Marvel’s Black Panther was an innovative superhero movie that set new standards of representation. While not set entirely within Africa, some African cultures can be found within it.
Filming took place at various locations across the globe. Here are some key shooting locations:
Black Panther was released as the world’s first Marvel movie to feature an all-black cast, and has quickly become an international blockbuster hit. Breaking box office records in both America and South Korea, it remains one of the highest grossing movies today.
Busan was one of the most notable filming locations in South Korea, most famous for the epic car chase scene between King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira). Perhaps most iconic of all was Klaue being pursued through Busan streets by Wakandans; perhaps that scene will become immortalised forever as iconic imagery in Black Panther.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the car chase scene required 150 vehicles and over 700 extras, as well as employing hundreds of current and former film students from local universities.
Lee believes the filming was a significant boost to Busan’s local economy. According to him, other American blockbusters like “Pacific Rim: Uprising” may come shoot here for future shoots as well, which will bring more tourists and further raise its profile as a film location.
Other locations used in the film include Yeongdo Island, an uninhabited islet off of Busan that’s famous for its mythical horses. If you’re searching for beautiful beaches, bustling port industries, and exciting hiking trails this place has it all.
MET Atlanta complex was another notable location from the film; this area in downtown Atlanta has been transformed into an arts and culture district since previously being an abandoned warehouse. Now redeveloped as an attractive tourist spot.
Thus, finding an intimate cafe or coffee shop where you can unwind with a cup of piping hot Korean coffee should not be difficult. Furthermore, Seoul provides ample parks and historical monuments to discover during a stroll.
Black Panther was also shot in Argentina, Georgia, and Massachusetts which all offer beautiful landscapes perfect for filming scenes.
Black Panther has become an international cultural phenomenon and marks an important step by Marvel Studios to address diversity on screen. The movie depicts African culture without apology, breaking down barriers globally – particularly within America where there still remain tensions of race relations.
Filming of Black Panther took place across many locations worldwide, yet some viewers may be shocked to learn that most of it took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA – not only acting as the eponymous home for Wakanda but also providing major scenes.
Michael B. Jordan portrayed Killmonger, and one of his climactic battle scenes was shot at an urban farm located in Atlanta’s Chattahoochee Hills region – specifically an 8,000-acre equestrian park providing ample rolling pastures and woodlands.
Vulcan Materials quarry in Stockbridge was an essential backdrop for some of Wakanda’s snowy mountain scenes, producing construction aggregates like asphalt and ready mix concrete at this major industrial site in Stockbridge.
Ulysses Klaue (Stachel Green)’s (and T’Challa’s) holding location at the CIA was actually an actual shoe store founded by his family back in 1929 that has long been part of downtown Philadelphia. They specialize in large size shoes.
As well as featuring Atlanta’s CIA site, the film also showcased other iconic locations around town. City Hall served as a stand-in for the United Nations during the post-credit sequence; T’Challa also addressed world leaders there about his nation’s participation in global affairs.
Atlanta served as the setting for filming of Vibranium’s Throne Room and Great Mound, where Killmonger and Klaue executed their daring theft of its precious metal.
In this film, viewers witnessed an epic car chase starring Okoye (Danai Gurira) and T’Challa as they pursue an arms dealer – an event many consider one of the best car chase scenes ever in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Black Panther was released by Marvel Studios in 2018 and became an instant success, breaking new ground by featuring both an African American director and cast in one of their movies for the first time ever. Black Panther went on to be one of the year’s most financially successful movies.
Black Panther was shot at various locations worldwide. Iguazu Falls in Argentina served as one of the main shooting locations, renowned for its impressive waterfalls and tropical rainforest designated as a national park by UNESCO World Heritage. Home to over 2,000 species of Latin American plants and animals such as tapirs, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and crocodile caymans; Iguazu is also designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Annually, thousands of people visit Iguazu Falls to admire its majesty and splendor. The national park provides many activities – such as helicopter flights over the falls for an unparalleled birds eye view – or closer encounters through jet boat tours and sightseeing cruises.
There are also night tours that take visitors to the falls under the moonlight; this offers visitors a more intimate viewing of these natural wonders while enjoying the sounds of jungle life around you.
Iguazu Falls are one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders, located at the border between Argentina and Brazil on an area rich in biodiverse rainforests which support numerous interesting plants and animals.
Iguazu Falls on Argentina’s side are open for tourists five nights every month and allow visitors to tour by moonlight – an incredible way to witness Iguazu’s immense power and beauty! On these nights you may even catch sight of a magical “midnight rainbow,” created by how moonlight illuminates each waterfall in turn.
Iguazu Falls provides thrill-seekers with numerous rope climbing and rappelling courses that allow visitors to scale its vertical cliffs for added adventure, providing adrenaline junkies an exciting way to test their strength and stamina in a fun and thrilling setting.
Though most Marvel films tend to take place in major cities like Los Angeles, New York City and Atlanta, Black Panther was shot across several locations worldwide – such as Atlanta Georgia as well as major US cities like Boston and Cambridge Massachusetts.
As expected, most of Black Panther is set in Wakanda – a fictional African nation created using cutting-edge CGI technology. However, some stunning aerial shots were actually shot over South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.
One scene shows Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) and Erik Stevens aka Killmonger (Michael B Jordan) stealing a Wakandian axe made of pure vibranium from London’s Museum of Great Britain – which doesn’t actually exist!
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art served as an ideal setting for filming this movie, providing many key scenes with its beautiful architecture as the ideal background. The building was also used to recreate United Nations Headquarters as well as create an expansive market that created an immersive’real-world’ experience that added atmosphere.
Production for the film took place primarily in and around Boston and Massachusetts – with specific attention paid to Cambridge University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology as prime locations, since Shuri will attend these institutions later on in her education journey.
T’Challa (Lupita Nyong’o) must protect his kingdom from external forces and seeks help from Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o). Together they travel to Wakanda in order to seize control over it from M’Baku (Frank Grillo). After facing off against M’Baku and defeating him successfully, T’Challa ultimately becomes ruler and becomes revered across Wakanda – becoming a legendary film in Marvel Cinematic Universe that remains popular today among fans today!