When you’re hearing Wakandans speak in Black Panther, you’re actually hearing the Xhosa accent, which originates from South Africa.
But things could’ve been different if it went Marvel’s way, with the studio apparently wanting a British accent, according to the film’s star Chadwick Boseman.
The film’s dialect coach Beth McGuire told Slate that Xhosa was picked due to the ancestry of South African actor John Kani, who played T’Chaka in the precursor to Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War.
“They felt like it was maybe too much for an audience to take,” Boseman told The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast. Read more…
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“Wakanda forever” is right.
Marvel smash Black Panther took home $1.3 billion at the global box office, and the top prize at the Golden Trailer Awards.
The trailer titled “Crown,” won Best of Show on Thursday night at the 19th Annual Golden Trailer Awards at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Since 1999, the GTAs have honored the top of the film trailer crop, from blockbusters to independent films, documentaries and everything in between.
“Crown,” created by Walt Disney Studios’ Create Advertising Group, gave us one of our most detailed looks into Wakanda and the Golden City, and offered up plenty of glimpses of T’Challa’s tech-fuelled Black Panther transformation. Read more…
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The best freestyle rapper in Wakanda is clearly Letitia Wright.
Celebrating the release of the already-smash-hit Marvel superhero movie Black Panther, co-stars Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright decided to share a few impromptu bars.
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