Kevin Feige Shares A Letter With The Cast And Crew Of Black Panther 2
by Meenakshi | Sat, 20 Nov 2021 10:52:25 GMT
Image Source: Deccan Herald, The Direct

Following the halt of Marvel Studios Black Panther 2’s production after the movie star, Letitia Wright’s suffered several injuries on-set during the filming of the Marvel movie, the studio has now come out with a heartfelt letter to share new updates regarding the film with the fans and followers, who have been lately doubtful if the film will at all be able to make its way into the theatres seeing the continuous delay it is facing, initially due to the impact of Coronavirus Pandemic and then because of the production halt which has shifted its releasing date even further to 11th November 2022 from the previous one slated in the summer of the same year.

The letter starts off by appreciating all the absolutely amazing cast members from the film who have been doing a brilliant job despite them facing various issues in the uncertain times like that of the Covid-19 where things seemed pretty difficult for the movie in regards to starting of its production.  "As we wind down for the holidays, we wanted to send a note of thanks and appreciation for the hard work of our entire cast and crew, as well as an update on timing. First and foremost, this project is exceptional and something we know audiences are eager to see. We could not be any more excited to complete this film and share it with the world next year. Thank you for everything you’ve done to get us to this place. Unfortunately, we’ve not gotten here without a few setbacks. Running a production of this scale in the midst of a pandemic is not an easy task, and you have remained diligent and professional throughout."

"In addition, as you are all aware, Letitia had a frightening accident on our set during a stunt back in August. It was a reminder of the importance of safety at all times in our work, which we know you understand and are committed to. What we had initially thought were minor injuries turned out to be much more serious with Letitia suffering a critical shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects. It has been a painful process and Letitia has been home recovering with her doctors and the support of her family. We’ve adjusted our production schedule so she has the time she needs to heal, but there’s only so much we can do without Shuri! We also want to thank Letitia for everything she’s doing to get back to the set – we know how much she loves this role, how tough it’s been for her to be away, and how hard she’s working to recover as quickly as she safely can. We are eagerly awaiting her return and we know we will all come back stronger together," it adds, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige’s and its producer Nate Moore's acknowledged that what they thought initially of Marvel actor Letitia’s injury was that it is a minor one which the actress will soon recover from but new updates suggest otherwise that the Shuri star, who was set to take the mantle of Black Panther from Chadwich Boseman’s hero  T'Challa after the actor’s unfortunate demise back in last year, is actually suffering from “a critical shoulder fracture, and a concussion with severe side effects” which has been “a painful process” to say the least, though the studio is hopeful that Letitia would soon recover from her injuries within the time frame that the studio has scheduled the production of the film to start again.

A Poster depicting the star cast of Marvel Studios Black Panther. Source: The Direct

Feige and co. added further, hoping that the cast and crew would be able to overcome all the challenges to present the kind of film that the fans want to see and enjoy and at the same time give a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who sadly could not continue with his Black Panther for the sequel. "Please be on the lookout for more information on your specific return-to-work date. As of now, we’re on schedule to resume filming – with Letitia – in January 2022. We are all focused on finishing the movie with excellence, honoring the memory of our dear brother Chadwick in the process. We are thrilled to share Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the world, confident that the challenges that we have overcome together as a team will make the film even more impactful. Please take care of yourselves and enjoy the holidays." -Kevin, Louis & Nate.”