Letitia Wright Continues Spreading Anti-Vax Views On ‘Black Panther 2’ Set

‘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?

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.