For the first time, Letitia Wright is talking about the upcoming Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the legacy of Chadwick Boseman.
As fans of Black Panther wait on pins and needles for its highly anticipated follow-up, Wright is giving details on what to expect from the sequel.
In an interview with Variety, Wright gave details on how the franchise moved forward without its leading man, Chadwick Boseman, who portrayed T’Challa aka Black Panther.
“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.”
Wright is currently at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where her upcoming film, The Silent Twins, is screening.
Boseman passed away from complications from colon cancer on August 28, 2020.
During the interview, Wright also seemed to hint at the controversy revolving around the production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The actress, who plays tech expert and T’Challa’s brother Shuri, garnered headlines last year over allegations that she spread anti-vax rhetoric while on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Wright has since denied these allegations.
“I’ve learned that in life, you just have to keep going strong with what you believe in, in terms of your talent, in terms of your desire to impact the world with your art, and that’s exactly what I’m doing and I’m so proud of myself and the movie that’s coming out this year. I’m so proud of it,” Wright said. “It is an incredible honor for Chadwick Boseman, it’s jam-packed with exciting stuff,” Wright told Variety.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 11