The Road to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was certainly not easy. In addition to Chadwick Boseman’s unexpected death, production on Black Panther the sequel actually had to shut down for several months because of Letitia Wright’s being hurt on the set. While talking to VarietyLetitia Wright opened up about “traumatic” she lamented a little Black Panther set.
The accident in question happened while Black Panther: Wakanda Forever shooting in Boston. Producer Nate Moore said that Letitia Wright was shooting a chase sequence on a motorcycle placed on a biscuit rig when the rig “clipped a median and clipped the bike and it overturned,” leaving the actress with a broken shoulder, concussion and other injuries. “I’m still processing itWright said. “I’m still working through it in therapy. It was really traumatic.” When the accident happened during second unit shooting, director Ryan Coogler was not on set at the time and had to be informed over the phone. “It was about how you can imagine,Cooler said. “I mean, I love these actors. It’s me and Chad’s little sister. Imagine getting the call that your little sister is hurt. It’s the worst shit in the world.“
When Ryan Coogler and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige visited Letitia Wright in the hospital after the accident, she was ready to get back to work, but it quickly became clear that she would need more time to recover. When production finally resumed in January 2022, Wright was still dealing with post-concussion syndrome, but said she had “great, great, great medical support, great patience on set. I’m just extremely proud of myself. I am extremely proud of Ryan, of the team, for that very resilience – overcoming adversity every step of the way. When I finished filming, I cried like a little baby.“
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