16 Things Even Die-Hard Fans May Have Missed In The Movie 'Black Panther'



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Marvel's "Black Panther" is a smashing success.

From pop culture references to callbacks to other Marvel movies, the newest superhero addition has some fun details that fans might not have picked up on. There's also some interesting behind-the-scenes secrets to know.

Here are 20 details you might not know or might have missed in "Black Panther."



When the team is in South Korea, their outfits reflect the colors of the Pan-African flag.

When the team is in South Korea, their outfits reflect the colors of the Pan-African flag.
 Walt Disney Studios

Director Ryan Coogler broke down the fight scene in South Korea for a Vanity Fair video and described how the red, black, and green outfits symbolized the flag.

Additionally, Lupita Nyong'o's dress was 3D-printed and features Wakandan text.

Blue is used to represent danger or trouble.

Blue is used to represent danger or trouble. Ulysses Klaue and Killmonger wore blue.
 Walt Disney Studios

In the Vanity Fair video, Coogler said that the color blue represented colonization, so they had Ulysses Klaue wearing blue. But it also symbolized "trouble" or "danger," according to Disney. Because of that, the Border tribe, who police the nation, and Killmonger also wore blue.

Shuri's lab is located in Mount Bashenga, a nod to the first Black Panther.

Shuri's lab is located in Mount Bashenga, a nod to the first Black Panther.
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Bashenga was a warrior who became the first Black Panther and king of Wakanda.

Shuri makes a reference to a Vine video and "Back to the Future Part II."

Shuri makes a reference to a Vine video and  Shuri's lab is amazing.
 Walt Disney Studios

When Shuri shows T'Challa all of the new gear she's created in her lab for him, she takes the opportunity to make fun of his sandals. She yells "What are those?" as the camera pans down to his feet.

This joke is a reference to the "What are those?" meme that started on Vine. The original video started when a Vine user asked the question to a police officer and panned down to his work boots. It spawned numerous remix videos, including an incredible "Jurassic Park" one.

In the same scene, she mentions some shoes she designed to lace-up like an "old American movie" their dad used to watch. This reference is to the auto-lacing Nike shoes in "Back to the Future Part II."

When T'Challa brings an injured Agent Ross to Shuri, she says, "Oh great, another broken white boy for me to fix."

When T'Challa brings an injured Agent Ross to Shuri, she says,  Bucky in "Captain America: Civil War."
 Walt Disney Studios

The first white boy she's referencing is Bucky Barnes, otherwise known as the Winter Solider. Captain America dropped Bucky off in Wakanda at the end of "Civil War" to help him recover. At the end of "Black Panther," viewers can see how Shuri has helped him get better.

Wakandan kids call Bucky "white wolf" in a post-credit scene.

Wakandan kids call Bucky  Bucky as seen in the "Infinity War" trailer.
 Walt Disney Studios

In the comics, White Wolf is the name given to T'Challa's adopted brother, who real name is Hunter. Hunter ended up in Wakanda after a plane he and his family were on crashed-landed in the country. His parents were killed, so T'Chaka adopted him. He later became the leader of Wakanda's secret police force.

Though the name is unrelated to Bucky in the comics, it seems like the Marvel Cinematic Universe is changing the role to fit the Winter Soldier.

Read our full post-credit breakdown here

The Wakanda Forever salute was inspired by a combination of three things.T'Challa doing the salute.
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In commentary for the movie, director Ryan Coogler said the crossed-arm salute took inspiration from the way Pharaohs were buried, as well as from West African sculptures. Coogler also said that it means hug in American Sign Language.

Boseman is often asked to do the salute and a photo of him looking annoyed became a viral meme.

Xhosa became the official language of Wakanda because of actor John Kani.

Xhosa became the official language of Wakanda because of actor John Kani. Actor John Kani as T'Chaka in "Civil War."
 Walt Disney Studios

Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa. South African actor John Kani portrayed King T'Chaka in "Civil War" and kept his accent. Boseman picked it up, and the rest of the actors followed suit.

But Marvel initially didn't want Chadwick Boseman to use an accent.

But Marvel initially didn't want Chadwick Boseman to use an accent. Chadwick Boseman made sure he had an accent.
 Marvel/Disney

In an interview for The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" podcast, Boseman said he felt strongly about having an accent.

"It felt to me like a deal breaker," he said. "I was like, 'No, this is such an important factor that if we lose this right now, what else are we gonna throw away for the sake of making people feel comfortable? ... Once we decided to do it, we went for it."

He said that Marvel felt like it was "maybe too much for an audience to take."

The three cities Killmonger mentioned sending weapons to are tied to "Doctor Strange."

The three cities Killmonger mentioned sending weapons to are tied to Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular hero in "Doctor Strange."
 Marvel

Killmonger intended on sending weapons for an uprising to spies in New York, London, and Hong Kong, because they weren't resisting his goals. Those three cities happen to be the three locations of the Sanctums in "Doctor Strange."

Oakland, California, has historical significance for the movie.

Oakland, California, has historical significance for the movie. Black Panther visits Oakland.
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Not only is director Ryan Coogler from Oakland, but Oakland is also where the Black Panther Party formed in 1966.

Okoye's neck rings were made of rubber.

Okoye's neck rings were made of rubber.Danai Gurira as Okoye.
 Walt Disney Studios

According to a Disney fact sheet, the neck rings Danai Gurira wore to play Dora Milaje general Okoye were modeled after the rings worn by women of the Ndebele tribe in South Africa. Her rings were made of rubber for shooting.

Daniel Kaluuya learned how to ride a horse to help with his role as W'Kabi.

Daniel Kaluuya learned how to ride a horse to help with his role as W'Kabi. Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi.
 Walt Disney Studio

It helped him simulate riding his character's armored rhino in the movie.

Donald Glover wrote some of the jokes in the movie.

Donald Glover wrote some of the jokes in the movie. Donald Glover at the "Solo" premiere.
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In commentary for the DVD, director Ryan Coogler revealed that Glover wrote at least one of Shuri's jokes. When they are calling for someone to challenge T'Challa's place on the throne, Shuri raises her hand but only to complain about her corset being too tight and asking for them to wrap it up.

It took Michael B. Jordan nearly three hours to transform into Killmonger.

It took Michael B. Jordan nearly three hours to transform into Killmonger.Michael B. Jordan was Killmonger.
 Walt Disney Studios

The villain's body is covered in scars, each one symbolizing a kill. Jordan spent around two-and-a-half hours in the makeup chair to get 90 raised marks placed on his body every day. According to Walt Disney and Marvel, each one was an individually sculpted silicone mold. 

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