Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is without a doubt one of the most anticipated, if not the most anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe films of this year. Unfortunately, a lot of stuff has been going on behind the scenes over the last couple of months that resulted in the project getting delayed on more than one occasion. Last October, filming had to be put on pause after Letitia Wright suffered an on-set injury that put her out for nearly three months.
Now, just as the Shuri actress was ready to get back to work, Black Panther 2's filming has once again been postponed. A new scoop from The Hollywood Reporter (via ScreenRant) claims that the film is facing another delay due to the recent surge of COVID-19's Omicron variant. They also reported that several crew members, including actress Lupita Nyong'o, have contracted the virus.
Nyong'o, who plays T'Challa's love interest Nakia in the Marvel franchise actually revealed last January 5 that she tested positive for COVID-19.
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Well, the good news is Lupita is on her way to recovery, and filming is expected to resume next week. Hopefully, production for Wakanda Forever won't be halted again because I would assume that all these delays have already cost Disney a lot of money. As it stands, we still have no idea regarding the film's progress but considering they've already shot scenes last year, the next Black Panther feature film may be close to wrapping up.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently scheduled for release in November 2022.