It's no secret to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was plagued with several production mishaps and just when it looked like the anticipated sequel was close to finishing its filming, controversies and unfortunate set incidents prevented it from happening. October of last year, lead star Letitia Wright reportedly suffered an injury while performing a grueling stunt.
Some people were under the impression that Wright's injury was actually just a publicity stunt on Disney's part and the real reason why had to be temporarily halted had something to do with her anti-vax controversy. It's quite understandable considering there was never any proof that such an incident occurred on set.
Now, the ever-so-controversial actress is finally opening up about the injury she sustained and whether or not you'd like to believe her claims, her injury was far from being fabricated. Speaking with The New York Times, the Shuri actress opened up about the incident and how it helped her to effectively portray her character.
She said: "There were a lot of physical challenges that I faced as well, but alongside that I came away really proud that in the face of adversity, I could bounce back and give that extra life and strength to my character."
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Obviously, Letitia is no longer a stranger to doing stunt work but the injury she sustained seems to be a dead giveaway that Wakanda Forever was far more demanding for her body than her previous MCU outings. I guess it's safe to say that she will indeed get an upgraded role in the film. Are we looking at our next Black Panther?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to hit cinemas on November 11, 2022.