The Black Panther Easter Eggs You Missed.
The newly released Black Panther movie has been seen and celebrated by people all over the world, recently reaching a new milestone by being the latest movie to gross more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. However, there are so many details that writer and director Ryan Coogler put in the movie effortlessly that you may have missed a few things. Here are 8 things you may have missed in the Black Panther Movie.
- If you are a fan of the comics, you will recognize that one component is missing, Man-Ape. Ryan Coogler introduces him into the movie in a way that is less charged and controversial for movie-going audiences as M’Baku, with his grunts and gorilla-like fur costume.
- Vine Jokes. If you aren’t familiar with the infamous “what are thooooose” vines, you surely didn’t understand when Shuri hilariously criticizes T’Challas sandals. T’Challa wanted to stay traditional, however, sandals aren’t exactly the best crime-fighting footwear.
- Who else did Shuri Fix? Everett Ross ends up needing help from Wakanda because he opted to save Nakia’s life. In this scene, Shuri says they have “another white boy to fix.” Once before, Captain America had taken his old friend Bucky Barnes to receive the magical healing powers of vibranium.
- Oakland California. Ryan Coogler, the writer, and director of The Black Panther is an Oakland California native. The movie opens and closes in Oakland. Killmonger also brings up the famous city throughout the movie as well calling himself an “Oakland kid.” Oakland is also where the Black Panther Party was formed in 1966, Huey Newton, the founder of the Black Panther Party, has a very famous photograph of him that is very similar to the movie poster of T’Challa, the Black Panther, sitting on his throne.
- Family Ties. In Civil War, we see T’Chaka assassinated, which is why T’Challa is taking the throne that is all we know of T’Chaka until The Black Panther. T’Chaka is played by actor John Kani, and the younger version of T’chaka (in flashbacks) by Atandwa Kani, his son.
- Wardrobe. In the casino scene in South Korea. T’Challa, Nakia, and Okoye are seen overlooking the casino from a balcony, the colors of the wardrobe are the same colors as those in the Pan-African flag. If you pay close attention you will notice that no one else is wearing red or green, the same colors as Okoye and Nakia.
- Killmonger and Dragon Ball Z. Eric (or Killmonger) was wearing a blue armor suit before he took the throne for King of Wakanda, in real life, the actor who played Killmonger, Michael B. Jordan, is a huge fan of Dragon Ball Z. The familiarity between Vegeta, the villain in Dragon Ball Z and Killmonger is almost uncanny, the costume is a direct callout to Jordan’s favorite villain.
- Vibranium. A fun fact this isn’t mentioned here but in other MCU movies, Captain America’s shield is made out of vibranium, it has a lot of the same technology as the new suits for The Black Panther designed by the tech genius Shuri herself. On our Super Tour of NYC you can see the location where Captain America uses his shield made of vibranium during the Battle of New York in the Avengers, vibranium is also used in Hawk-Eye’s arrows, as well as the Avenger tower.
Hawk-Eye and Captain America fought in multiple battles across New York, you can see these on the Super Tour of NYC, You can also see where Spider-Man saves Mary Jane, where Doctor Strange and Mordo battle Kaecilius, and over 40 NYC locations featured in your favorite super-powered TV shows and movies like Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Batman, and Superman.