Black Panther Wakanda Forever will be the third Marvel Cinematic Universe film of the year and we’re excited about its November 11 release. Are you wondering which Marvel movies should you watch before Black Panther Wakanda Forever? Well, if you’re not quite caught up or feeling like you might need a bit more background to fully understand the movie, we’ve put together a short list of films to watch to catch you up. Here are the 6 Marvel Movies to Watch Before Black Panther Wakanda Forever.
6 Marvel Movies to Watch Before Black Panther Wakanda Forever
Captain America: Civil War
We are first introduced to the Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda in Captain America: Civil War. Prince T’Challa and his father, King T’Chaka, attend the UN to discuss the Sokovia Accords. After the meeting is attacked by the Winter Soldier, T’Challa as the Black Panther joins Tony Stark to take down the man who killed his father.
If you only have time to watch one movie before heading to the theatre to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, it should go without saying that it should be Black Panther.
We may have seen T’Challa as the Black Panther for the first time in Captain America: Civil War, but his origin story is visualized in Black Panther. We’re also introduced to the rest of the Wakandan nation and key players such as Shuri, Queen Ramonda, and the Dora Milaje.
Monumental for myriad reasons from the diverse representation of Black culture to being Marvel’s first Best Picture Oscar nominee, Black Panther is a must-watch.
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther’s story continues in the first of two Avengers’ big crossover events, Avengers: Infinity War. T’Challa welcomes the Avengers to Wakanda, where they attempt to thwart the Mind Stone from the grasp of Thanos.
As the final battle scene takes place on Wakandan soil, we see the full might of the Dora Milaje and the Wakandan army.
In this second big Avengers crossover event, we first see a world without T’Challa in Avengers: Endgame as he vanished during the 5-year Snap. In his absence, Okoye has been communicating with the Avengers, and we hear an interesting quip about underwater earthquakes that likely have some relevance to the story in the upcoming Black Panther Wakanda Forever.
Avengers: Endgame has massive ramifications for the MCU, and it’s the last live-action appearance of Chadwick Boseman in his iconic Black Panther role.
Not a movie, but this animated Disney+ series is Chadwick Boseman’s last performance as Black Panther before his untimely passing.
The series highlights potential alternate realities—in which we see T’Challa become both Star-Lord and a zombie.
While not a critical piece of storytelling to see prior to watching Black Panter Wakanda Forever, it is a short watch and the last place to hear Boseman in his iconic character.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
Again, a series on Disney+, not a movie, but offers some reference material that is beneficial.
There are some references to Black Panther that come up in “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.” Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes cross paths with the Dora Milaje as Ayo and two of her warriors hunt down the criminal, Baron Zemo. The Wakandans also contribute to the development of Sam’s new Captain America suit.
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” Episodes 3–5 are the ones to watch if you want to see all the Black Panther-related action and you don’t have time to watch the full series.
When can you watch Black Panther Wakanda Forever?
Black Panther Wakanda Forever is in theatres November 11.
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