Letitia Wright shuts down the rumors of expressing anti-vaccine views
by Ana Walia | Thu, 14 Oct 2021 18:04:34 GMT
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'Black Panther' actress Letitia Wright who played King T’Chaka’s intelligent sister Shuri in the movie has shut down the rumors that she had expressed her views of anti-vaccine on the sets of Black Panther 2 stating that those are completely untrue. The actress is all set to reprise her role as Shuri for the Marvel sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

An article published by the Hollywood Reporter on 6th October 2021 where the report states that “Letitia Wright had shared [anti-vax] views about the COVID-19 vaccines on the Atlanta production.”  The actress took to her social media account to share the news by stating that the report shared by the publication was untrue. 

Letitia wrote in her Instagram post, "It saddens me to have to address the reports published by my conduct on the set of Black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue. Anyone who knows me or has worked with me, knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft & my main focus is always to do work that’s impactful and inspiring. That has been and will continue to be my only focus."

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The publication described Letitia Wright as an ‘industry holdout’ against the film industry’s urgency to get casts and crews inoculated. The publication’s report comes after a 69-minute long video by Tomi Arayomi, the founder of a Christian ministry, titled, “COVID-19 VACCINE, SHOULD WE TAKE IT” was shared by Letitia Wright on her social media. 

“Avengers: Endgame” co-star Don Cheadle who plays the role of James Rhodes called the video “hot garbage” and “fkkkd up.” Another actor, Alex Sawyer, chided Wright’s “frustratingly irresponsible use of a platform.”

The actress took the video down after it garnered a lot of negative attention from the audience for which she issued a brief apology where she said, "It is not my intention to make anyone upset, nor am I saying don't take it. I'm just concerned about what's in it, that's all. Isn't that fair to question? If you don't conform to popular opinions, but ask questions and think for yourself... you get cancelled."

The vaccination argument is currently 'splitting Hollywood,' according to The Hollywood Reporter. Letitia Wright and Rob Schneider are among those who have shared 'anti-vaccine' statements on social media. According to the trade newspaper, Disney, which owns Marvel, is launching a system this month in which people who have been vaccinated in a production's main zone will wear a yellow wristband, while those who are not vaccinated will not be wearing bands. Netflix announced in July that vaccines would be required for employees working in that zone on its TV and film projects.

Source: Business Insider 

Talking about the Black Panther 2, following the loss of Chadwick Boseman, who played the main character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have questioned if Letitia Wright will wear the "Black Panther" outfit. Any plot details about the second installment of the movie have been kept under wraps to keep the audience anticipated for the sequel of the movie that went onto being Marvel’s one of the finest movies.

The movie’s original star cast including Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Wright, Winston Duke, and Angela Bassett will reprise their roles in the second installment as well. Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams, a brilliant engineer who would construct a suit of armor rivaling Iron Man's and later head her Disney+ series Iron heart, will make her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

8th July 2022 has been fixed as the release date for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.