The memory of T'Chaka looms large as T'Challa takes the throne of Wakanda in a deleted scene from Marvel's Black Panther.
Ahead of the digital debut next week of director Ryan Coogler's blockbuster, Marvel Studios has begun releasing deleted scenes included as special feature. The latest clip features the newly crowned T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) sharing an emotional moment with his adviser and friend Zuri, played by Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker.
The scene takes place immediately after T'Challa ingests the Heart-Shaped Herb that grants him the power of the Black Panther and receives a vision of his recently departed father T'Chaka, who imparts some words of wisdom. T'Challa tells to Zuri what he saw during his glimpse into the Wakandan afterlife and his brief reunion with T'Chaka.
During their conversation, T'Challa also reveals he assumed the mantle of Black Panther before T'Chaka's death, as the former king felt he was growing too old to remain Wakanda's protector. As the new king reflects on memories of his father, Zuri notes that T'Chaka felt his friend was "too fat to fit the suit."
Arriving May 8 on digital and 4K UHD and May 15 on Blu-ray and DVD, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N’Jadaka/Erik “Killmonger” Stevens, Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.
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