The Dora Milaje
Led by Danai Gurira’s character, Okoye, the Dora Milaje security force were cast from a pool of actresses, stunt women and Broadway dancers so that each individual Dora could have specialized skills that they brought to the table.
The cutest pet ever
Actor Daniel Kaluuya learned how to ride a horse as practice to simulate riding W’Kabi’s armoured rhino in the film.
We're not going to add any images, videos or GIFs of the Rhino here. You're just going to have to catch him in the movie yourself.
They do their own stunts
The cast did the bulk of the fight work that will be seen on film.
Chadwick Boseman, whose skill set includes a comprehensive martial arts background, knew what he was in for when he and all the other actors had to attend a “boot camp” to prepare them for the physical aspects of their roles.
Michael B. Jordan, who plays Erik Killmonger, spent about two and a half hours in the special effects makeup chair every day, while makeup designer Joel Harlow and three other makeup artists applied close to 90 individually sculpted silicone molds to his upper body.
This “scarification” application process entails transferring each mold and then blending and painting them to match Jordan’s skin tone. Each of Killmonger’s scars represents a “notch” of his kills over the years.
The high-speed car action for the Casino sequence was filmed on location in the bustling coastal city of Busan, South Korea.
For almost two weeks, “Black Panther’s” action unit descended upon the coastal city nestled against the foothills of Geumjeong Mountain to film the thrilling, mind-blowing chase sequence through such iconic sites as Gwangalli Beach and the Haeundae District.
Director Ryan Coogler wanted the South Korea action sequence to be seamless, so he had an editor on set cutting footage in real time.
This is not often done during production, but Coogler felt it was the best way to capture all the action, stunts and special effects in frame on time.