Okay, needless to say, MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD. If you haven’t watched the movie, then please do. (Psst, here is the booking link)
Okay, so as a Marvel Geek, this movie was something I had to see! At the start of the movie, we are introduced to tribes who then formed Wakanda. They worshipped a Cat God which was symbolic to the Egyptian Cat Goddess.
According to Wakandan legend, when the five tribes fought for control of Wakanda, a warrior shaman received a vision from Bast. That led him to the Heart-Shaped Herb, which granted him the power to become king and the first Black Panther.
After watching the movie, I was amazed and had one simple question. If heart-shaped herb gave powers of Black Panther to T’Challa, then why not give the herb to everyone? Well, the answer was given in the comic book.
Apparently, the heart-shaped herb is actually a poison but the members of the royal family have grown tolerant towards it over the years. (Source)
Okay, so coming back to the main topic, Marvel is known to leave a little teaser for the fans after the movie that usually binds the next Marvel movie.
There are two post-credit scenes that connect Black Panther and its characters to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe and it connects to the next movie, Avengers: Infinity War.
In the first post credit scene, we saw King T’Challa standing before the United Nations. He promised that Wakanda, formerly an isolationist nation, will share its knowledge and resources with the rest of the world: “The wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers.”
While the speech was an indirect attack on President of United States and on his stand on immigration, it also meant that Wakanda would share its resources with those who are worthy.
In the Infinity War Trailer, we see that Captain America has a new shield that was made by the Wakandas.
Also, if you remember, Shuri, T’Challa’s sister made him a new suit in the movie? The Black Panther need not carry a suit along with him but just a necklace was more than enough.
In the extended version of the trailer (Infinity), we saw new Iron Man suit. Although it was just for few seconds, we are curious to know whether Shuri helped Stark in the costume or not.
In the end credits of Captain America: Civil War, Bucky was given sanctuary by T’Challa and placed into cryogenic sleep. He willingly went because he believed, “I can’t trust my own mind,” and so the plan was for him to be there until Wakandan scientists could purge the Hydra programming.
In the Black Panther‘s second post-credit scene, we saw Barnes wandering out of a tent in a Wakandan village and greeting Shuri.
(They did drop the hint in the movie when they bring Ross in and she’s like, ‘Oh another one.’)
Wakandan children run around Bucky and call him “White Wolf.” It is safe to assume that if Winter Soldier could be around the children then the programming that was cruelly done by HYDRA, was removed.
In the trailer of Avengers: Infinity war, we see him having a new arm and is ready to fight against Thanos. Considering the Black Panther was helping Captain American and Bucky Barnes, we are sure that Shuri helped him build a new arm! (So excited)
Check out the trailer –