The current state of Black Panther 2 is unknown after the tragic death of the late Chadwick Boseman. With Marvel Studios still mourning the loss of Boseman, this unfortunate event led to a different roadmap for the sequel.
Still, it seems that part of the plan for the sequel has been revealed based on previous reports. Black Panther 2 will reportedly start shooting in July 2021, with most of the main cast members returning. Not only that, but it was also revealed that Narcos: Mexico star Tenoch Huerta will join the sequel in a villainous role.
Aside from the production timeline and casting additions of Black Panther 2, it was also unveiled that Letitia Wright's Shuri “may take on a more prominent role” in the sequel, leading fans to believe that the Wakandan Princess could potentially take the Black Panther mantle from T'Challa. However, the actress has found herself in a recent controversy that could have a direct effect on the currently untitled Black Panther sequel.
Amid the controversy surrounding Letitia Wright's anti-vaccine sentiments, the Black Panther star liked a tweet from Twitter that reads “Cancel Black Panther 2 immediately.” The tweet can be seen below.
On top of that, the actress also liked another tweet about recasting her for the role of Shuri in the MCU.
Lastly, Wright replied to a fan asking for Michael B. Jordan's phone number by responding with a playful “I got u.” The exchange can be seen below.
The reason behind this exchange could be tied to the hopes of some fans that Jordan could potentially replace the late Chadwick Boseman as the MCU's Black Panther.
WHAT THIS MEANS
As it is, the recent action of the actress liking tweets about canceling Black Panther 2 altogether is worrisome for fans. Not much is known about the motivation of the actress behind liking the Black Panther 2-related tweets, and it seems unlikely that she will explain her reasoning in doing so.
Wright previously shared her thoughts about doing Black Panther 2 without Boseman, admitting that “it’s not something [she] even want[s] to think about.” Given that statement, it's possible that portraying Shuri in Black Panther 2 is at the back of her mind, and liking tweets about canceling the sequel and even recasting her for the role could potentially be from grieving the loss of her co-star.
On the flip side, it's also possible that liking those tweets could be a spur-of-the-moment decision from the actress. This is also applicable to the numerous replies that the actress made to fans about the current controversy that she is involved with.
At this point, Wright already issued an apology regarding the matter, pointing out that her only intention of posting the controversial video is “to raise my [her] concerns with what the vaccine contains.”
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 (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
While her action of liking Black Panther-related tweets has yet to be addressed by the actress, it's good to know that she apologized for her actions. Fans can only hope that Wright's motivation behind liking tweets about canceling Black Panther 2 is only a spur-of-the-moment thing, and the actress will eventually return for the sequel when it starts production next summer.