Black Panther
The filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was reportedly delayed again, this time due to a surge in the omicron COVID-19 variant. / Credits: MCU

The filming of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was reportedly delayed again, this time due to a surge in the omicron COVID-19 variant.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever or Black Panther 2 is the sequel to 2018 hit Marvel Cinematic Universe title that introduced audiences to the world of Wakanda with the late Chadwick Boseman playing as the star of the show for the 1st movie.

The development on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was rocked in mid-2020 when star Chadwick Boseman died from his fight with colon cancer and co-writer/director Ryan Coogler was left to figure a new plan forward for the film.

Ironically, in the comics, the hero died after getting killed by the Man-Ape with his sister picking up the mantle. The production resumed with Letitia Wright return as Shuri while it also introduces Algenis Perez Soto as Adonis. The film also sees the returns of MCU stars Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker.

Omicron to blame

The recent surge of the omicron variant has affected not only countrywide but also affected the production of the film. This is the latest reason why the film was delayed. Previously, the star of the show Letitia Wright has suffered multiple injuries after shooting stunt sequences.

Injuries included a fractured shoulder and concussion in December 2021. There were also reports stating that Wright is anti-vaccination which hinder production. One would say that this is career suicide, given her current reputation as a newbie in Hollywood, doing so would definitely affect the chances of her appearing in future films.

Fans were upset with the passing of Chadwick Boseman and many said that he can never be replaced, Boseman is considered an inspiration to many and he is considered the true Black Panther.

The delays are expected to only last a week and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently set to hit theatres on November 11.

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