Where Was Black Panther Filmed? Wakanda In Real Life!


There is probably no bigger movie franchise than Marvel out there. Doing what they do, the movies and at such a grand scale, all Marvel movies are a global phenomenon. This is why it makes complete sense that their filming locations are also global! Today, we are here to tell you all about where was Black Panther filmed. So tighten your metaphorical seat belts!

Directed by uber-cool Ryan Coogler, Black Panther is one of the most successful and highest-grossing movies ever made. It probably sits behind other Marvel movies like Avengers and Spiderman. The brilliant cinematography is supplemented only by the brilliant acting of Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Andy Serkis, and all others.

So, where was Black Panther filmed? The movie was filmed all over the globe. Black Panther filming took place in studios in Georgia, the mountains of Uganda and Zimbabwe, the waterfalls of Argentina, and the streets of South Korea. 

With the scale of filming so big, the number of people involved behind the scenes would have been enormous! As fascinating as these filming locations are, sometimes when movies and shows are filmed in only one place, it’s easier logistically. Take for example how Heartland and Revenge of The Nerds ended up being filmed in only one location.

The Plot Of Black Panther | What Is The Movie About!

Before we move on to see exactly where was Black Panther filmed, we should stop for a brief refresher. We are ready to bet that there must be marvel fans who know the movie by heart. But for those who don’t know, here’s a little refresher.

The story starts in an unknown fictional region in Africa. The tribes living in the region are locked in a fight with each other over an otherworldy metal known as Vibranium. As one of the tribesmen eats a plant touched by the metal, he turns into the first ‘black panther.’ With superhuman abilities and strength, the black panther goes on a mission.

Uniting all the fighting tribes, and establishing what we know as the kingdom of Wakanda. The tribes acquire advanced weapons, and modern technology and develop a way to stay hidden from the world.

That is until someone from within the tribes sells them out. One of the tribesmen has been smuggling vibranium out of Wakanda into the black market. Now the newly crowned King T’chala must find out who it is and stop him immediately. Fighting battles of legacy and his family of his own, there is a lot of drama that goes down in the movie.

Where Was Black Panther Filmed? All The Locations You Need To Know About!

Black Panther has been in the works for more than a decade. Lots of writers and directors were chosen and many left. That is until in 2016 Ryan Coogler was chosen and given the reigns to make the movie as we know it today. While we still continue to mourn the loss of lead Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther franchise is set to carry on.

Now – where was Black Panther filmed? While the locations have been spread across the globe, let’s take a look a what and where they are!

EUE/Screen Gems Studios, Atlanta, Georgia

Where Was Black Panther Filmed? Wakanda In Real Life!

The primary filming of Black Panther took place in Atlanta Georgia. More specifically the EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Atlanta. Since Black Panther involved a lot of visual work to be done post-production, the studio was given a big job to handle.

The job was made even more difficult by the fact that Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War were being filmed at the same time. Since Marvel hired the studio, the two movies had to work in tandem with each to depict Wakanda right.

Further, Black Panther features some scenes in Oakland, California. When King T’Chaka goes to visit his brother, the meeting takes place in an apartment complex in Oakland. The real location is actually the Wheat Street Towers in Atlanta. 

For filming scenes that involved more supervised work and the need for a studio, things had to be expanded. As such Black Panther was also filmed in the Pinewood Atlanta Studios. Special effects and special stunts were taken care of there.

Lastly, other locations that feature in the movie are the Met Museum in New York as well as the UN HQ. To film that scene High Museum of Art was used as a stand-in for the Met and the Atlanta City Hall was used as a stand-in for the UN HQ.

All Across Africa – Uganda, South Africa, and Zimbabwe

Where Was Black Panther Filmed? Wakanda In Real Life!

Most of the opening scenes that give us the introduction to Wakanda have actually been shot in Africa. The aerial shots have been filmed in Uganda, South Africa as well as Zimbabwe. One of the more notable areas where Black Panther has been filmed in the Rwenzori Mountains and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Where Was Black Panther Filmed? Wakanda In Real Life!

One of the key scenes in Black Panther is the coronation ceremony of the new king of Wakanda. That scene takes place at a place called The Warrior Falls in Wakanda. Those scenes were filmed in the Iguazu Falls located in Argentina. With minimal CGI added, later on, Iguazu Falls are as breathtaking as it looks in the movie!

Busan, South Korea

Where Was Black Panther Filmed? Wakanda In Real Life!

Besides the region of Wakanda, Black Panther also has lots of urban shots in it. One of the most crucial scenes in the movie is when King T’Chala is engaged in a car chase with the bad guys known to be smuggling Vibranium. 

Those scenes have been entirely shot in the Busan City of South Korea. Other locations in Korea that feature in the movie include the  Jagalchi Fish Market, Gwangalli Beach as well as Marine City, and the Gwangandaegyo Bridge. 

Final Words

So there you have it, folks! We hope now you know where was Black Panther filmed! The movie ranks among the best Marvel movies out there and is a must-watch. Even if you’re not a big fan of Marvel itself, we guarantee you’re going to like the movie!

If you like knowing the filming locations of popular movies and shows, then check out where shows like Pretty Little Liars and Line of Duty have been filmed too! If you have to happen to have a favorite movie or show, then let us know that too. We will try to cover it for you!

Is Wakanda a real country?

No, Wakanda is not a real country.

Who is the villain in Black Panther?

Killmonger is the villain in Black Panther

When is Black Panther 2 coming out?

Currently, there is no official date on when Black Panther 2 is going to come out.

Where to watch Black Panther for free?

You can watch Black Panther on Apple TV for a fee. If you want to watch Black Panther for free then try using websites like divicast, 123movies, and yidio.

Abdul Mukeet
Abdul Mukeet
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