Black Panther (2018)
Chadwick Boseman: T'Challa, Black Panther
T'Challa : Wakanda will no longer watch from the shadows. We can not. We must not. We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.
T'Challa : I never yielded! And as you can see, I am not dead!
T'Challa : What happens now determines what happens to the rest of the world.
King T'Chaka : What is wrong, my son?
T'Challa : I am not ready, Baba.
King T'Chaka : Have you not prepared to be king your whole life? Have you not trained and studied, been by my side?
T'Challa : That is not what I am talking about. I am not ready to be without you.
King T'Chaka : A man who has not prepared his children for his own death has failed as a father. Have I ever failed you?
King T'Chaka : Never.
T'Challa : [on saving Ross] I will not abandon someone to die, when I have the means to save his life.
Shuri : When you said you'd bring me to California when I was a kid, I thought you meant Coachella, or Disneyland. Where are we?
T'Challa : This is the building where our uncle lived, where our father killed him.
Shuri : [sees a condemnation notice] They're tearing it down. Good.
T'Challa : They are not tearing it down, not anymore. I bought the building. And that one... and that one.
[TChalla confronts his ancestors in the ancestral plane]
T'Challa : You were wrong - all of you were wrong - to turn your backs on the rest of the world! We let the fear of discovery stop us from doing what is right. No more! I cannot stay here with you. I cannot rest while HE sits on the throne! He is a monster of our own making! I must take the mantle back. I must! I must right these wrongs!
T'Challa : This ends today!
[W'Kabi brings Killmonger in front of T'Challa and the Elders]
T'Challa : [in Xhosa] Speak.
W'Kabi : [to Killmonger] Speak.
Erik Killmonger : I'm standing in your house, serving justice to a man who stole your vibranium and murdered your people. Justice your king couldn't deliver.
[T'Challa stands up and approaches Killmonger]
T'Challa : I don't care that you brought Klaue. Only reason I don't kill you where you stand is because I know who you are. Now what do you want?
Erik Killmonger : I want the throne.
[Mining Tribe Elder laughs]
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] My goodness.
[the other Elders laugh]
Erik Killmonger : Y'all sittin' up here comfortable. Must feel good. It's about two billion people all over the world that looks like us. But their lives are a lot harder. Wakanda has the tools to liberate 'em all.
T'Challa : And what tools are those?
Erik Killmonger : Vibranium. Your weapons.
T'Challa : Our weapons will not be used to wage war on the world. It is not our way to be judge, jury, and executioner for people who are not our own.
Erik Killmonger : Not your own? But didn't life start right here on this continent? So ain't all people your people?
T'Challa : I am not king of all people. I am King of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure our people are safe and that vibranium does not fall into the hands of a person like you.
Erik Killmonger : Mmm...
Ramonda : Son, we have entertained this charlatan for too long. Reject his request.
Erik Killmonger : Oh, I ain't requesting nothing. Ask who I am.
Shuri : You're Erik Stevens. An American black operative. A mercenary nicknamed Killmonger. That's who you are.
Erik Killmonger : That's not my name, Princess. Ask me, King.
T'Challa : No.
Erik Killmonger : Ask me.
[T'Challa turns around and walks back to his throne]
T'Challa : Take him away.
[as T'Challa signals his guards to take Killmonger away from the throne room, the River Tribe Elder gets up]
River Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] Who are you?
Erik Killmonger : [in Xhosa] I am N'Jadaka, son of Prince N'Jobu!
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] Son of N'Jobu?
Erik Killmonger : I found my daddy with Panther claws in his chest! You ain't the son of a king. You're the son of a murderer!
Ramonda : [in Xhosa] You're lying!
Ramonda : Lies!
W'Kabi : I'm afraid not, Queen Mother.
[W'Kabi pulls out a necklace with N'Jobu's ring, to the surprise of the Elders]
River Tribe Elder : What?
Mining Tribe Elder : [in Xhosa] You, the descendant of N'Jobu?
Erik Killmonger : Hey, Auntie.
[W'Kabi gives the ring to Ramonda]
Erik Killmonger : I'm exercising my blood right to challenge for the mantles of the King. And Black Panther.
Ramonda : Do not do this, T'Challa.
Border Tribe Elder : As the son of Prince N'Jobu, he is within his rights.
Ramonda : He has no rights here!
River Tribe Elder : The challenge will take weeks to prepare!
Erik Killmonger : Weeks? I don't need weeks. The whole country ain't gotta be here. I just need him. And somebody to get me outta these chains.
[T'Challa sits on his throne, looking at N'Jobu's ring]
Ramonda : T'Challa, what do you know of this?
T'Challa : I accept your challenge.