Just days after resuming filming following a two-month production shutdown, Marvel Studios has been forced to delay filming on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever once again due to COVID-19.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel was supposed to shoot this week but several of the film’s cast and crew, including actress Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), have tested positive for coronavirus. However, the delay is only temporary, and work is expected to resume shortly.
Wakanda Forever went on a production hiatus at the start of November to allow star Letitia Wright (Shuri) to heal after suffering a fractured shoulder and concussion during an on-set accident in August. At the time of writing, the sequel remains on course for its current November 2021 release date.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever reunites director Ryan Coogler with Black Panther stars Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Florence Kasumba, Angela Bassett and Martin Freeman, with Dominique Thorne making her MCU debut as Riri Williams/Ironheart, and Michaela Cole and Lake Bell starring in an as-yet-unrevealed roles.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled for release on November 11th 2022.