Marvel’s 30th film had just resumed after a three-month hiatus following the injury of Letitia Wright, who plays Chadwick Boseman’s on-screen sister.
Now deprived of its king T’Challa following the death of its interpreter Chadwick Boseman in August 2020, the film crew must adapt to produce Black Panther 2, a highly anticipated sequel. The pandemic leaves him no respite. Several members of the team, as well as one of its main actresses, Lupita Nyong’o, a spy from Wakanda, have tested positive for Covid, as reported The Hollywood Reporter . Filming had just resumed for only a few days in Atlanta in the United States, after a three-month hiatus. A necessary recovery time for Letitia Wright (T’Challa’s on-screen sister) to recover from an injury sustained last summer during a stunt scene.
These hazards should in no way interfere with the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters, scheduled for November 9. For now, no information has been released regarding the scenario. The director Ryan Coogler, solicited during the first feature film, as well as the original cast remain identical.
2022 smiles on Marvel, as two blockbusters are expected earlier this year: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness May 4 then Thor: Love and Thunder July 13.
Many filmings impacted
“With the highly contagious variant plaguing entertainment workplaces, some workers are wondering if the current protocols are strict enough or if they could at least benefit from targeted updates based on the latest virus mutation. », finds The Hollywood Reporter. Series Star Trek – Picard, produced by Paramount+, was forced to halt filming after 50 people tested positive. In Los Angeles, where the series NCIS takes up residence, filming is on hold for several weeks.