Star Letitia Wright suffered minor injuries while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Massachusetts.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever production is in full swing having officially begun at the end of July. While main production is taking place in Atlanta, GA Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Dominque Thorne are currently in Massachusetts filming scenes at M.I.T. While filming, Letitia Wright suffered minor injuries from a stunt rig.
UPDATE ON LETITIA WRIGHT
Deadline, who first reported the news, heard from a Marvel spokesperson,
“Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon,”
Deadline has also reported that Letitia has been released from the hospital after being treated for her injuries. The incident is said to be minor and is not expected to have any impact on the film’s current shooting schedule.
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER FILMING AT M.I.T.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been filming on and around the M.I.T. campus much to the excitement of students and faculty. According to NBC Boston witnesses spotted production crews near the M.I.T. student center and on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge.
“They had some race cars around and a motorcycle and there were rumors about maybe a helicopter,” shared MIT professor Dr. Tal Cohen. “They were filming some — what seemed to be action scenes here on Albany and Mass Ave., and also on the bridge and in some of the dorms.”
Details about the plot of are scarce, but Kevin Feige did confirm that the film will be the debut of Riri Williams aka Ironheart before her Disney Plus series premieres. And with Dominique Thorne filming on the M.I.T. campus it looks like the character may be a student at the school as she is in the comics.
Riri Williams looks to be sharing the screen with Shuri and Okoye based on the actresses that have been spotted in Boston. And with stunt scenes being filmed around the campus could it be that Ironheart’s armor is already active? And what does it mean for Shuri that Letitia Wright is involved in stunt work outside of Wakanda? Whatever the case may be, we’re glad to hear that Letitia Wright has already been released from the hospital and only suffered minor injuries.
Ryan Coogler has returned to direct Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the core cast of the first film along with a number of new additions. The sequel will not only introduce Riri Williams, but Namor The Sub-Mariner as well, played by Tenoch Huerta. After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, Coogler had the impossible job of continuing the legacy of Boseman and the franchise he started with his iconic portrayal of T’Challa aka Black Panther. While the story is still shrouded in mystery, it looks to be an epic follow up to the acclaimed Black Panther.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to hit theaters July 8, 2022. Are you excited for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? What do you think Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, and Dominque Thorne are filming at M.I.T.? Are you excited to see the new characters into the MCU? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media and check back with The Illuminerdi for more MCU and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever news.