Although the filming of Wakanda forever had been resumed the previous week in Atlanta and that there was even a rumor that the new actor who would play Black Panther would be M’Baku, everything was suspended again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, several members of the cast and production team would have tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.
Actress Lupita Nyong’o was also reportedly infected, so the start of production that was scheduled to restart this week was canceled until further notice.
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What is known about Black Panther 2?
Black Panther It is considered one of the best films of Marvel Studios, which is supported by the great acceptance of the public and specialized critics.
Wakanda forever as a sequel is under pressure to not only match the success of the first installment, but also do justice to the legacy of its late lead star. With that in mind, Marvel producer Nate Moore told Comicbook.com about the challenges surrounding this sequel.
“It’s about how to do the right thing for your heritage. (…) I think we are going to see the film from two points of view: that of pure entertainment, but also that of catharsis. And we have to be aware of both optics as we do it,” he said.
Lupita Nyong’o tests positive for COVID-19
The Mexican-Kenyan actress revealed the diagnosis through her social networks, assuring that she has already received the two doses of inoculation against the virus and is in confinement.
“I have also tested positive for COVID-19,” the actress tweeted on her personal account. “I’m fully vaccinated and taking care to isolate myself so I’m confident I’ll be fine,” the Black Panther actress added.