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Christian Actress Letitia Wright Seeks to Honor Late Actor Chadwick Boseman in BLACK PANTHER Sequel

Photo from Letitia Wright’s Instagram

Christian Actress Letitia Wright Seeks to Honor Late Actor Chadwick Boseman in BLACK PANTHER Sequel

By Movieguide® Staff

After delays related to COVID-19 and on-set injuries to lead actress Letitia Wright, BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER is set to hit theaters on Nov. 11.

After the death of the actor Chadwick Boseman in August 2020 due to cancer, many Marvel fans wondered how future BLACK PANTHER movies would address his passing.

While no one will take over the role of T’Challa, Wright—who played T’Challa’s sister Shuri—recently stated that she hopes the movie will honor Boseman’s legacy.

“It is an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman, it’s jam packed with exciting stuff,” Wright told Variety in an exclusive interview. “We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy that he started with this franchise.”

Wright continued: “We just committed every day to working hard, no matter what circumstances we faced — and we faced a lot of circumstances, a lot of difficult situations — but we came together as a team, and we poured everything into this movie, so I’m excited for you to see it.”

One of those challenges came after Wright went to the hospital after a stunt went wrong on set.

Movieguide® previously reported in August of last year:

Christian actress Letitia Wright was hospitalized after she was injured on the BLACK PANTHER sequel set.

“Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon,” a spokesperson for Marvel said Wednesday.

Wright, who is candid about her Christian faith and values, deleted social media after backlash over alleged views on vaccinations.

Movieguide® previously reported:

BLACK PANTHER actress Letitia Wright used God’s Word to respond to a report that she espoused anti-vaccine sentiments on the set of the movie’s sequel, which she firmly denies.

“God bless you all,” Wright began the post with a picture of Isaiah 54:17. “It saddens me to have to address the reports published by The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 6 2021. The report spoke about my conduct on the set of black Panther 2. I honestly assert that this was completely untrue.”

Isaiah 54:17 says in part, “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.”

Wright continued, “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 & will continue to be my only focus.

“I will continue to hold onto Gods hands, and onto the scripture of Isaiah 54:17. I continue to focus on my healing. Thank you for your prayers. And I continue to pray for Gods love, peace & joy for you all. God bless you,” Wright concluded.

Despite the setbacks, Wright said she trusts God and plans to continue her career as an actress, starting with WAKANDA FOREVER.

“I’ve learned that in life, you just have to keep going strong with what you believe in, in terms of your talent, in terms of your desire to impact the world with your art, and that’s exactly what I’m doing and I’m so proud of myself and the movie that’s coming out this year. I’m so proud of it,” Wright told Variety.

Wright shared a faith-centered response at the time of her co-star and friend, Boseman’s death. Movieguide® previously reported:

Actress Letitia Wright shared a heartfelt tribute to her BLACK PANTHER co-star and on-screen brother Chadwick Boseman after his death.

Wright played Shuri, the younger sister of T’Challa/Black Panther, and posted a tribute entitled “For my brother” on Instagram. The video contains nature scenes while Wright recites a poem for the late actor.

“I didn’t know this is what I was waking up to,” Wright said after hearing of Boseman’s death. “When you walked into a room, there was calm. You always moved with grace and ease. Every time I saw you, the world would be a better place.”

Wright is an outspoken Christian and says the love that she showed toward Boseman came from God.

“God told me that you are my brother and I am to love you as such. And I always did and I always will,” Wright said.