Filming for the new sequel to Disney’s “Black Panther” will be halted for a month until star Leticia Wright recovers.
Actress Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the superhero movie, which features a large number of black actors, “had an injury in August while performing a trick and needs more time to recover.”
In August, a Marvel spokesperson said in a statement to the Associated Press that Wright was hospitalized after sustaining minor injuries while filming a stunt for the “Black Panther” sequel. The movie was filming in Boston at the time after starting production in Atlanta in late June.
The spokesperson told the AP at the time that the incident involving Wright happened while filming a stunt and that Wright was expected to be released from the hospital soon.
According to THR and Entertainment Tonight, Wright, 28, has been recovering in London since the news of her hospitalization while the production has filmed around her character, the young Wakandan tech genius Shuri. The outlets add that production will pause starting the week of Thanksgiving and restart early next year. Letitia Wright Injury .