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Black Panther (2018)

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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.

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Ryan Coogler
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 109 wins & 265 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chadwick Boseman ... T'Challa / Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan ... Erik Killmonger
Lupita Nyong'o ... Nakia
Danai Gurira ... Okoye
Martin Freeman ... Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya ... W'Kabi
Letitia Wright ... Shuri
Winston Duke ... M'Baku
Sterling K. Brown ... N'Jobu
Angela Bassett ... Ramonda
Forest Whitaker ... Zuri
Andy Serkis ... Ulysses Klaue
Florence Kasumba ... Ayo
John Kani ... T'Chaka
David S. Lee ... Limbani

Which Avenger Was Almost Black Panther?

In the 20 years it took to finally get Black Panther made, dozens of different actors were up for the lead roles. So who almost played T'challa, Killmonger, Shuri, and M'Baku?

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Storyline

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Prince T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new king. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Written by Editor

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All Hail the King. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter drew inspiration for the costumes of the Jabari tribe from the clothing of the Dogon people, a tribe living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa. Her design approach for the film was keeping the costumes rich with African custom by looking at the whole continent and a wide range of people but elevating it to reflect the fantastical elements inherent in the mysterious country and culture. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 28 mins) When Killmonger picks up the woman in a choke hold, she is initially squirming around in the air. When the camera cuts back to Killmonger, the woman is motionless - either she accidentally stopped squirming around for that shot (continuity mistake), or he switched to holding up a dummy instead. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
N'Jadaka: Baba...
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 of man came, five tribes settled on it and called it Wakanda. The tribes lived in constant war with each other until a warrior shaman received a vision from the Panther Goddess Bast, who led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, a plant that granted ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "Black Panther will return in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)." See more »

Alternate Versions

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. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wall: Goldin and Linda (2020) See more »

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All the Stars
Written by Kendrick Lamar (as K. Duckworth), Sounwave (as Mark Anthony Spears), Al Shux (as Al Shuckburgh) and SZA (as Solana Rowe)
Produced by Sounwave for Top Dawg Entertainment, and Al Shux
Performed by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
Kendrick Lamar appears courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Records/Interscope Records
SZA appears courtesy of Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records
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User Reviews

 
I like Black Panther, but I didn't like this movie.
17 February 2018 | by srawratsSee all my reviews

I really had high expectations going in, maybe too high, but at some point I thought the Black Panther was in the Fast and the Furious and then some typical heist movie. OK, I'm being harsh and I didn't hate it, just didn't like it, kinda blah. And all the talk about Marvels first black superhero, but as far as movies go lets not forget Blade. I have seen Blade a few times, and I think I like it better, a little bloody, but I liked Snipes in that role, he nailed it. You know what, maybe I'm just suddenly tired of these current Hollywood blockbusters.


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Language:

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Release Date:

16 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$202,003,951, 18 February 2018

Gross USA:

$700,426,566

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,348,744,095
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2.39 : 1
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