‘sLetitia Wright’s role as Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is more important than ever due to the loss of Chadwick Boseman. Perhaps that is why Disney hasn’t shown her the door for spouting anti-vax views on set, after getting into hot water for doing so online last year.
According to a feature in THR, Wright continues to act polar to the brilliant Shuri by espousing her anti-vax views on the Atlanta set, only now she’s doing it in-person rather than over social media. Reportedly, “Wright quietly parted ways with her entire U.S. team of representatives” after the earlier incident, with this latest one possibly inspired by Disney’s mandate that everyone on set must show visible proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
This might not end well. Wright’s Shuri is a leading contender to take over the mantle of Black Panther, but I think Disney will want someone less controversial in the role. Perhaps Winston Duke’s M’baku? Or an entirely new character?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens July 8th 2022. What do you think will happen?