One of the coolest scenes from Civil War (aside from the big airport battle and the climactic Cap/Iron Man fight) is the chase scene involving Captain America, Bucky, and Black Panther, all tearing through a crowded tunnel amid traffic.
It’s an intense scene with plenty of car-flipping action, and it gave us the perfect introduction to Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, and just how powerful the Black Panther is.
Now, it seems that we’ll be getting a similar scene in the upcoming Black Panther solo movie – except this time, it’ll be set in a far busier city in South Korea.
Various spectators have posted on social media with footage from the upcoming movie, as a YouTube video shows one of the Black Panther’s bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, getting ready for a fight in a crowded street.
Similarly, Twitter user @kor_celebrities has posted photos of the filming of a car chase scene for the movie.
— (@kor_celebrities) March 17, 2017
So what’s T’Challa doing in South Korea, when his movie was expected to primarily be set in the fictional African country of Wakanda?
While it’s simplistic to assume that all Korean characters and events in the MCU are connected, T’Challa’s trip to East Asia may have been inspired by Dr Helen Cho, who appears in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and who has experience manipulating vibranium, a powerful metal which originates in Wakanda.
It would make sense that if T’Challa were seeking to trace Ultron’s black market vibranium to the smuggler he got it from, Ulysses Klaue, the Black Panther might choose to play Dr Cho a visit.
If this is the case, it seems that the King of Wakanda’s mission to cut off illegal exports of vibranium won’t go very well, as the ensuing car chase and street fight would prove.