PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake.
The first appearance of Black Panther in a film was almost 30 years prior to this movie, in Do the Right Thing (1989). One of the characters, Punchy, is a Black Panther fan. In one memorable scene, he refuses to boycott Sal's Pizzeria and holds up a Black Panther comic book... ...
Tell me a story, baba.
N'Jobu: What story, my son?
N'Jadaka: About 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 of men came, ...
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.
The Wakanda fairytale prologue and part of the closing credits are a sequence of Wakandan nanite displays.
Each credit in the closing credits has a different image to represent the cast/crew's role in the film.
Swahili, Nama, English, Xhosa, Korean
$9,539,422 (Brazil) (16 February 2018)
$697,991,666 (USA) (22 May 2018)
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