Black Panther Was Referenced (By Name) in Age of Ultron


black-panther-age-of-ultron[easyazon_link identifier=”B00WAJ8QXC” locale=”US” nf=”y” tag=”furiofanbo-20″]Age of Ultron[/easyazon_link] hit Blu-Ray today and with it comes the chance to go through the movie digging up all sorts of Easter Eggs. Everyone knows how Wakanda was mentioned by name in the movie, but Black Panther himself is referenced if you look closely enough at the screen Banner is reading in the movie.

The screen does name Black Panther, T’Chaka, and T’Challa because the text he’s looking at was taken from the Wikipedia entry on Wakanda:

“The Wakandan royal line began with Bashenga, an ancient Wakandan whose first and only appearance was in Black Panther vol. 1 #7 (Jan 1978). Bashenga was supposedly the first king of unified Wakanda, and the first Black Panther some 10,000 years ago.

In the distant past, a massive meteorite made up of the sound-absorbing mineral vibranium crashed in Wakanda, and is unearthed a generation before the events of the present-day. T’Challa, the current Black Panther, is the son of T’Chaka, the Black Panther before him and a descendant of Bashenga. Knowing that others would attempt to manipulate and dominate Wakanda for this rare and valuable resource, T’Chaka conceals his country from the outside world.”

That’s the exact text that Banner is reading when he finds out the brand is from Wakanda. It may be from Wikipedia, but it’s the first official naming of Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.