Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie is one of the biggest cinematic releases of the past few years and an all-round success having broken pre-sale box office records and currently (as of Feb 18th 2018) sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest score of all of Marvel’s films to date. The production itself seems to have been just as interesting, with screenwriter-director Ryan Coogler working alongside the first woman to ever be nominated for Cinematography at the Oscars – for Mudbound in 2018 – Rachel Morrison, as well as reconnecting with Michael B. Jordan with whom he worked on previous films Fruitvale Station and Creed. Like any other Marvel movie to date, Black Panther also features some interesting Easter Eggs and behind-the-scenes tidbits, many of which you may not have heard about before. We’ve chosen our 10 favourites for this: 10 Black Panther Facts You Probably Didn’t Know.
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Bonus fact: The “Black Panther” comic book was first released over 2 months prior to the origin of the Black Panther movement.
10. No Avengers appear in the movie.
Not even a cameo from Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
9. Black Panther’s home nation of Wakanda was first seen on screen in the MCU during Iron Man 2.
This is evidence that Black Panther plans have been afoot since 2010!
8. Over 25,000 cubic feet of foam was used in the Warrior Falls set.
They aimed to emulate the rocks in Oribi Gorge, South Africa.
7. Nakia and M’Baku saw The Avengers (2012) together as college students.
Actors Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke were classmates at Yale.
6. King T’Chaka is played by a father and son.
That’s why young and old T’Chaka look so similar!
5. Michael B. Jordan is the 2nd actor to play The Human Torch and an MCU character
He of course follows Chris Evans who played Torch (2005-2007) and Captain America (2011-present).
4. The mask Killmonger steals from the London Museum is that of his comic book counterpart.
3. Killmonger’s Panther mask has spots in tribute to his comic book pet Leopard, Preyy.
2. In the post-credits scene, the children of Wakanda are heard calling Bucky Barnes the “White Wolf”, a character who is the adopted brother of T’Challa (the Black Panther) and head of the Wakandan Secret Service in the comic books.
This could be a hint towards where Barnes may sit in future instalments of the MCU.
1. Xhosa, an official language of South Africa, was used as the official language of Wakanda.
So what did you think of Black Panther? And, did we miss any important Easter Eggs or facts? Let us know in the comments!