PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After the death of his father, Prince T'Challa ascends to the throne of the small African country of Wakanda. T'Challa is also Black Panther, superhero. Now not only must he govern his country but defeat a dangerous adversary.
The movie's cast features two Oscar winners- Forest Whitaker and Lupita Nyong'o - and two Oscar nominees- Angela Bassett and Daniel Kaluuya.
N'Jobu: Yes, my son.
N'Jadaka: Tell me a story.
N'Jobu: Which one?
N'Jadaka: The story of home.
N'Jobu: Millions of years ago, a meteorite made of vibranium, the strongest substance in the universe, struck the continent of Africa, affecting the plant life around it. And when the time ...
The opening sequence showing the Earth from space as the vibranium meteor crashes into Africa shows the modern globe, even though millions of years ago continents had noticeably different shapes and positions. However, the sequence clearly shows not a real Earth, but a representation of Earth in the imagination of the child who is listening to the story. It's obvious, since this imaginary Earth has neither oceans, nor atmosphere, nor vegetation.
SPOILER: There is a scene at the end of the closing credits: Shuri meets a convalescent Bucky Barnes. This leads into Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
In advance of the film's release in India, the filmmakers removed all references to the Hindu god Hanuman presumably to avoid generating any controversy surrounding the film.
Swahili, Nama, English, Xhosa, Korean
$9,539,422 (Brazil) (16 February 2018)
See what the IMDb editors are excited to watch in November, check out our guide to horror, streaming shows, superheroes, and more.