The director of 'Black Panther' explained where the popular Wakanda salute actually comes from

Business Insider | 5/16/2018 | Screen Rant
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The "Black Panther" audio commentary revealed where the popular Wakanda salute actually comes from.

Chadwick Boseman can be seen doing the Wakanda salute everywhere he goes.

Director - Ryan - Coogler - Inspiration - Salute

According to director Ryan Coogler, the inspiration behind the salute comes from the way Pharaohs are laid to rest, as well as West African sculptures.

The salute also means "hug" in American Sign Language.

Black - Panther - Audio - Commentary - Inspiration

The "Black Panther" audio commentary has finally revealed the inspiration behind the famous Wakanda Forever salute. For a long time, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans would whisper "Hail, Hydra" into each other's ears following the release of Anthony and Joe Russo's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but that trend tapered off as time went on. Now, it seems the next trend might just be the Wakanda Forever salute, something that even got lots of cheers during the final battle in the Russos' "Avengers: Infinity War."

Although Chadwick Boseman made his debut appearance as T'Challa, aka the Black Panther, in the Russos' "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016, it wasn't until earlier this year that the character and his home, Wakanda, were fully introduced on the big screen in Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," which was co-written by Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole. In that film, one of the things that stood out and was truly accepted amongst the fans was the Wakanda Forever salute, which Wakandans appear to use quite often.

Scene - T'Challa - Travels - Ancestral - Plane

In the scene when T'Challa is buried and travels to the Ancestral Plane to speak to his father, T'Chaka, he awakens in the...
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