Marvel Star Reportedly Taking Anti-Vaccine Stance on ‘Black Panther’ Set

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Letitia Wright in "Black Panther"

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New reports suggest that Marvel star Letitia Wright is reportedly taking an anti-vaccination stance on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

 Letitia Wright in "Avengers: Infinity War"
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Letitia Wright made her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in Black Panther (2018), starring as the little sister, Shuri, of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Expanding the Marvel Universe and MCU with Marvel films Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), Wright’s Marvel character is shooting to the frontlines as a new Avenger in director/writer Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022).

Wright recently made headlines after sustaining minor injuries onset of Wakanda Forever. Thankfully the actress did not sustain significant injuries that delayed filming in Atlanta, Georgia, for the Marvel movie reportedly stayed on schedule.

Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther"
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Now, reports from ScreenRant reportedly suggest that actors from the production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever state that Letitia Wright is taking an anti-vaccination stand while filming.

However, Wright has not spoken out about this, so we have to take this news with a grain of salt.

Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther (right) and Letitia Wright as Shuri in "Black Panther"
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According to ScreenRant:

The Hollywood Reporter has shared a new report regarding a number of actors who continue to defend their anti-vaccination beliefs on social media and on sets, including Letitia Wright on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. A source from the film’s set has stated she is expressing views against the COVID-19 pandemics on the Atlanta production, though no word was specified as to whether she received a form of the vaccination for the shoot. The report also reveals that Wright and her U.S. team of representatives parted ways following her posting of a controversial anti-vaccine video on social media in December.

 Shuri in "Black Panther"
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Many actors in Hollywood have voiced their opinions over the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine, most notable The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano. Of course, everyone has the right to their own opinion, but these topics, in particular, have proven very controversial on social media.

There’s no official article from The Hollywood Reporter that ScreenRant reportedly sourced their information from, so again, every Marvel fan should take this lightly.

ScreenRant also tweeted:

A new report states that Letitia Wright is taking an anti-vaccination stance on the set of #BlackPanther: Wakanda Forever.

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Following the tragic passing of legendary actor Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright is taking the mantle of the Black Panther in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

While some Marvel fans voiced their opinions on someone else playing Black Panther, Marvel is taking source material straight from the comic Black Panther (2008), as Shuri eventually takes her place at the throne of Wakanda after leading a successful attack on Atlantis.

Wakanda in "Black Panther"
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The Marvel collection is much more extensive than Marvel’s Avengers, like Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), thanks to the multiverse.

After the events of Loki, iconic characters are joining various timelines and creating epic crossovers. Hopefully, Letitia Wright’s Shuri will continue to expand the MCU with new streaming series by introducing Marvel characters Riri Williams/Ironheart and super hero Namor of Atlantis in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Wakand in "Avengers: Infinity War"
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Letitia Wright nor Marvel has not made official comments on these reports at this time.

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