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Black Panther sequel suffers setback as Letitia Wright refuses COVID vaccination

The sequel to Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 2018 Black Panther, is set to be delayed yet again.

The second movie had earlier suffered some setback in August when Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, Black Panther’s sister suffered a knee injury whole performing a stunt on set.

The shooting had to be temporarily suspended as the 28-year-old had leave the set to nurse her injury back home in London.

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However, as it stands, the movie may again be shifted as Wright has refused to be vaccinated. What this means is that she would hit a roadblock returning to the United States to continue filming the Black Panther sequel.

This week, the CDC issued a new mandate that all non-immigrant, non-citizen visitors to the U.S. must be fully vaccinated. Also, proof of vaccination is required before a passenger is allowed to board a plane to the states.

Letitia Wright plays Shuri in the comic book derivation of Black Panther.

Wright who was born in Guyana, got herself into some controversy back in 2020 when she tweeted (then deleted) a video featuring anti-vax and transphobic rhetoric.

The star later released a statement apologizing for her tweet: “My intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies.”

Letitia Wright is a born again Christian and is very outspoken about her beliefs in Christ.

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