Black Panther is a movie about the past just as much as it is about the present. The film touches on multiple generations of Wakandan royalty, so it should come as no surprise that its deleted scenes are similarly rife with recollection and flashbacks.
Yahoo! today released one of those deleted scenes, revealing a conversation between a young T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and his father, T’Chaka (Atandwa Kani), regarding the hard decisions a king must make if he is to rule justly. For context, the conversation takes place not long after T’Chaka is forced to slay his own brother for treason.
Another deleted scene surfaced today, also focused on the relationship between T’Challa and T’Chaka. That scene saw T’Challa reminiscing about his father with Zuri (Forest Whitaker), who was present when T’Chaka slew his brother. The two scenes together help to flesh out who T’Challa is as a person, as well as the long history of palace intrigue that has plagued the Wakandan royal halls.
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.