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Words appeared today that production has finally resumed Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after filming was forced to halt last November after star Letitia Wright suffered a serious injury on set. With actress Shuri now recovering, work on the much-anticipated Marvel sequel is underway once again in Atlanta, Georgia and is expected to continue for four weeks.
The Hollywood Reporter released this information, as well as a fascinating update on Wright’s co-star Winston Duke and how he got into the film. THR shared that their sources told them Duke – who plays M’Baku, the leader of the Jabari tribe – negotiated a “huge boost” for this, his fourth appearance in the series. MCU, after 2018 Black Panther and both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame.
The reason for his raise is that he will have an “extended role” in both Wakanda Forever and Black Panther mythology in general. THR has reached out to Marvel to clarify exactly what this expanded role might be, but unsurprisingly the studio was unavailable for comment. This update is likely to fuel all of the fan theories that M’Baku, not Shuri, is the character set to take on the role of Wakanda’s protector from T’Challa, who will be destroyed. removed from the franchise following the death of Chadwick Boseman.
Filming was supposed to begin again last Monday, but it was delayed by a few more days due to various members of the cast and crew, including actress Nakia Lupita Nyong’o , tested positive for COVID-19.
Despite all these setbacks, it is believed that the film, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett and Dominique Thorne, will be able to avoid another disturbance to its release schedule. Marvel is said to be committed to having Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11, 2022.
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