Top 50 Black Panther Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Black Panther facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Black Panther film message.

The hologram projector technology has been replaced by nano technology in the present day, shows the technology advancement of Wakanda throughout the years
The hologram projector technology has been replaced by nano technology in the present day, shows the technology advancement of Wakanda throughout the years
Hidden pun in Wakandan in Black Panther (2018) when T'Challa's sister Shuri shows him her new invention: "Sneakers"
Hidden pun in Wakandan in Black Panther (2018) when T'Challa's sister Shuri shows him her new invention: "Sneakers"

Black Panther Trivia

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  1. When T'Challa is the king the soundtrack is more Tribal with drums and capella songs but when Killmonger becomes a king the soundtrack turns into Rap/Hip-Hop songs showing the difference between the characters and how they were raised.

  2. When T'Challa strikes the new Panther Habit suit to test its kinetic energy storage, some glowing Wakandan text appears on the torso. If you translate one chunk of this text, it actually says, "I Love You Mom."

Black Panther Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - One can see the credits are cryptographic and then decoded to English. However, many times the credits are purposely mistranslated. While the film creators' names are written in English, Lisa Beroud is credited (4 times as visual effects producer) cryptographically.
    One can see the credits are cryptographic and then decoded to English. However, many times the credits are purposely mistranslated. While the film creators' names are written in English, Lisa Beroud is credited (4 times as visual effects producer) cryptographically.
  • Klaw mentions having a soundcloud, and is loud when singing What Is love and when talking in general, as a reference to the comics, as in the comics, Klaw is an entity composed of pure sound.

  • The Dora Milaji are referred to as "Grace Jones looking." Later in the casino fight scene, Okoye uses a move similar to one used by Grace Jones in Conan. She swings her spear in a full circle around herself to push back multiple opponents simultaneously.

Black Panther Hidden Details

1 - Klaue considers himself a musician and tries to give Agent Ross his mixtape. This is because the original comic book villain Klaw is a being made of living sound.
Klaue considers himself a musician and tries to give Agent Ross his mixtape. This is because the original comic book villain Klaw is a being made of living sound.

After Killmonger takes the throne, he begins to wear his father's ring on his right hand rather than on the necklace.

1 - The scales on Captain America's Endgame (2019) suit were first seen in Black Panther (2018).
The scales on Captain America's Endgame (2019) suit were first seen in Black Panther (2018).
1 - Right by the Vibranium mining facility, you can see the crater made by the meteorite mentioned in the beginning of the film.
Right by the Vibranium mining facility, you can see the crater made by the meteorite mentioned in the beginning of the film.

Killmonger breaks his spear, to be better equipped for stabbing. Shaka Zulu of South Africa was famous for this weapon style, as it maximized the amount of killing possible with one spear.

1 - In the fight for the throne in Black Panther (2018), Killmonger chose to fight with a spear and a sword whereas T'Challa fought with a spear and a shield. This symbolizes Killmonger's imperialistic goals vs T'Challa's "fight when necessary."
In the fight for the throne in Black Panther (2018), Killmonger chose to fight with a spear and a sword whereas T'Challa fought with a spear and a shield. This symbolizes Killmonger's imperialistic goals vs T'Challa's "fight when necessary."
1 - When Killmonger takes the throne he says "The sun will never set on the Wakandan Empire. The end of the movie shows them watching the sunset, signifying the end of his rule.
When Killmonger takes the throne he says "The sun will never set on the Wakandan Empire. The end of the movie shows them watching the sunset, signifying the end of his rule.
1 - The costumes of Nakia, T'Challa and Okoye resemble the pan African flag
The costumes of Nakia, T'Challa and Okoye resemble the pan African flag
1 - T'Challa's & Erik's choices of arms for their duel can be seen as parallels to their mindsets. A spear & shield for T'Challa, a balance of offense & defense, a way to fight & protect. And a spear & blade for Erik, representing absolute aggression no matter the cost.
T'Challa's & Erik's choices of arms for their duel can be seen as parallels to their mindsets. A spear & shield for T'Challa, a balance of offense & defense, a way to fight & protect. And a spear & blade for Erik, representing absolute aggression no matter the cost.
1 - Shuri says that the shoes are "fully automated like the old American movie baba used to watch" she is referring to the automatic laces from Back To The Future 2
Shuri says that the shoes are "fully automated like the old American movie baba used to watch" she is referring to the automatic laces from Back To The Future 2

Vibranium passes through metal detectors

While we think Shuri is using an outdaded meme, it actually isn't... At least in terms of when the movie takes place.

1 - T'Challa and Killmonger each revisit their father's death after drinking the heart-shaped herb. Both flashbacks end with the boys helplessly cradling and rocking their dead fathers. After this point in their lives, one became vengeful while the other became benevolent.
T'Challa and Killmonger each revisit their father's death after drinking the heart-shaped herb. Both flashbacks end with the boys helplessly cradling and rocking their dead fathers. After this point in their lives, one became vengeful while the other became benevolent.
1 - Nakkia puts something in her whiskey so she doesn't get drunk.
Nakkia puts something in her whiskey so she doesn't get drunk.
1 - The wheel that is rolling from the car Klaue blows up is seen continuously rolling in the following cut
The wheel that is rolling from the car Klaue blows up is seen continuously rolling in the following cut

There is always one empty seat in the palace council room reserved for M'baku, the leader of the Jabari mountain tribe. He refuses to come down from his mountain home.

This gunfire rhythm is the beginning of The Avengers theme song

1 - Erik Killmonger face wound from ritual combat was completely gone the next day .. earlier in the film Shuri did mention Wakanda tech can heal bullet wound in one day.
Erik Killmonger face wound from ritual combat was completely gone the next day .. earlier in the film Shuri did mention Wakanda tech can heal bullet wound in one day.
1 - The Royal Talon Fighter (bottom) has a design based off of the heart shaped herb (top) since the heart shaped herb and the aircraft are both exclusive to Wakandan royalty
The Royal Talon Fighter (bottom) has a design based off of the heart shaped herb (top) since the heart shaped herb and the aircraft are both exclusive to Wakandan royalty
1 - When Killmoger breaches the hidden base in Busan the wall that explodes has 'napalm' written in Korean
When Killmoger breaches the hidden base in Busan the wall that explodes has 'napalm' written in Korean

King T'chaka requires his subjects to bow. In Infinity War, After T'Challa becomes leader and opens Wakanda to the world, he mentions 'We don't do that here.'

The Jabari Tribe is the only tribe that doesn't use Vibranium weaponry.

T'Challa didn't pick the suit with the gold necklace because he didn't want to get noticed. This reflects his ideals to keep Wakanda's strength a secret - this parallels Erik Killmonger's suit choice and ideals wherein he wants Wakanda to be known as a strong nation

1 - . Full description in comments. In the Oakland scene in 1992, the TV showed the Rodney King-related L.A. riots, and there are photos of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and a BPP rally, plus Public Enemy posters, explaining N'Jobu's sentiment.
. Full description in comments. In the Oakland scene in 1992, the TV showed the Rodney King-related L.A. riots, and there are photos of Black Panther Party founder Huey Newton and a BPP rally, plus Public Enemy posters, explaining N'Jobu's sentiment.

Klaue actually wins the shootout vs Killmonger but his bullet hit Killmonger's body armor.

1 - General Okoye warns T'Challa not to freeze when he sees Nakia. He says: "I never freeze." Later, after T'Challa barely survives the fight with Killmonger, M'Baku keeps his body on ice. T'Challa did freeze and it saved his life.
General Okoye warns T'Challa not to freeze when he sees Nakia. He says: "I never freeze." Later, after T'Challa barely survives the fight with Killmonger, M'Baku keeps his body on ice. T'Challa did freeze and it saved his life.
1 - Shuri ask which side of the road should she drive on due to her education in England as England drive left and most of the countries drive right
Shuri ask which side of the road should she drive on due to her education in England as England drive left and most of the countries drive right

When the car chase at the 49 min mark starts, T'challa says 'For Bast's sake..." a reference to the Egyptian god of cats and protection.

1 - T'Challa chooses the inconspicuous black panther suit later leaving the gold panther suit to Killmonger. The suits represent their respective attitudes and policies in leading Wakanda (hidden isolationism vs. bold colonisation of other countries).
T'Challa chooses the inconspicuous black panther suit later leaving the gold panther suit to Killmonger. The suits represent their respective attitudes and policies in leading Wakanda (hidden isolationism vs. bold colonisation of other countries).

Shuri talks about her high tech shoes "like in the old American movie". I just realized she was talking about Back To The Future.

1 - W'Kabi is removed from the council after starting a war
W'Kabi is removed from the council after starting a war
1 - Nakia's vibranium chakrams imitate the broken physics of Captain America's shield.
Nakia's vibranium chakrams imitate the broken physics of Captain America's shield.
1 - Stan Lee as the 7th american they couldn't locate.
Stan Lee as the 7th american they couldn't locate.

Everett K. Ross can be seen using the HOTAS (Hands On Throttle And Stick) for the F-16, a nod to his military pilot past

1 - Shuri is wearing a West African Adinkri symbol meaning 'purpose'. This hints at her later importance and strong role in the movies.
Shuri is wearing a West African Adinkri symbol meaning 'purpose'. This hints at her later importance and strong role in the movies.
Black Panther poster
Black Panther poster

Black Panther Plot

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Black Panther. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Ryan Coogler
Production Marvel Studios
Stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira
IMDB score 7.3