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‘Black Panther Wakanda Forever’ Halts Production Again Due To Omicron Variant

Production on ‘Black Panther Wakanda Forever’ Halts Again!

Filming on ‘Black Panther Wakanda Forever’ has been halted after star Lupita Nyong’o and several crew members tested positive for COVID-19 The Hollywood Reporter has reported. Production on the film had resumed this past week in Atlanta, Georgia. The film has faced a number of delays since it was first announced in 2019 at D23 Expo with an initial release date of May 6, 2022. At the time of the film’s announcement Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman were all set to reprise their respective roles.

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After the untimely death of Chadwick Boseman due to his secret battle with Cancer, Marvel Studios had to quickly change and readjust many of their initial plans for the film. In December 2020 Kevin Feige confirmed that T’Challa will not be recast for the film instead the movie will focus on his legacy and the release date shifted to July 8, 2022. On August 25, 2021, Letitia Wright was hospitalized after suffering an injury on-set. ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ was received another delay back in October and had its release date moved to November 11, 2022.

Production on the film continued without Letitia Wright. And on November 5, 2021 filming where Letitia Wright’s character Shuri was not required was completed but she was not yet recovered from her injuries. Following the new pause in the production, it is still unclear if the movie will be delayed again.

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ is currently slated to release on November 11, 2022. 

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