Letitia Wright injured on the set of 'Black Panther 2'

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Black Panther 2 star Letitia Wright had to be treated in hospital after getting injured on set.

The actor, 27, sustained “minor injuries” in what has been described as a stunt rig accident during an overnight shoot in Boston.

Marvel confirmed to Deadline: “Letitia Wright sustained minor injuries today while filming a stunt for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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“She is currently receiving care in a local hospital and is expected to be released soon.”

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Letitia Wright as Shuri in 'Black Panther'. (Marvel Studio/Disney)


It is thought that the star has now been released from hospital and the incident is not expected to have an impact on the filming schedule.

Wright is reprising the role of Shuri in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which will also star Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett, Daniel Kaluuya and Danai Gurira.

The movie is due to be unveiled in the summer of 2022, two years after the death of Chadwick Boseman, the star of the first film.

The actor – who played T’Challa/Black Panther in the 2018 movie - passed away in August 2020 after a battle with colon cancer.

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Chadwick Boseman died after a battle with colon cancer. (Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency/Sipa USA)

Nyong’o has said that the sequel will honour the late star's legacy.

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Speaking on Ellen DeGeneres' chat show earlier this year, she said: “I do know for certain he would want us to do this and I feel what [director] Ryan Coogler has planned very much honours him and his legacy.

“So I feel good about going back."