PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.
This film continues the tradition of having one or more Oscar winners in the cast of all MCU films (with the exception of Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) which had none). In this case, they are Forest Whitaker and Lupita Nyong'o.
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 ...
Whem M'Baku challenges T'Challa he refers to the blessings of Hanuman, the monkey god. When the queen of King Ram (of India) was kidnapped a monkey was found in the forest with her scarf, indicating a route that pointed to the the King of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as the kidnapper. By saving the queen the monkey was given the name Hanuman. Hanuman is not the name of an African monkey god, but of India.
However, Hinduism is practiced in various parts of Africa, so it's very possible that the Jabaris picked up on various foreign theologies since seceding from Wakanda.
There is a statement in the closing credits: "Black Panther will return in 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.
English, Swahili, Nama, Xhosa, Korean
$9,539,422 (Brazil) (16 February 2018)
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