‘It was really traumatic’: Marvel Studios reportedly downplayed Black Panther star Letitia Wright’s serious injuries after actress nearly halted production over controversial views

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is ready to hit theaters. The long-awaited sequel has already received an 86% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, raising fan expectations and excitement. As Chadwick Boseman’s untimely demise shook the world to its core, the team had to incorporate his real passes into real life. However, that wasn’t the only problem the team faced as Letitia Wright had to be hospitalized due to the injuries she suffered on set.

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Letitia Wright at the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

According to new reports that have surfaced, the actress’ unfortunate accident was downplayed by Marvel Studios, and her actual injuries after the accident were much more serious than initially implied.

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Letitia Wright’s horrific on-set injuries

Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018).
Letitia Wright as Shuri in Black Panther (2018)

While the pandemic posed its own problems and restrictions, Letitia Wright injured herself on the sets of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever abruptly stopped production as she had to be hospitalized for a while. At the time, announcements were made indicating that Wright’s injuries were only minimal.

It wasn’t quite the case. While filming a motorcycle chase scene, the cookie rig Wright was filming on, “cut a median and shared the bike, and he fell” according to producer Nate Moore.

This resulted in all but minor injuries. The Loan player one The actress was hospitalized with a fractured shoulder and concussion, along with other injuries. Looking back, Wright states that it was “really traumatic” and that she works through the whole situation in therapy.

Moore and Ryan Coogler were unavailable in Boston when the incident occurred and were in Atlanta with the main unit. Coogler described what it was like to hear about Wright’s accident stating that it was like “fucking worst thing in the world.

“It was about how you can imagine. I mean, I love these actors. It’s me and Chad’s little sister. Imagine that call saying your little sister is hurt. It’s the worst fucking thing in the world.

Even Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that the whole situation was tough, especially for people who were already “emotionally tense.

While everyone involved in the production was heavily affected by Wright’s accident, the question arises as to why Marvel Studios decided to turn the volume down on the whole situation.

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Why Marvel hid the truth behind Letitia Wright’s injuries

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Chadwick Boseman Letitia Wright in Black Panther

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According to Variety, the whole minimization was to protect Wright’s privacy. Other than that, fans had their own theories, one of which involves speculation about Wright’s views on vaccination, amidst a global pandemic. Rumors suggested the actress was against vaccinations, however, she herself denied anything like that saying it was “totally wrong. » Fans might have believed that the extent of his injuries were being kept under wraps so as not to create further complications with the film’s production.

Another reason Marvel didn’t reveal the full truth could be because they didn’t want to overshadow the one year anniversary of Chadwick Boseman’s death. Indeed, the accident took place only a few days before the anniversary of his death.

Anyway, all that matters now is that Wright is fine and she’s “proud to have been able to bounce back”, in his own words. The Black Panther The team surely had its ups and downs during filming.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters on November 11, 2022.

Source: Live

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