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Letitia Wright Says ‘Black Panther 2’ Will Be An ‘Incredible Honor to Chadwick Boseman’

While attending Cannes Film Festival, on Sunday, Black Panther 2 star Letitia Wright teased that the film will honor Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick Boseman‘s legacy is a driving force behind the Black Panther series. While attending Kering’s Women in Motion dinner at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, actress Letitia Wright spoke with Variety about Black Panther 2 and honoring Boseman, who died from colon cancer in August 2020.

“It is an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman, it’s jam packed with exciting stuff,” Wright said.

“We honored him by committing ourselves to the story that he started, the legacy that he started with this franchise,” Wright continued. “And 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.”

Returning to the Black Panther sequel, Wright will reprise her role as Shuri, the younger sister of T’Challa/Black Panther, although T’Challa will not be recast.During Black Panther 2 filming – which was held in Atlanta – reports surfaced that Wright was spreading anti-vax views on set, rumors the actress said were “completely untrue” in an Instagram post from last October.

Last August, Wright sustained minor injuries during an on-set accident where filming was shut down in November to give the actress time to recover. Resuming in mid-January, production for Black Panther 2 completed in March. Confirmed stars in the sequel include Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Angela Bassett, Dominique Thorne and Michaela Coel.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will release on November 11th.

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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