Black Panther rocked our freakin' world for a number of reasons, so it only makes sense that we would want to learn anything and everything we can about the movie.
The amount of detail that went into putting this film together will make you say, "Wakanda Forever!"
2. Wesley Snipes was initially set to play the title role way back in 1992.
3. Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, who play Nakia and M'Baku respectively, attended the Yale School of Drama together.
4. The young King T'Chaka is played by Atandwa Kani, the son of actor John Kani, who played the present day T'Chaka in Captain America: Civil War.
5. New York resident Frederick Joseph started a GoFundMe campaign called The Black Panther Challenge to raise money for kids in Harlem to see the film in theaters.
6. Celebrities, like Serena Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Zendaya, Travis Scott, and even Chadwick Boseman stepped up to Frederick's challenge.
7. Danai Gurira was hesitant to shave her head for the role of Okoye, but she soon felt pride in her new look.
8. Since fans became obsessed with Nakia's green scarf from the film, costume designer Ruth E. Carter shared knitter Jeff Gillies' pattern so we could all replicate Nakia's look.
9. The mountain where Shuri's lab is located is named after the very first Black Panther, Bashenga.
11. Each main actor's name appears in the end credits with the color of the tribe their character is associated with.
12. The mask that Eric admires is a nod to a similar mask that the character wears in the comics.
13. It took almost three hours per day to complete Michael B. Jordan's Killmonger makeup.
14. Michael had to sit in a sauna at the end of the day to sweat the makeup off.
15. Those Princess Leia braids that Shuri rocked when we first met her was a total accident.
16. Lupita was able to force Michael B. Jordan to do push-ups on demand.
17. The Dora Milaje, the all-female team of special forces sworn to protect the Wakandan throne, were cast from a pool of actresses, Broadway dancers, and stunt women.
18. Daniel Kaluuya learned how to ride a horse in order to help prepare for simulating riding his character's armored rhino.
19. The colors that Okoye, T'Challa, and Nakia wear during the South Korean casino fight scene represent the Pan-African flag.
20. In the post-credits scene when the Wakandan children are referring to Bucky as "White Wolf," this is actually in reference to a notable character from the Black Panther comics.
21. Actress Amandla Stenberg walked away from the role of Shuri because she felt her skin was too light for the part.
22. Michael B. Jordan offered to pay for a fan's retainer after she snapped it while watching the film.
23. Michael B. Jordan kept to himself on set so that the distance felt between his character and the others would seem authentic.
24. Not only was the cast diverse, but director Ryan Coogler made sure there was inclusion behind the scenes.
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