Letitia Wright hospitalized following ‘Black Panther’ set stunt injury
Last Modified: Aug 26, 2021
Marvel’s Black Panther actress Letitia Wright was hospitalized after an accident on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and is expected to be released soon.
Wright’s spokesperson told Variety on Wednesday, “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.”
Although the details of the said incident have not been publicized, multiple outlets have confirmed the accident involved a stunt rig with the 27-year-old actress suffering only minor injuries.
According to Variety, the incident occurred while filming in Boston when the Guyanese-born British actress was working on an overnight shoot. As her injuries have been described as minor, the negative impact of the film’s shooting is not expected.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which is set to be released on July 8, 2022, stars the Emmy-nominated actress as Shuri alongside actors Danai Gurira, Florence Kasumba, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke.
Her onscreen brother Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer last August. Marvel boss Kevin Feige had confirmed to Deadline in January that they will not be recasting Boseman’s character T’Challa.