups in the production for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever AKA Black Panther 2. Of course, everything was forced to change after the tragic death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman in 2020 after the actor sadly lost his battle with colon cancer. Then, an on-set injury to star Letitia Wright, who is expected to pick up the mantel of Black Panther moving forward, forced production to halt for much longer than expected. The pandemic placed also set the movie back as well. Now, however, it appears things are back on track production-wise for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
According to a report from BBC News, after nearly five months away, Wright has finally been allowed to return to set and continue filming. For those of you unfamiliar, it was initially believed that Wright’s injury was minor, before it was later discovered that she suffered “a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects,” while filming in Boston. However, now after a significant amount of time to heal, Wright is ready to get back to work.
In her absence, director Ryan Coogler attempted to get as much filming done as possible. Of course, with Wright being the star of the film, any scenes without her were filmed and wrapped up rather quickly. Now that Wright is back, it will be interesting to see if Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will make its current planned release date of November 11th, 2022.
This was just one of many delays that Marvel has been forced to make in recent months. Projects such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder were also pushed back. Hopefully these projects aren’t delayed any further, especially Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as fans are chomping at the bit to see the sequel to one of the most well-received Marvel films to date.
Black Panther 2 is expected to hit theaters November 11, 2022.