At the end of ‘Black Panther’, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) opened up his secretive technologically advanced kingdom of Wakanda to the world. Considering the mind-blowing tech on display in ‘Black Panther’, this is sure to send a ripple across the Marvel Cinematic Universe… once everyone is done crawling out from under the rubble left after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’.
Danai Guirira, who played Okoye in ‘Black Panther’ and returns in ‘Infinity War’ says:
“The preservation of Wakanda has been at their core, and something their forefathers and foremothers put in place for a long time — and it’s worked! They’re a deeply prosperous people for a reason, and now it’s about opening up the borders, and being generous to others beyond Wakanda.”
Obviously, the main character who would most be impacted by the revelation of all of these scientific marvels (no pun intended) is Tony Stark. How does the man who plays him, Robert Downey Jr. think Iron Man will react?
“Well, a technologically advanced country is probably something that he wishes would benefit humanity without creating more infighting. I think that’s what he would hope for America. That’s what he would hope for the world. I think to him, he would view it as a potentially utopian model.”
Tom Holland has a different motivation for wanting his character, Peter Parker/Spider-Man to visit Wakanda– Letitia Wright who plays T’Challa’s sister Shuri.
“I think Peter would love it. There’s some great moments in the comics where Peter ends up there. And Letitia and I have become really good friends over the last year and a bit. It would be brilliant to have our characters meet up, it would be so funny. She’s brilliant in the movie, she’s actually my favorite part of Black Panther.”
It’s pretty safe to assume that the Marvel heroes will have their hands full trying to save half the population of the universe, so any visit to Wakanda will be in order to stock up on advanced weaponry. But afterward, who knows? Maybe a pleasure trip could be in order.
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, starring Angela Bassett, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benicio del Toro, Robert Downey Jr., Winston Duke, Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel opens on April 27, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly