Black Panther is an upcoming American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.Ava DuVernay was approached to direct and actually met with Marvel Studio’s head Kevin Feige and star Chadwick Boseman, but their visions on the movie didn’t come together.
2. The name “Wakanda” comes from the Wakamba tribe of Kenya (now renamed Kamba).
3. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie and Djimon Hounsou (who voiced the character in Black Panther (2010)) were considered for the role of T’Challa. All three would go on to play other characters in Marvel films:
4. Agbaje was Algrim/Kurse in Thor: The Dark World (2013)
5. Mackie was Sam Wilson in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
6. Hounsou was Korath in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
7. Actor Wesley Snipes was once attached to play the lead in Black Panther during the 1990s when it was in development at Columbia Pictures. Snipes even wrote a script treatment for the movie.
8. The Black Panther was created in July 1966, two months before the founding of the Black Panther Party.
9. Black Panther (2018) will be the eighteenth film to be released by Marvel Studios for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
10. The fighting in this film is based on the African-Brazilian martial arts of capoeira.
11. British Actor John Boyega was considered for the role of Black Panther.
12. Chapter Six of Phase Three in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
13. Director John Singleton was at one point attached to direct a film version of the character, envisioning Chiwetel Ejiofor for the lead.
14. The X-Men mutant Storm is the love interest to Black Panther in the Marvel Comics; the two even had a brief marriage. However, this angle will not be used in the film because of conflicting rights due to both characters held by different studios.
15. Michael B. Jordan initially auditioned for the role of Sam Wilson/The Falcon back in 2013 before being cast in this film 3 years later.
16. Daniel Kaluuya called the movie Marvel’s Game of Thrones (2011).
17. Wakanda is visually based on the waterfall locations the Iguaçu Falls (Brazil, South America) and the Victoria Falls (in Zambia, Southern Africa).
18. Michael B. Jordan is the second actor who had previously played Johnny Storm/the Human Torch to appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe film. The first was Chris Evans, who played Johnny Storm in the Tim Story Fantastic Four films and then became Captain America/Steve Rogers in the MCU. Ironically, between this film and Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther will have fought both of them.
19. This is Angela Bassett’s second comic-book feature, after Green Lantern (2011).
20. Wakanda was mentioned as a location on a SHIELD monitor in Iron Man 2 (2010). The location pinpoints the country as being situated at Lake Turkana, on the borders of Kenya and Ethopia. The region in real life is special for holding great mineral deposits (properties similar to Wakanda).