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Unvaccinated Black Panther star Letitia Wright was barred from returning to the U.S. after flying home to London to recover from an on-set injury last year.
Wright's banishment, along with positive COVID tests among the crew. forced Marvel Studios to delay the production of the Black Panther sequel.
Last week the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration's vaccine mandates as unconstitutional. And now production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is back on again, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Production for the film is now scheduled to continue this week in Atlanta. There are "about four weeks" of filming left on the Ryan Coogler-directed project, according to THR.
Wright sustained minor injuries while filming a Black Panther scene in August. A controversial tweet by the actress appeared to be anti-vax, but Wright denied it.
She later deleted her Twitter page and returned to England.
The sequel also stars Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett.
Wakanda Forever is the first movie in the franchise following Chadwick Boseman's death in 2020 from colon cancer.
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Rockmond Dunbar is the latest actor to quit a popular TV series or film project over the Biden administration's Covid-19 mRNA vaccine mandates.
The original 9-1-1 cast member quit the Fox drama series after his requests for religious and medical exemptions were denied.
Disney TV Studios' subsidiary 20th Television requires all actors and crew to be vaccinated.
According to Deadline.com, the beloved character actor requested a medical exemption and later sought a religious exemption. Both were denied by Disney TV Studios, sources said.
According to insiders, Dunbar is not an anti-vaxxer but he declined to get the vaccines based on the exemptions he presented.
Other celebrities who departed TV shows or movies include Black Panther actress Letitia Wright who left America after suffering an injury on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
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Wright sparked controversy by sharing an anti-vaccination video on social media. She has since deleted her Twitter page.
Production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was temporarily shut down in Atlanta after Wright, who lives in London, was denied re-entry into the U.S. because she is unvaccinated.
Actress Letitia Wright, pictured right, was hospitalized after suffering "minor injuries" when a stunt went wrong on the set of the Black Panther sequel.
Letitia is pictured with co-star Danai Gurira, left, on location in Cambridge, MA.
The 27-year-old Guyanese-British actress, who played Shuri in the 2018 Marvel film, was hurt when a stunt rig malfunctioned during an overnight shoot in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, Aug. 24.
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"Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon," a spokesperson for Marvel told Deadline.com on Wednesday.
The on-set source revealed the incident was minor and will not have an impact on the film's shooting schedule.
Most of the cast from the original film, including Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Florence Kasumba and Angela Bassett are returning for the sequel, directed by Ryan Coogler.
Chadwick Boseman, who played the title character in the 2018 blockbuster, lost his battle with cancer a year ago.
The Black Panther sequel is set for a July 8, 2022 release.
Letitia Wright deleted her social media accounts after she refused to apologize for questioning the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.
Wright deleted all of her social media accounts after receiving backlash from Twitter's cancel culture for sharing an anti-vaccine video that questioned the safety of the mRNA vaccines.
The Black Panther star deleted her original tweet and defended her decision to post the anti-vaxxer video, which was titled, 'COVID-19 VACCINE, SHOULD WE TAKE IT?'
She wrote: "My intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else."
In an earlier tweet, she wrote: "if you don't conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself ... you get canceled."
Wright's former co-star Don Cheadle, pictured on a power walk with his girlfriend Bridgid Coulter, criticized Wright on social media after he viewed the video, according to Rhymeswithsnitch.
The Iron Man star retweeted Wright, captioning his post, "bye, letitia."
He later clarified that he hadn't seen Wright's original tweet before he got caught up in the backlash and overreacted.
An Instagram search for Wright's name reveals the message: "Sorry, this page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed. Go back to Instagram."
And a search on Twitter brings users to a page which states: "This account doesn't exist. Try searching for another."
Letitia Wright was nearly canceled on Twitter on Thursday night for asking the wrong questions about the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine.
The Black Panther star shared a link to a YouTube video that was critical about the safety of the vaccine, which is on track for release in the U.S. by the end of the year.
She wrote alongside the video: "if you don't conform to popular opinions. but ask questions and think for yourself... you get canceled."
Her post quickly drew angry replies from fans who criticized Letitia for using her platform to disparage the vaccine.
Replying to one, Letitia wrote: "You have every right to ask questions about what goes into your body and ask questions until you feel you are ready."
She added: "not my intention to make anyone upset (prayer hands emoji). Nor am I saying don’t take it. I’m just concerned about what’s in it that’s all. Isn’t that fair to question or ask?"
According to the Washington Post, 65% of doctors and nurses surveyed say they "intend to delay vaccination," meaning they do not intend to get the vaccine when it becomes available.
Seventy-six percent of healthcare workers cited the "fast-tracked vaccine development" as a primary reason for their concerns.
Vaccine development routinely takes nearly a decade. The vaccine must be rigorously tested -- first in rodents, rabbits or chimps -- before testing can even begin on humans.
One of the leading vaccine manufacturers, Moderna, reportedly skipped the animal testing altogether.
"The timetable for a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months. Experts say that's risky," infectious disease expert Dr. Emily Erbelding told CNN.
Another vaccine frontrunner, Pfizer Inc. settled a $486 million lawsuit for "concealing safety risks associated with its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs."
All of the vaccine manufacturers are protected from liabilities if anyone dies or is maimed by their products.
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