It looks like the future of the Black Panther franchise is in shambles or at least it's on the verge of it. Following the tragic death of lead star Chadwick Boseman last year, Marvel Studios was more than determined to honor the late actor's legacy in the supposed sequel titled Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. However, just when the studio finally got the ball rolling with the project, the sequel got plagued with major issues that have affected its production.
For starters, actress Letitia Wright, who is rumored to have a more significant role in Black Panther 2 was recently hospitalized following an on-set injury. Several sources reported that the Shuri actress was immediately released from the hospital following the incident and fans were under the assumption that it wasn't something serious. Turns out, the injury Letitia sustained was much worse than expected and according to the latest development, she is currently recovering which puts the project on hold until early 2022.
However, some people aren't buying the new story surrounding the ever-so-controversial actress. If you may recall, Letitia was under fire for reportedly espousing her anti-vaccination beliefs on the set of the MCU epic. This has led a lot of fans to believe that the delay the film is currently experiencing has something to do with the actress' COVID-19 vaccine controversy.
Taking to Twitter, MCU fans once again campaigned for her to be removed from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and they would have no problem should Marvel recast Shuri.
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When you think about it, it would be easy for Disney to pull the trigger and oust Letitia from the project given their "moral compass" and what the company stands for. Heck, they did the same with Gina Carano earlier this year and have stayed firm about their decision. On the other, the House of Mouse could go under fire if they dropped Letitia from the film. With the whole Black Lives Matter movement being a huge deal, they surely wouldn't want another John Boyega scenario.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently slated for release on November 11, 2022.