Letitia Wright denies a report claiming she expresses anti-vaccination views on sets of Black Panther 2. After a few COVID-19-related delays, production of the sequel to the 2018s Black Panther began in Atlanta last June before the July 2022 release date. Original director Ryan Coogler returns with writer Joe Robert Cole. However, the sequel had to be significantly reworked after the tragic death of T’Challa actor Chadwick Boseman. The film will see Black Panther stars Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke resume their roles.
A lot of exciting news has come out Black Panther 2 set too late, including the revelation that Dominique Thorne will make her MCU debut in the film as Riri Williams, an ingenious inventor who creates her own Iron Man suit, ahead of her upcoming Disney + series, Ironheart. Letitia Wright, who returns as Shuri, was hospitalized in late August after suffering a minor injury, though she was able to return shortly after. Earlier this month, Wright became involved in another controversy, then Hollywood Reporter claimed she spoke out against the COVID-19 vaccine on the kit.
Now Letitia Wright denies these allegations in an Instagram post. The actor says it “saddens“her for having to address the report published by THR and went on to “honestly argue“that the claims made about her conduct on the set of Black Panther 2 is “completely untrue. “Wright defended her work ethic and said she”main focus is always to perform work that is effective and inspiring. Read Wright’s full statement on Instagram below:
Click here to see the original post.
While Wright unequivocally denies the allegations from THR, she did not specify her actual beliefs about the COVID-19 vaccine, or whether she herself has been vaccinated or not. Wright has shared similar sentiments on social media, including a YouTube video questioning the legitimacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. The report claims that this resulted in her parting ways with her entire U.S. team of representatives, although Wright did not address that claim specifically.
Wright has since deleted that video from her social media, and this statement on Instagram is her first post since the controversy began. Although she has now denied allegations in favor of anti-vaccine problems, the evidence is undoubtedly mounted against her. Disney will start demanding proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for anyone working on their productions, even if those who are already filming, e.g. Black Panther 2, will be exempt from this mandate. Although Wright was able to finish the rest of the film without further controversy, this could pose challenges for her future at MCU.
Source: Letitia Wright / Instagram