Black Panther: Wakanda Forever producer and Marvel Studios Vice President of Production and Development Nate Moore recently took part in a producer roundtable where he opened up about star Letitia Wright’s injury during the production of the Marvel Studios sequel.
Speaking as part of THR‘s roundtable alongside numerous fellow producers like Viola Davis and Jerry Bruckheimer, Moore described Wright’s injury as “a huge, traumatic thing for her to go through,” and said it’s the sort of thing that “you don’t know if you’re going to come back from that.”
“Panther was a tough one to get to the screen, but the scariest moment was actually when Tish [Letitia Wright] got injured,” Moore said. “We were shooting some second-unit work [and] some stunt work in Boston. The full crew was still in Atlanta, so I got a call in the middle of the night from the ambulance. That is terrifying because it’s not just about the movie at that point, it’s about a person, and a person I’ve known for years. As a producer, you feel responsible for everybody in your crew.
“You feel responsible for having her in that position in the first place and picking up the pieces. Figuring out the schedule was almost the easier part than figuring out how to get Tish’s head right and to get her the help that she needed, both physically and mentally. That was a huge, traumatic thing for her to go through. To make her comfortable to come back and perform at the level that she was performing — you don’t know if you’re going to come back from that, to be quite honest, but she did.”
Since its theatrical release last November, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has already earned a gross of over $800 million at the worldwide box office. For her performance as Queen Ramonda, Angela Bassett won her second Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress.