Coming off the successful February debut of “Black Panther,” some of Marvel fan’s favorite characters from Wakanda are returning to the big screen to join a superhero team in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Since the film’s release, the phrase “Wakanda forever” from “Black Panther” has taken over social media. Star Winston Duke, who plays M’Baku, told Variety, “It’s taken on a life of its own.”
“Like I’ve always said [about] ‘Black Panther’ — there’s a movie and then there’s the event around the movie that’s something even more than we could’ve imagined,” Duke explained. He said he is “just happy that it’s reaching into a lot of different hearts and a lot of different minds.”
Anthony Mackie, who has played Falcon since 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” added that the success of “Black Panther” was predictable. “Moviegoers are not isolated, one-minded people,” Mackie said. “Moviegoers are open-minded, intelligent, fun, easily excitable people.”
He continued, “So if you give them good product, they’ll relate to that.”
Viewers of “Avengers: Infinity War” are bound to find a character they relate to, as the film brings together dozens of characters across the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is in theaters now.
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