Actress Angela Bassett gives an update on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever after co-star Letitia Wright suffered an on-set injury. Bassett plays Black Panther’s mother, Ramonda, as well as the mother of Letitia Wright’s character, Shuri. Bassett first appeared in the 2018 film and is returning for the continuation, along with Wright, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Daniel Kaluuya as W’Kabi, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Winston Duke as M’Baku, and Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross. The continuation has Ryan Coogler back in the director’s chair, along with Joe Robert Cole as co-writer.
Recording on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has been continuing for some time now, and last month, co-star Letitia Wright sustained an injury on set in Boston. However, Bassett presently says that Wright is “fine and ready to go” after the injury, while talking to ET, taking note of her modest size and how a portion of these tricks can shake individuals up. In addition, Bassett talked about her sentiments on returning to the franchise after the deficiency of Boseman, saying that she rested easy thinking about the film after reading the script. Read Bassett’s update on Wright below:
“She had a smidgen of a fall, yet it’s not very bad…You know, anything like that will shake you up, however she’s only a tad, slight, minimal unimposing thing. Be that as it may, she is fine and ready to go.”
The tragic loss of Chadwick Boseman will almost certainly be addressed in some capacity with Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, however Marvel has been quiet about how that would happen. Conceivable outcomes incorporate making Shuri the new Black Panther, an advancement that transpired in the funnies, or elevating any of the other characters inside T’Challa’s circle to the position, from Okoye to Nakia to M’Baku and beyond. While the conceivable outcomes are varied, it seems like the filmmakers will also be making an affection letter to their original star, which will almost certainly feature prominently in the film and carry on his legacy with respect. Audiences will discover for sure when Black Panther: Wakanda Forever releases on July eighth, 2022.