In Black Panther, Wakanda's Majestic Canyons and Waterfalls Only Existed in a Computer

When characters are fighting to the death in a shallow pool of water perched on the edge of a cliff that’s halfway down the side of a towering canyon where a waterfall normally gushes... it’s safe to assume there’s some Hollywood magic at work. But as Scanline VFX reveals in this behind-the-scenes look at the making…

Step Into Hulk's Giant Feet, Literally, With These New Marvel Vans Kicks

Just my luck: I’ve been dying for some shoes that make it look like I have gangrene! Vans has announced it’s partnering with Marvel to make sneakers, clothing, and accessories based around its iconic characters—meaning when you lightly kick that person who tried to steal your seat on the subway, they’ll also be…

How Hollywood FX Wizards Created the Magical Technology in Black Panther's Wakanda

Arthur C. Clarke said “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” which seems like a perfect way to describe the gadgets and machines developed by the people of Wakanda in Marvel’s Black Panther. But to make those seemingly impossible technologies look real to moviegoers, the real-life…

The Intergalactic Future of Black Panther's Wakanda Is a Bold Statement About Science Fiction

Black Panther’s Wakanda is the kind of Afrofuturist fantasy that’s been largely missing from the mainstream pop cultural canon. Unlike most other genre fiction that could scarcely imagine black people living in the future, Black Panther envisions a world in which an entire nation of uncolonized Africans became the…

For the Love of God, Stop Asking the Black Panther Cast to Do the 'Wakanda Forever' Salute

The cast of Marvel’s Black Panther has been touring the world for months promoting their movie in interviews and red carpets where they’re inevitably asked to do the iconic “Wakanda Forever” salute. While there’s a lot to discuss about Black Panther, the one question that virtually everyone involved in the movie has…

The Avengers Take on Thanos Again, with Much Better Results, in the First Lego Black Panther Short

Things may not gone off swimmingly when the Avengers took on Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, but that’s what we have Legos for. This first look at Disney XD’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes shorts again pits Black Panther and his friends against the giant purple menace... and this time, they’re playing to win.

Black Panther's Costume Designer Breaks Down the Real World Inspiration Behind Key Looks

Black Panther’s costumes weren’t just the garb of King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and the people of Wakanda. They were also a loving tribute to the art, history, and culture of several African nations. Now, the film’s costume designer Ruth Carter is giving an inside look at how she mixed tradition and technology to…

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This Black Panther Clip Reveals One of M'Baku's Best Moments Was Improvised 

Winston Duke’s turn as M’Baku is just one of many things that makes Black Panther great. He’s powerful, intimidating, and also kind of funny, all of which comes together in a single scene that we now know was improvised. Marvel’s given io9 an exclusive look at the clip from the upcoming home release with commentary by…

New Black Panther Deleted Scenes Focus on T'Chaka's Influence on the Future King 

T’Challa’s father T’Chaka (played by father and son, John and Atandwa Kani) casts a long shadow over the events of Black Panther. Decisions the former Black Panther made have long-reaching repercussions for T’Challa’s ascent to the throne—and two new deleted scenes from the home release show his role was nearly a…

Deleted Black Panther Clip Shows Okoye and W'Kabi Butting Heads 

Black Panther mostly kept its distance from the relationship between Okoye and W’Kabi. While we got hints here and there of the husband and wife’s bond (before Killmonger’s arrival made things... let’s say complicated), the movie left it in the background for the most part. This deleted scene, however, brings it to…