Filming for the sequel was halted back in November of 2021 after star Letitia Wright suffered a shoulder injury during stunt work. Originally scheduled to resume last Monday (January 10), production was again postponed after multiple cast and crew members, including Lupita Nyong’o, tested positive for COVID-19.
Work on Black Panther 2 has been mired by controversy due to Wright’s perceived anti-vaccination stance. While the 28-year-old hasn’t commented on her vaccination status, sources for THR suggest the issue has now been resolved.
Currently, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is scheduled to release on November 11, 2022, after delays pushed back its original July 8 release date.