In November it was reported that filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was temporarily suspended until early 2022 due to Letitia Wright’s injury on the set. A new letter from Kevin Feige to the cast and crew reveals that Wright’s injury on set was more severe than originally thought.

meeting received a note to the cast and crew of Black Panther 2 from Marvels Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Nate Moore. Addressing the production stop and Wright’s injury, the three revealed that Wright suffered a “critical broken shoulder and a concussion with severe side effects.”

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Wright was reportedly injured in an incident involving a stunt rig. In the Marvel producers’ note, the injuries were initially considered minor but have proven to be much more serious. “It has been a painful process and Letitia has recovered with her doctors and family support at home.”

Wright and the team will continue filming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in January 2022. Sources say Wright also sent a video message to the cast and crew to thank them for their support.

Shortly before the break in production, the crew in Atlanta, Georgia continued to shoot scenes that did not require Wright’s presence. But since Wright’s Shuri is set to take on a bigger role in the sequel, it has become impossible to continue shooting without her.

The break in production caused Marvel to move the Black Panther 2 release date from July 8th to November 11th, as well as postponing some other Marvel titles for 2022. Check out IGN’s full schedule of upcoming Marvel shows and films here.

Matt TM Kim is the news editor for IGN. You can reach him @lawofd.

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