Black Panther

Black Panther is a 2018 African/American superhero film about T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, who rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider and paternal cousin, Erik / N'Jadaka who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. It features the Marvel Comics character comic book character of the same name. It is the eighteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Genre: Adventure
Year:
2018
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Zuri:
So, your mission did not go as planned.

T'Challa:
What happened to my uncle, N'Jobu? My father told me he disappeared. There was a man today wearing a ring identical to this one.

Zuri:
It is not possible.

T'Challa:
He helped Klaue escaped from us and he was wearing this ring. My grandfather's ring! Do not tell me what is impossible, Tell me the truth!

Zuri:
Some truths... [exhales deeply] are too much to bear, T'Challa.

T'Challa:
That is not your choice to make. What happened to him?

Zuri:
I promised the king to say nothing.

T'Challa:
[irritated]I AM YOUR KING NOW!!

Zuri:
Your uncle took a War dog assignment in America. Your father placed me there to observe. Unbeknownst to him, your uncle fell in love with an American woman, they had a child. The hardship he saw there radicalized your uncle.

[Flashback with T'Chaka confronting his brother, N'Jobu.]

N'Jobu:
I observed for as long as I could. Their leaders have been assassinated. Communities flooded with drugs and weapons. They are overly policed and incarcerated. All over the planet, our people suffer because they don't have the tools to fight back. With vibranium weapons, they can overthrow all countries, and Wakanda can rule them all, the right way.

Zuri:
He knew your father would not support this, so your uncle betrayed us.

T'Challa:
[shocked] No!

Zuri:
He helped Klaue steal Vibranium.

T'Challa:
No.

T'Chaka:
You will return home at once where you will face the council and inform them of your crimes.

Zuri:
He drew his weapon on me.

[N'Jobu pulls a loaded handgun from the back pocket of his pants planning to kill Zuri, but T'Chaka kills him by impaling him with panther claws on his suit.]

Zuri:
Your father killed his own brother to save my life.

T'Chaka:
Speak nothing of this.

T'Challa:
And the child?

Zuri:
We left him. We had to maintain the lie.

[Everett Ross interrogates Ulysses Klaue, as T'Challa and Okoye listen in]

Ulysses Klaue:
[cuffed to a chair, singing] "Don't hurt me, no more! What is love? Baby, don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more..." [casually] You know, you really shouldn't trust the Wakandans. I'm much more your speed.

Everett Ross:
I don't trust anybody, not in this job. But what I AM interested in is that arm cannon out there. Where'd you get that?

Ulysses Klaue:
It's an old mining tool that I made some adjustments to. But I can get, uh, you one if you like.

Everett Ross:
Why don't you give me the name of your supplier, and I'll ask them?

Ulysses Klaue:
He's right outside. Why don't you ask him yourself?

Everett Ross:
What, T'Challa? You're telling me that weapon on your arm is from Wakanda?

Ulysses Klaue:
[winks and clicks] Bingo. What do you actually know about Wakanda?

Everett Ross:
Um... Shepherds, textiles, cool outfits...

Ulysses Klaue:
It's all a front. Explorers searched for it for centuries. "El Dorado, the Golden City" - they thought they could find it in South America, but it was in Africa the whole time. A technological marvel. All because it was built on a mound of the most valuable metal known to man. Isipho, they call it, "the gift". Vibranium.

Everett Ross:
Vibranium, yeah. Strongest metal on earth.

Ulysses Klaue:
It's not just a metal. They sew it into their clothes. It powers their city, their tech, their weapons.

Everett Ross:
Weapons?

Ulysses Klaue:
[chuckles] Yeah. Makes my arm cannon look like a leaf blower.

Everett Ross:
That's a nice fairy tale, but Wakanda is a Third-World Country, and you stole all their Vibranium.

Ulysses Klaue:
"I stole..."?! [laughs hysterically, then snaps and jolts the chair angrily] "ALL OF IT"?! I took a tiny piece of it. They have a mountain full of it. They've been mining it for thousands of years, and they still haven't scratched the surface. I'm the only outsider who's seen it and got out of there alive. If you don't believe me, you ask your friend what his suit is made of. What his claws are made of.

T'Challa:
[in Xhosa] Kuthetha. (translation: "Speak.")

W'Kabi:
Speak.

Killmonger:
I'm standing in your house. Serving justice to a man who stole your vibranium and murdered your people. Justice your king couldn't deliver.

T'Challa:
I don't care that you brought Klaue. The only reason I don't kill you where you stand is because I know who you are. Now what do you want?

Killmonger:
I want the throne. [the tribal elders scoff and roll their eyes] Y'all sittin' up here comfortable. Must feel good. There's about two billion people all over the world that looks like us, but their lives are a lot harder. Wakanda has the tools to liberate them all.

T'Challa:
And what tools are those?

Killmonger:
Vibranium. Your weapons.

T'Challa:
Our weapons will not be used to wage war on the world. It is not our way to be judge, jury and executioner for people who are not our own.

Killmonger:
Not your own? But didn't life start right here on this continent? So ain't all people your people?

T'Challa:
I am not king of all people. I am king of Wakanda. And it is my responsibility to make sure our people are safe and that vibranium does not fall into the hands of a person like you.

Ramonda:
Son, we have entertained this charlatan for too long. Reject his request.

Killmonger:
Oho, I ain't requestin' nothin'. Ask who I am.

Shuri:
You are Erik Stevens. An American Black Operative. A mercenary nicknamed Killmonger. That's who you are.

Killmonger:
That's not my name, Princess. Ask me, king.

T'Challa:
No.

Killmonger:
Ask me.

T'Challa:
Take him away.

River Tribe Elder:
[in Xhosa] Ungubani? (translation: "Who are you?")

Killmonger:
[in Xhosa] Ndingumtsha! Unyana wePrince NiJobu! (translation: "I am N'Jadaka! Son of Prince N'Jobu!") [the tribal elders are stunned]

Mining Tribe Elder:
[in Xhosa] Unyana wePrince NiJobu? (translation: "Son of Prince N'Jobu?")

Killmonger:
[in English] I found my daddy with panther claws in his chest! You ain't the son of a king! You're the son of a murderer!

Ramonda:
[in Xhosa] Uxoki! (translation: "You're lying!") [in English] Lies!

W'Kabi:
I'm afraid not, Queen Mother. [presents N'Jobu's royal ring]

Killmonger:
Hey, Auntie. I'm exercising my blood right. The challenge for the mantles of king and Black Panther.

Ramonda:
Do not do this, T'Challa.

M'Kathu:
As the son of Prince N'Jobu, he is within his rights.

Ramonda:
He has no rights here!

River Tribe Elder:
The challenge will take weeks to prepare!

Killmonger:
Weeks? I don't need weeks. The whole country ain't gotta be there. I just need him and somebody to get me outta these chains.

Ramonda:
T'Challa, what do you know of this?

T'Challa:
I accept your challenge.

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