Just as I suspected, it has now been revealed that shooting on Black Panther 2 may be jeopardized and delayed due to star Letitia Wright being unvaccinated.
Just a few days ago, it was announced that shooting on Black Panther 2 was being halted due to an injury Letitia Wright sustained on set in August, but as I highlighted, there seems to be more to the tale.
Now, THR reports in an article titled “Hollywood Studio Projects Get Stricter About COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates” that filming on Black Panther 2 may be delayed because Letitia Wright isn’t vaccinated, which means she won’t be allowed to enter the United States, as Black Panther 2 is being shot in Atlanta:
Logistical challenges await for studios that are working with stars who haven’t gotten the shot. Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Letitia Wright — who portrays the lead Shuri, the sister of Black Panther T’Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman) — is not vaccinated, sources say. After sustaining an on-set injury in August, the Guyanese-born British actress went home to London.
Now, a return to the U.S. for a possible shoot in Atlanta, where Wakanda Forever is based, could be an issue. On Nov. 8, the CDC implemented rules that require all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the U.S. be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination status before boarding a plane. Wright is not a U.S. citizen. Disney declined to comment.