Recently, we learned that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is temporarily shutting down its production to give time for Letitia Wright's recovery from her injuries and it is expected to resume early next year. On top of that, the release date has also been delayed from July to November 2023. Now, it looks like the film might face another delay.
According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever might face yet again another delay due to a recent CDC guideline that was implemented in which all non-immigrant, non-citizen visitors to the U.S. have to be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination before boarding a plane to the states. Wright is currently recovering at her home in London (she is a British citizen) and not yet vaccinated according to the report. It now poses a question if Wright will be able to fly back to the U.S. to continue filming her scenes.
Wright has faced controversies in the past for her stance on the COVID-19 vaccination. Now that she is required to take it in order to continue working on the film, people are now wondering if she would eventually just comply and take the vaccine. If she failed to continue filming her scenes, it would cause a lot of production problems and delays. Right now, there are no details if Marvel has a contingency plan if ever Wright failed to comply with the vaccination requirement. The actress also hasn't made a statement regarding the report.
Fans have been excited for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever so it would be disappointing to hear if it will get delayed again. Will the actress decide to just take the vaccine in order to comply with the requirements and finish the film? Will Marvel themselves make an adjustment for the actress in order to finish on time and avoid another release date delay? We will let you know of any updates regarding this.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 11, 2022.