Black Panther is one of the most successful movies that Marvel Studios has ever produced. As the 18th entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the film went on to make over $1.3 billion dollars at the box office. An impressive statistic that not many movies have achieved.
The story of the rivalry between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in Wakanda is clearly one that resonated with fans across the globe. While many fans have applauded the beauty of Wakanda in the movie, the fictional country is actually made up of multiple real-life locations.
Black Panther Filming Locations
It may be surprising but the majority of Black Panther was actually filmed in Atlanta, Georgia in the USA. Other filming locations include Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil as well as South Africa, Zambia, Uganda and South Korea.
Amongst the scenes that were filmed in Atlanta include the flashback scene in the beginning of Black Panther which in the movie is supposed to be Oakland, California. In reality this is the Wheat Street Towers in the Sweet Auburn Historic District just east of downtown Atlanta.
The scene where Killmonger and Klaue steal Vibranium from a British museum was actually filmed in Atlanta’s High Museum of Art.
The scene where Killmonger shoots and kills Ulysses Klaue in the abandoned airfield actually takes place in Atlanta Air Recovery and Storage in Griffin, Atlanta.
The final battle on the plains of Wakanda was actually filmed in Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills. The same filming location was also used for Avengers: Infinity War for the heroes final standoff against Thanos’ army.
Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil
The incredible Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil was the filming location for Warrior Falls in Wakanda. The waterfall location in which T’Challa and M’Baku battle it out for the right to be King of Wakanda. However, the location was only used for aerial shots. The actors never stepped foot in Iguazu Falls for filming. The actual close-up scene with the actors was filmed at a sound stage in Pinewood Studios.
South Africa, Zambia and Uganda
Even though Wakanda in Black Panther is located in Africa, no close-up scenes were ever filmed on the continent. Instead, the film uses aerial drone shots of South Africa, Zambia and Uganda to create the picturesque country of Wakanda.
In Black Panther, T’Challa travels to South Korea with Okoye and Nakia to track down Klaue. When the mission doesn’t go to plan the action takes to the streets of South Korea in an epic car chase scene. This scene takes place in Busan, South Korea and features the amazing Gwangan Diamond Bridge.
So there it is. All the Black Panther filming locations. Did any surprise you? Let us know over on social media @GeeksGonnaGeek. As always, thanks for reading.