Which is why we're rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week. It takes something extra to stand out in a Black Panther cast filled with achingly beautiful humans. Whatever it is, Winston Duke has got it. The actor behind M'Baku, leader of the movie's Jabari Tribe, steals just about every scene he appears in. Even his first scene, when he challenges T'Challa to ritual combat for Wakanda's throne... how many of you were quietly just cheering him on?
Avengers: Infinity War is such a tightly paced movie that it's hard to think about improvisation slipping through the cracks of Marvel's master plan. But the Russo brothers's director commentary on the Blu-ray edition of Infinity War (h/t Shadow and Act) reveals that one of the movie's coolest moments came completely unexpected. SEE ALSO: 'Avengers: Infinity War' breaks $2 billion at the box office The scene occurs at the beginning of the Battle of Wakanda, where the earthbound Avengers, the Wakandan army, and the Jabari tribe join forces to fight Thanos's army of space dogs (well, that's what Rocket likes to call them). As the armies prepare to take the fight to Thanos, Winston Duke's Chief M'Baku begins a familiar war chant -- the same heard in the first challenge and later battle against Killmonger in Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman's King T'Challa follows the Jabari chant up with his own and the battle begins with the now heavily meme-ified catchphrase "Wakanda forever!"
"Avengers: Infinity War" will unite the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that includes Wakanda. The fictional African country will be well-represented in the 2018 Marvel flick. Several "Black Panther" characters are already confirmed to appear. Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) -- Well, obviously King T'Challa is going to be there. If there's a threat to the world, the newly crowned leader is going to fight back.
"Black Panther" has just tapped actor Andy Serkis to reprise his role as Ulysses Klaue in the Marvel Studios film. Serkis' Ulysses was last seen in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" when his arms got removed by the murderous robot who wants his stolen cache of vibranium. Following Serkis' casting, the studio released a loose plot description for "Black Panther," which will be directed by Ryan Cooler, according to Entertainment Weekly. "'Black Panther' follows T'Challa who, after the events of'Captain America: Civil War,' returns home to the isolate, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk," it read.