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If you didn’t pay attention to these 17 things, you might have missed them in “Black Panther.”

It’s great if you’ve seen Black Panther. If you don’t agree with us, that’s fine, too. This is true, no matter what people say about Black Panther. Ryan Coogler’s film is an interesting point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s not just that the movie is important because it’s the last one Marvel will make before they start destroying their universe with Infinity War and Avengers 4 in 2019. 

It’s great if you’ve seen Black Panther. If you don’t agree with us, that’s fine, too. This is true, no matter what people say about Black Panther. Ryan Coogler’s film is an interesting point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s not just that the movie is important because it’s the last one Marvel will make before they start destroying their universe with Infinity War and Avengers 4 in 2019. 

It’s surprising, then, that Black Panther doesn’t have a lot of connections to the rest of the Marvel Universe. These movies usually have Easter eggs that show off other parts of the shared universe, but Black Panther only has a few. This is because the movie only has a few of them. The movie is still full of interesting things to find if you look hard enough. Let us know what you think in the comments if we missed any that you think deserve to be talked about. These are the best ones we could find. 

17. The significance of Oakland 

While most of Black Panther takes place in the fictional African country of Wakanda, the real city of Oakland, California, plays a big role. The movie’s opening scene takes place there. In the movie, Erik Stevens was born in Oakland. Later, we learn that this is where he was born, but the city’s significance goes far beyond this fact. Ryan Coogler is from Oakland, which is where he made the 2013 film Fruitvale Station with Michael B. Jordan, which was the first time the two worked together. When Marvel Comics character Black Panther came out in 1966, Oakland was already home to a political party called the Black Panther. This party was started just a few weeks after the character made his debut.

Public Enemy: 16. 

When Ryan Coogler is making a movie about the Black Panther, he makes sure that Oakland has a sense of place that connects not only to its history as a hero and a political party, but also to its cultural history. Sterling K. Brown plays N’Jobu in the movie. Before he dies in the opening scene, we don’t learn very much about him. In his apartment, there is a Public Enemy poster. Even though the hip-hop group was born in Long Island, New York, they had a close relationship with the Black Panther Party, and even their backup dancers wore leather jackets and hats linked to the party.

15. The Mask of Killmonger 

He wears a Black Panther suit at the end of the movie, but Erik “Killmonger” Stevens’ first costume is one of the best in the movie. Erik finds a tribal mask in London that has ties to Wakanda and Marvel Comics, but it also has ties to London. It turns out that the mask is based on two different comics. 

The first is Mephisto, because the mask looks a lot like the demon from Christopher Priest’s run on the Black Panther comics. In Black Panther #37, Killmonger fights T’Challa with the mask that looks like the one he used in the fight. 

 

14. M’Baku’s comics began. 

In a movie with a lot of great characters, Winston Duke’s M’Baku is a little overshadowed, but he does a great job with the typical rival-turned-friend arc. In the movie, the comic book version of M’Baku is even more powerful than the real one, but it also has a lot of problems. Man-Ape: M’Baku is the leader of a rival clan of gorilla-worshiping warriors who dressed up as a gorilla to honor the tribe’s white gorilla god. 

As you can see in the example above, having a black man dressed up as an angry gorilla is a racially charged image that Black Panther thankfully doesn’t use. This is why the movie version of this black exploitation character is very different from the original. This isn’t the only way the movie pays homage to the character’s comic book roots: thick fur on M’Baku’s shoulders and forearms, along with attached armor pieces, make his upper body look bigger. He also wears a gorilla mask for a short time while fighting T’Challa. 

It’s number 13. Shuri’s Vine Joke 

There are a lot of ways Shuri could have been a hermit-like tech nerd in Black Panther. The film also remembers that she’s a teenager, though, and that she’s just as in touch with pop culture as anyone else her age. Early in the movie, Shuri looks down at her brother’s sandals and asks, “What are these?!” in a surprised voice. In a Vine of the same name, the same question and tone was asked. In that Vine, the comment was made about a police officer’s choice of shoes. Vine history is all here.

Kicks off back to the future in number 12. 

In a good way, Shuri’s Black Panther suit designs don’t only have to be functional. She comes up with a better choice of shoes for her brother to wear instead of sandals. As you can see, Shuri is wearing sneakers. They’re made to cut down on the sound of footsteps and fit like a second skin. This kind of tech came from an old American movie, Shuri says, and though the title isn’t stated, it most likely refers to Back to the Future Part II and Marty McFly’s self-lacing Nikes. 

11. Trevor Noah came on stage. 

This came to light more than three months after Black Panther came out. Trevor Noah, who hosts the Daily Show and is known for his satirical take on the news, appears in the movie as Shuri’s AI Griot, which helps Everett Ross pilot a virtual fighter plane during the final battle. The word “griot” is a West African term for a storyteller. 

Noah, who is from South Africa, says that being able to play a part in Black Panther is a personal victory for him because many of the movie’s characters speak Xhosa, which is one of his home country’s main languages. 

In February, he said, “It was extra special for me because the people in the movie speak Xhosa.” I said, “I don’t need your subtitles! I don’t need your subtitles!” None of this is for me. I don’t need your subtitles. This is just for me right now. This is not for anyone else. Nobody else hears! This makes me think of my mom. 

During a later interview with Chadwick Boseman, Noah said that his friends in South Africa loved Black Panther because it was “real.” “People loved it back home,” he said.

10. The colors of the flag of the African Union are 10. 

T’Challa, Nakia, and Okoye, the three heroes in Black Panther’s South Korea scenes, aren’t just fun to watch because they’re so dynamic and interesting to watch together. It’s one of the things that makes these scenes stand out. All three characters dress up when they go to a casino in the hope of getting Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis). Is there something that you didn’t notice? The trio’s color scheme has a hidden meaning. 

They also stand out in their green and red dresses, which is ironic, since they’re trying to blend in with the crowd. When you line up all three characters, their colors match up with the three horizontal lines that make up the Pan-African Flag: red, black, and green. 

9: “Another White Boy” To Fix It 

T’Challa and Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross meet up again in the middle of Black Panther. Ross is trying to capture Ulysses Klaue. Killmonger manages to get Klaue out of prison, and Ross takes a bullet for Nakia in the process. The heroes have to take Ross to Wakanda to save his spine. Shuri will have to do most of the work to get Ross back on his feet, and she says so when she says that he’s “another white boy” for her to fix. 

In Captain America: Civil War, she left James “Bucky” Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in her care at the end of the movie. Black Panther’s post-credits scene shows that Bucky is on the mend and ready to fight in Infinity War, so that’s what we know. You can read about how Shuri “reboots” Bucky in a whole comic book.

8. The “All My Children” connection: 

What does a daytime soap opera have to do with a superhero movie that everyone wants to see? Well, both of Black Panther’s main men were hired to work on All My Children, but the connection is even weirder than that. As it turns out, both Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan played Reggie Montgomery on the show, which was called “Reggie Montgomery” (albeit at different times). One has to wonder if the two of them exchanged notes and talked about their soap opera days on the set of Black Panther. They even had a real moment of animosity to play off of in their on-screen rivalry, but we’re not saying they did that. Jordan’s name is more closely linked to the character than Boseman’s is. 

7: The Human Torch-Captain America “Feud” 

As Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Michael B. Jordan is the second actor to play Johnny Storm in a Fantastic Four movie and then move on to play a superhero in the Marvel movies (Chris Evans being the first, of course). “Coincidence”: At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much to this, but it turns out there is. When two young actors who played the same character show up in a different movie universe as different characters, it’s not surprising. The MCU is now so big and diverse that it’s not surprising. 

That doesn’t mean they’re the same person. Jordan and Evans have one thing in common, though: They both have fought Black Panther on screen. Evans’ Steve Rogers fights the African king in Captain America: Civil War to protect his best friend, Bucky. He is now called Killmonger when he fights T’Challa as T’Challa. If the Fantastic Four ever show up in the MCU, things are going to get even more weird.

6. The Black Leopard is on the sixth. 

When Killmonger defeats T’Challa and takes the throne of Wakanda, he gets the power of the Black Panther and a suit of his own when he does it. The villain chooses to wear the gold armor T’Challa gives away earlier in the movie, which makes it easier to tell them apart visually. But a small detail that most people probably didn’t notice is that the golden armor has spots all over it. When you look at this visual detail, it refers to two different parts of Black Panther history. There are two reasons for this. The first is that the character’s name was changed to Black Leopard in the early 1970s, which was done to separate the character from the politics of the Black Panther Party. As a bonus, the spots could also be a nod to Killmonger’s sidekick Preyy the leopard, even though he doesn’t appear in the movie at all. 

Marvel Studios 5. Panther vs. Rhino is on. 

We see W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya), who plays W’Kabi, unleash his combat rhinos on T’Challa’s forces at the end of the movie. This fight between Black Panther and one of the rhinos is very cool. While some people might have been turned off by this over-the-top scene, it’s one that comes straight from the pages of Black Panther’s first comic run. “Panther’s Rage” is the very first story arc for the character. In it, T’Challa fights Erik Killmonger and a rhino at one point, as well. This was a clear source of inspiration for the action in the movie. The Black Panther’s grip on the rhino, which is shown below, looks almost like it did on screen.

In this part, we’re going to talk about Everett Ross and Captain Marvel. 

The CIA man played by Martin Freeman in Black Panther has a lot more to do in the movie than he did in Captain America: Civil War. He even gets to play the hero in the third act because of his skills as an ace pilot. Ross isn’t just a silly character in the movie because Shuri’s reading of Ross’ file makes it clear that he’s a lot more capable than he looks like. 

It’s interesting that Ross used to be a pilot before he joined the CIA, but it was made up for the movie. Because Carol Danvers is going to be shown to us as a young pilot in the new Captain Marvel movie, is it possible that Ross has met the Marvel hero before? We’ll have to wait and see… 

 

Three. There’s a chance that Dr. Strange and Dr. Strange might 

For all that Killmonger is, the movie kind of skims over his plan to arm Wakanda’s spies around the world. But there is a fun Easter egg in Killmonger’s plot. It has to do with the cells that accept his orders first. As it was said, the forces in New York, London, and Hong Kong are ready to attack. This would be a seemingly insignificant fact if not for the fact that those cities are also home to Earth’s three Sanctum Sanctorums from Doctor Strange. 

There were three places where mystical energy kept the Earth safe in that movie. If Killmonger’s plan had worked, the Earth would have been doomed in more ways than one. We don’t know for sure if this was a deliberate nod by Ryan Coogler to Scott Derrickson’s film or just a coincidence, but we think it’s more likely that it was the former.

Moonlight Cameo: 

Ryan Coogler has said that Barry Jenkins did a great job on his Oscar-winning movie Moonlight. He also said that Jenkins was a supportive voice for him when he was making Black Panther, which won an Oscar. It’s like Coogler pays back in a way with the last scene of Black Panther in Oakland, California. She shows them a plane that came from Wakanda to the kids in their neighborhood. Then, a little boy who isn’t very old gets the movie’s last line. In Moonlight, actor Alex R. Hibbert played one of the three main roles. This boy is none other than him. 

First, the White Wolf 

On the surface, Black Panther’s last post-credits scene isn’t as good as it could have been. The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War shows Bucky Barnes alive and well in Wakanda even though he was put into a deep freeze at the end of Captain America: Civil War. This is because Bucky is shown in the trailers. Even though Black Panther is the last Marvel movie before Infinity War comes out in 2016, there isn’t a lot the film can do to set up the arrival of Thanos. 

One interesting thing about the scene, though, may point to something bigger to come. There are kids in Wakanda who call Bucky the “White Wolf,” which is the name for a person who is stuck in Wakanda. However, it also shows that the person who was raised to become T’Challa’s most trusted soldier, as the White Wolf becomes the head of the Wakandan secret police. This means that Bucky will be an important ally for Black Panther and Wakanda in Infinity War.

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Review Wakanda Forever: Black Panther.

You are kindly invited to a funeral by Marvel StudiosYou should be aware that this is the tale of Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverThe narrative honors the la

You are kindly invited to a funeral by Marvel Studios

You should be aware that this is the tale of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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The narrative honors the late Chadwick Boseman in every way, even as Marvel moves the plot along and establishes a replacement as the leader of Wakanda

The Black Panther sequel ends up being unusually depressing for this reason. Some of my audience members did cry, sometimes at the most unexpected times

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In terms of the movie, I’m still undecided. I kind of loved it. It broke my heart in other ways

In this ambivalent review of the Black Panther film without the real Black Panther, I’ll go over both the good and the bad

A Loss Story, Either Way

After Boseman’s tragic passing, a discussion erupted online. Fans pondered the Black Panther’s replacement after Boseman

When he revealed that he finished the script the week before Boseman passed away, director Ryan Coogler recently tore people’s hearts out

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Obviously, the project had to start over after this significant loss. Boseman would have made Wakanda Forever significantly different from what we’re currently seeing

King T’Challa returned five years after The Blip, so Coogler insisted that even with Boseman, the story would have involved dealing with loss

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As T’Challa/Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman

In that tale, Wakandans would already be in mourning. But since the film’s opening states the obvious, we see that on screen instead

Now dead is King T’Challa. His absence leaves two voids: one as Wakanda’s ruler and the other as the Black Panther, the nation’s protector

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Killmonger’s destruction of the Vibranium plants required for this transition in the first movie makes it seem as though replacing the Black Panther is impossible. As a result, Wakanda seems hopeless and lost

Vibranium is a word that sounds eerily similar to vibrance, so don’t pass it by. The sequel recognizes that without Chadwick Boseman, we have all lost that

One versus five

Because of this, the sequel allows art to imitate life as four different women lament the centrifugal male figure in their lives

The loss of Ramonda’s only son must be mourned in addition to her recent widowhood. Her extreme overprotectiveness of her last child, Shuri, results naturally from this

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Shuri, on the other hand, struggles with using her rage as a coping mechanism for her grief. Nakia, the only person who could assist her, skipped even her lover’s funeral before leaving for Wakanda

Okoye, the Dora Milaje’s warrior leader, is the next. With everyone’s heart broken, she is attempting to hold the pieces of a kingdom together

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Riri Williams, a fresh new character whom Target hinted at in a series of ads, is the last one we meet

In this tale, Riri plays the role of the outsider who ties the puzzle together

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In some ways, Coogler changed Riri’s name in the dialogue to Shuri. This sums up the character. She is Black Panther 2’s technological goddess

Riri and Shuri, who are sisters from different worlds, are undoubtedly brought together by their shared intellectual interests. However, it is an external presence that truly ties them together

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Even though the word “Atlantis” is never used in this movie, King Namor and his people are introduced for the first time in the MCU. They aren’t Atlanteans at all, presumably to avoid comparisons to DC’s Aquaman

They actually live in Talokan’s underwater realm and, while they are not Wakandans, they are certainly more powerful

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Wakandans and Talokans are accidentally introduced by the United States, and a tense relationship results

The Latin American actor Tenoch Huerta Mejia, who was previously unheard of, and who gets the uncommon “and introducing

. ” credit in the movie, plays a pivotal role in the conflict

Wakanda Forever is a struggle. Namor poses a threat to peace and has no regard for humanity

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In the process, he unintentionally starts a war with five fierce women, the majority of whom are Wakandan

The movie’s issues really start to show here. Throughout the story, Namor’s motivations are inconsistent

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Bloodshed might have been avoided if he had come to the same conclusions sooner rather than later

Additionally, I didn’t find the character to be as interesting as the one in the comics. Namor first appeared in The Invaders, making him older than Marvel itself

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I’m fascinated whenever Namor engages in conflict with or collaborates with the Fantastic Four because he’s such a conflicted antihero

He mostly comes across as a haughty jerk in Wakanda Forever. Although they are hollow, Coogler gives the character some scenes of sympathy. That irritates me because Killmonger, one of the top three MCU villains in my opinion, was presented in Black Panther. Black Panther has two talent gaps as a result of this

Boseman is one, whereas Michael B

The second is Jordan

Namor is just not as interesting as Killmonger. A poor analogy

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In fact, I found myself thinking about relationships throughout the movie at various points. You typically date a few people you know won’t last long after a breakup

Get over your ex types, they are. The same sentiment can be applied to Namor and the whole film. Making a Black Panther sequel without the Black Panther presented Coogler with an impossible task. He unquestionably gave it his all. And allow me to be clear on this: I’d give Wakanda Forever a 7

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Overall, 5 out of 10

Simply put, it isn’t Black Panther

Marvel Studios. When we see the same actors onscreen without Boseman or Jordan, the echoes of that movie seem like vivid dreams of loved ones who have passed away

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I’m avoiding a few spoilers here and will elaborate on this topic a few months from now

Nevertheless, it perfectly captures how I felt about the sequel in general. I would probably awe at Wakanda Forever’s caliber and emotional resonance if I hadn’t seen Black Panther. We would have loved Wakanda just as much in 2018 if this tale had been our introduction to it

It’s not, though

So I didn’t

Accepting What Wakanda Forever Is. Consider the same scenario for a widow using the dating analogy once more

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When you meet a potential partner, you realize you need to start dating again. But you’re aware that they’re not quite as good as the partner you found to be worthy of marriage

At some point in the future, they might be. Simply put, you’re not prepared to feel that way about someone else once more

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That’s a brief summary of my experience with Wakanda Forever

There were so many things I liked about the movie, especially Riri Williams. In this movie, Dominique Thorne steals every scene just like Letitia Wright did in Black Panther

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Recall that at the time, fans had already demanded that she succeed T’Challa as either the leader of Wakanda or the Black Panther. In this role, Riri brings that kind of, uh, vibrance

Martin Freeman also makes another appearance and lends his endearing everyman charm. Even more so, he makes a shocking revelation that I find genuinely delightful

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When it comes to M’Baku, Winston Duke is back and once again excellent

The women of Wakanda are given priority in Coogler’s narrative on purpose. Picture from Vanity Fair

Due to this, M’Baku is relegated to supporting roles and serves primarily as comic relief. Keep in mind that he wasn’t just T’Challa’s friend; he was also an enemy

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His grief would therefore manifest itself differently from that of the four Wakandan women. It belongs in another narrative

However, I’m still holding out hope that he’ll somehow have a bigger role in the upcoming Wakanda series on Disney

But even so, I can see why he’s not crucial to the story. The final words. Coogler was faced with that difficult decision

He was in mourning after recently losing his friend. But the future of a franchise and hundreds of millions of dollars were at stake. Consequently, Coogler was forced to improvise a new plot

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The one he created is incredibly captivating

Just not the one we all would have chosen, it’s different

I attended a funeral that Marvel invited me to, and the entire time I was grieving and emotionally empty even as I was in awe of the people who had been more severely affected than I was

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally arrived in theaters after four turbulent years, the passing of the franchise’s leading character, and a turbulen

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever has finally arrived in theaters after four turbulent years, the passing of the franchise’s leading character, and a turbulent sequel production

That will be the only topic covered in this week’s MarvelBlog News for obvious reasons. Everything depends on it

Wakanda Forever Gets Off to a Flying Start

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Start by going over the fundamentals. On Thursday, the North American premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever took place

With regard to Friday’s box office, Thursday sneaks for the sequel brought in an impressive $28 million

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That’s significant because it’s below the sum that Thor: Love and Thunder attained, which suggested a lackluster weekend

However, Friday also happened to be Veteran’s Day, which caused a surge in ticket sales

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Hasbro/Marvel Studios are the sources

The sequel to Black Panther drew a sizable American audience on that holiday. Due to the holiday boost, Friday’s sales were $84 million. In terms of box office receipts, that ranks as the tenth-best Friday ever

When analyzing the Saturday and Sunday numbers, a few additional variables are taken into account. Yet Wakanda Forever accomplished what seemed insurmountable

Box office revenue on that first Friday was higher than the $75 made by Black Panther in 2018. 9 million dollars, plus $25. 2 million in revenue on Thursday

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No sane person anticipated that Black Panther 2 would surpass the $202 million opening weekend haul of its predecessor

Disney and Marvel were after all marketing a Black Panther movie without the character’s internationally renowned actor. A tough sell, that one

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In light of this, a domestic opening weekend gross of $180 million must be viewed positively by all parties

Disney predicts a $330 million opening weekend worldwide gross for the movie

The International Problem in Peril

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You’ll notice that North America accounts for the lion’s share of Wakanda Forever’s revenue. That is not an accident

The international box office is still a hazy proposition for all Hollywood films, as was already mentioned here

Due to the pandemic’s lingering effects, some countries haven’t fully resumed their normal operations. Others simply don’t have the same level of theatrical demand as they did in 2019

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Comparatively, Black Panther’s sequel’s opening weekend gross of $370 million was outperformed by $40 million. That wasn’t a reasonable expectation, though, to reiterate

The fact that Wakanda Forever’s international box office BP2 has doubled that of recent films The Batman and Black Adam is what matters

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I used Thor: Love and Thunder, the most recent MCU film, as the boundary for this title

Thor 4 made $303. During its first weekend, 2 million people watched it globally. Additionally, foreign countries accounted for more than half of its overall global total

Oddly, the economy back then was stronger than it had been for Wakanda Forever

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Both films were shown in China, which had a significant negative impact on sales but not on the overall result

Hollywood films do not do well in China. The market is more important for its ancillary income like merchandise and potential licensing

Due to all of these factors, Wakanda Forever legitimately faces one of the reviews that is the most open-ended of any tentpole movie I can ever remember. And I used to make a living by writing about box office

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Critics will draw attention to how poorly it has performed in comparison to the original and selectively compare it to other Marvel movies

The $250 million production budget of the film will be used as evidence by fans of the franchise to claim that it will probably make money when it is released in theaters

Personally, I had kept tabs on early ticket sales and tracking and prepared for the worst possible outcome here. Therefore, I consider Wakanda Forever’s performance to be a strong demonstration of franchise power

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I find it amazing that BP2 made 10% more money on opening weekend than Thor4

Black Panther’s reputation was strong enough to triumph over insurmountable odds

The statistics of Wakanda Forever Let’s talk about a couple of the sequel’s outstanding issues

First off, Wakanda Forever was a huge hit with both critics and viewers. BP2 has an 84 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75 percent rating among Top Critics as of the time of this writing

In the meantime, the movie hasn’t experienced review bombing (yet?)

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Therefore, with a 95 percent Audience Score, it is absolutely brilliant. Wakanda Forever boasts a Metacritic score of 67, which is higher than the most recent Doctor Strange or Thor sequels

The grades on IMDb and Cinemascore are somewhat at odds

IMDb currently rates BP2 at 7. 4 out of 10, which is respectable but unremarkable. However, Cinemascore, whose ratings are based on opening day attendance, gave the movie an A

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Without a doubt, Black Panther received an A. Therefore, this isn’t quite as good. Still, an A is significantly superior to the Bs received for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder

Recall that Cinemascore uses an odd curve

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Anything that doesn’t receive an A- isn’t a good film that will probably last longer. But a movie that gets an A ought to get good buzz

And A titles are incredibly uncommon, highlighting how significant of a cinematic accomplishment Black Panther was. These statistics taken together show that viewers liked Wakanda Forever, probably even more than they anticipated

Final Reflections

Unfortunately, the box office picture overall is more cloudy, at least for the MCU as a whole

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The global opening weekend of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness brought in $450 million. The two subsequent releases haven’t come close to matching this total since then

In the meantime, the MCU’s reputation has suffered. Despite the fact that I disagree with the evaluation, I frequently read remarks from respectable people who disparage Phase 4’s general quality

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Phase 4 unquestionably comes to a successful conclusion with Wakanda Forever, but Marvel still needs to do some convincing to get viewers to return to the theater

However, it’s possible that this is a general industry issue rather than a Marvel problem

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The era of the mega-blockbuster is either coming to an end or is currently in decline. Either way, you could present evidence to support your claim

Hollywood needs to put out more quality films, according to the head of AMC Theatres. Marvel obviously accomplished that just now and received a positive outcome

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But rather than a home run, I’d call it more of a double.

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Top MCU Film Villains.

The best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date, in my opinion, would be chosen by a unanimous vote from any group of (sane) peopleWe’re o

The best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to date, in my opinion, would be chosen by a unanimous vote from any group of (sane) people

We’re only now beginning to recognize the lasting influence Thanos and Loki have had on the film industry several years after the fact

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Even now, all MCU spinoffs face criticism because of (potentially unjust) comparisons to Thanos and Loki made by their villains

I wondered what this thought process was. Who are the greatest MCU movie villains to date, if those two bad guys are removed from the list? Rumlow, Brock

Kevin Feige is incredibly effective, which is something I admire

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He rejects the idea of useless parts. Brock Rumlow, for instance, is first introduced to us in Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Because he is Crossbones, an assassin who enjoys collecting weapons and is a fairly common supervillain, comic book fans immediately recognize him as bad news

Image: Hollywood’s heroic side

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By introducing Rumlow as someone who idolizes Captain America, Feige and the movie’s directors, the Russo Brothers, solve this issue

Seriously, the entire time Steve Rogers performs, that guy is overcome with awe

Of course, that makes the altercation between the two in the elevator much more personal. The fight ultimately involves Rumlow and his hero, Rogers, despite the fact that there are a lot of other guys on the elevator at the time

This shows that Rumlow will go to any lengths, including murdering his hero, to carry out a mission

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Later, the character makes a second appearance in Captain America: Civil War, where he once more sacrifices millions of people in order to complete his mission

The distinction between good and evil is becoming increasingly elusive in our day and age

Brock Rumlow exemplifies this to a T. Barnes, Bucky

USA Jacket is shown in the picture

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Diane de Poitiers, a famous French noblewoman, once said, “To have a good enemy, choose a friend: he knows where to strike

“. The fundamental idea behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier is that

Steve Rogers is a hilariously flawless hero who is completely incapable of doing wrong. When that person squares off against a foreign terrorist who also happens to be his best friend, how does he respond? picture via Pinterest

In this movie, Bucky Barnes plays a relentless, destructive force of nature

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The fun comes from watching the noble Rogers gradually expose the hero hidden inside the villain by tearing away at Barnes’ impenetrable exterior

This movie is a masterwork of narrative

Vanko, Ivan Given how polarizing Iron Man 2 has been over the years, I might receive cards and letters for this one

Justin Hammer is probably considered the better villain in the movie, even by those who like it

I completely understand that as a longtime fan of Sam Rockwell

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But that viewpoint is demonstrably incorrect

Ivan Vanko’s performance as Tony Stark’s evil counterpart is the key to Iron Man 2’s entire plot. Despite the fact that Vanko did not have a fortunate upbringing, the two men have similar intelligence and work ethics

Vanko begins working on a riskier version of the weaponized suits after Stark establishes proof of concept. He then adopts the name Whiplash

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Regardless of your opinion of the film, it is impossible to deny that the scenes depicting Whiplash’s coming-out celebration during a Formula 1 race are compelling

Pic from SyFy Wire. Vanko’s disdain for cake eaters like Hammer also reflects Stark’s own contempt for bureaucracy

The men are eerily similar to one another, giving them a good reason to dislike one another

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As an MCU story, it’s In a Mirror, Darkly

The next two villains put a different twist on the same idea

It’s a tainted mentor/protégé relationship’s domineering nature. Peter Parker is still in shock following the death of his father figure in Spider-Man: Far from Home

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Here comes Mysterio, a multiverse-hopping superhero who resembles a more composed version of the late Tony Stark. Parker quickly puts his trust in this man, which is unusual for someone who is currently on a school trip

But when we are young, everyone is stupid

Later, we discover the truth about Mysterio, whose irate tech character would likely be more sympathetic today given the recent Twitter shenanigans

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Even though it is not as deep as.

, the depth of this betrayal still cuts deep

Ironmonger

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In 2008, I steadfastly jumped on the Iron Man bandwagon while the rest of the world gushed over The Dark Knight, ultimately naming it the year’s top film

The complex relationship between Tony Stark and Obadiah Stane, his late father’s partner, was essential to the movie’s quality

Iron Man requires a little bit more scrutiny in light of what we know about Howard Stark in order to understand how the man could have so drastically misjudged his partner

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To permanently take over Stark Enterprises, Stane planned Tony’s abduction. That’s

.

pretty extreme. Once more, the normally carefree playboy was affected by Stane’s level of betrayal

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Tony had looked to Stane as a father figure ever since Howard Stark passed away. That person hired mercenaries to abduct and kill Stark

Stane’s first thought was, “I’ve gotta steal that!” after Stark created an Iron Man suit in a cave. Obadiah Stane and Iron Monger from the Marvel Legends series. Hasbro is shown in the picture

His next thought was, “My suit is better,” which came later. I’m going to use it to murder Tony Stark

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“. In retrospect, Howard Stark made lousy moral judgments

Even now, I’m unsure if Jarvis made a good butler. Yes, there were times when Avengers: Age of Ultron was a bit of a mess

Joss Whedon, the film’s flawed director, and Feige disagreed on a number of production-related issues. Today, most people support Feige because of the passing of time

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However, we cannot discount what James Spader accomplished in the role of Ultron. a close associate of Robert Downey Jr

Spader has proven to be Tony Stark’s sin monument since they were teenagers and the ideal counterpoint. After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the remains of an Ultron Sentry can be seen in a display case in the ride line

Avery and Rebecca Kaplan are shown in the picture. Finally, the inventor produced something he had no control over

Stark was alarmed when it started to act independently

An Isaac Asimov superhero tale then came to pass

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And it was fantastic! Because of Ultron’s fierce independence, he was able to capitalize on humanity’s innate anxiety about the potential rise of machines

Karl Zemo

Name as many MCU supervillains as have actually triumphed

Helmut Zemo is the lone survivor

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Zemo didn’t engage in a frantic scramble to seize power, in contrast to many other villainous characters in the MCU. Instead, Zemo devised a strategy, carried it out flawlessly, and ultimately destroyed the Avengers

Tony Stark was convinced by Zemo that the Stark matriarch had been murdered by Bucky Barnes

Tony feels conflicted about Howard, but he has soft feelings for his mother

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The strongest heroes on Earth dispersed as Zemo laughed, Cappy defended his friend as expected, and Tony sought retribution

Later, he danced

Jon Watts is a complete genius and someone who most likely has a fascinating tale to tell

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He came up with Peter Parker’s worst nightmare, and that’s the only reason I can think of for it. What if the girl accompanying Spider-Man on his homecoming date was a supervillain’s daughter, Watts wondered

Please ask Watts about his own experience at the homecoming dance if you ever interview him. Please tell me. Vulture, however, functions well as a character for two reasons

First, he was wronged by the government

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He was working with people he trusted to run a successful business. Then, a superhero incident forced the company to suffer business losses, which ultimately led to their jobs being lost

The character used some of the tools to start a life of crime because he had no other option

His moral code was peculiar, though. The rare movie villain who respects his opponent enough to offer a compromise is Vulture, in fact

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Parker’s superpowers made Vulture very happy, and his daughter, Liz, enjoyed the relationship. The bad guy enjoyed knowing that Parker was taking good care of his daughter

Parker was attempting to prosecute criminals on his own behalf

Therefore, he voluntarily gave up his dating life in order to catch the bad guy

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Why Spider-Man: Homecoming succeeds is due to its Shakespearean elements

The protagonist must make a decision that will have devastating effects on all the families as they become more connected

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This story is successful because Vulture adds the necessary element of plausibility to prevent the whole thing from reading like a subpar Riverdale episode

Killmonger. The best MCU movie villain to date, absent Thanos and Loki, would likely be Killmonger, in my opinion. This character is perfect in every way

First of all, he is correct. He should be resentful of having witnessed his father being taken from him as a child

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Killmonger is also risky. It’s unsettling to think that all those scars on his body represent war fatalities. Superheroes are not allowed to kill in the MCU. On the other hand, this supervillain doesn’t just do that

He murders a lot and does it with pride. That is horrifyingly perverse

Killmonger is family, just like in a number of the other stories presented here

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He is the cousin of the current King of Wakanda and an estranged prince

In other words, the character has all the necessary components to become a classic supervillain. Everything is also made better by the fact that Killmonger is on par with Black Panther in combat. Moreover, Michael B. Jordan practices his performance to the nth degree

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