Where was Black Panther filmed? The real location of Wakanda

Black Panther Where Filmed

Posted by Ra Moon
It's time for Africa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The solo movie of Black Panther, after his debut in Captain America: Civil War, follows T’Challa coming back home to claim the throne of the high-tech kingdom of Wakanda. However, an old adversary will challenge his reign.

The cast stars Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Michael B. Jordan (The Wire, Creed), Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave, The last Jedi), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead's Michonne) and The Hobbit Martin Freeman.

The film is set in Africa, although basically only establishing shots were filmed there; Much of the principal photography of Black Panther was shot in Atlanta and South Korea. Pinewood Atlanta Studios was the blockbuster's home base. These are the spoiler-free filming locations for the new Marvel installment:

Where is Wakanda
The United Nations scene at Vienna International Centre was shot in Atlanta's City Hall.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Sanjay Parekh

Where did they filmed Black Panther
Atlanta's High Museum of Art doubled as the Museum of Great Britain. Also the entrance of the casino and some areas of the Korean fish market were shot at the Metropolitan Art and Business District.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and LeahAndMark & Co - Map

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The Wheat Street Towers, located in the historic African-American neighborhood of Sweet Auburn, double as a building in California. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Google Maps

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The Secret CIA site in South Korea is Friedman’s Shoes in Downtown Atlanta.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Google Maps

Was Black Panther filmed in Africa
The scene of the battle between T'Challa and Erik Killmonger, with an African landscape in the background, was filmed not far from Atlanta: at Bouckaert Farms in Chattahoochee Hill country. Also The Vulcan Materials Quarry in Stockbridge was used for some scenes in the snowy mountains of Wakanda. Image by Marvel Studios - Map

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Footage for the Warrior Falls was filmed in Iguazu. This is the most spectacular waterfall system in the world, placed in the border of Argentina and Brazil. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Atlas of Wonders

Black Panther shooting locations
Close-ups and medium shots were filmed in a soundstage at Pinewood Studios.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Black Panther film location
Also sets for the casino, the Great Mound, the Throne Room or the City of the Dead (inspired by the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia), were built in the studios. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Wakanda Location
Some other scenes from the fictional land of Wakanda and its capital, Birnin Zana, were completed using images created digitally. Images courtesy of Marvel Studios

Where is Wakanda in Africa
Marzano Films revealed that aerial shots took place in South Africa, Zambia and Uganda (Rwenzori Mountains, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the Lake Bunyonyi, pictured).
Images courtesy of Marvel Studios and Edirisa

Black Panther Locations
The city of Busan in South Korea served as the location for many of Black Panther’s scenes. Pictured, the streets around Jagalchi Market. Image by Doo Ho Kim

Black Panther where filmed
The car chase scene was filmed at several locations, from Gwangan Diamond Bridge (pictured), to the shores of Gwangalli Beach. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Laurie Nevay - Map

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Some more parts of the movie were filmed in the dock areas of Yeongdo Island, near the Namhang Bridge.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios

Where is Black Panther filmed
Black Panther was also filming on location near Dongseo University and the north area around Sajik Baseball Stadium. Image by RaĆ­ssa Ruschel and WJ Lee

Black Panther movie locations
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For further information, have a look to the complete new volume Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie. Also to go behind the scenes, the Official Movie Special book is a beautifully illustrated complete guide to the secret nation of Wakanda, including movie sets, concept art, etc:



  1. They also used the Atlanta High Museum of art, in the scene were they were looking at the african mask.

  2. They also used lake bunyonyi in uganda as the base for the wakanda kingdom.

  3. Please mension the places in South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.
    Don't just lump it together.
    And remove the Phrase "Sorry Victoria falls"
    And please acknowledge and update the information that was given in a the previous comment that "they also used lake Bunyonyi in Uganda as the base for Wakanda kingdom
    The Aticle sounds more like it's a effort to Prove that it is not Africa than information record.

    1. It’s a movie calm down

    2. I agree. It is just a movie. I think that person is probably from Africa and does not feel fully represented.

  4. Thanks to you all, we updated the post with new images and some more info.