Filming Locations Guide: Where was Black Panther filmed? The location of Wakanda

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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 film is set in Africa, although primarily only aerial footage was filmed there; Much of the principal photography of Black Panther was filmed in Atlanta and South Korea.

Black Panther cast

The main cast is led by Chadwick Boseman (who passed away in 2020), 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.

Welcome to the internet’s ultimate guide to Black Panther’s filming locations. We have everything right here:

United Nations set
We start at the end (ok, we said no spoilers!): The United Nations post-credits scene at Vienna International Centre was filmed in Atlanta's City Hall. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Sanjay Parekh


Museum robbery scene
Atlanta's High Museum of Art doubled as the Museum of Great Britain.

This building may be familiar if you watched Fox's medical drama The resident.

The entrance of the casino and some areas of the Korean fish market were filmed at the Metropolitan Art and Business District.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and LeahAndMark and Co - Map


Building and stores
The Wheat Street Towers, situated in the historic African-American Sweet Auburn neighborhood, doubled as a building in Oakland, California (upper picture).

Here takes place the flashback scene set in 1992 and also a short one at the end of the movie.

The secret CIA site in South Korea is located in a shop specialized in large sizes called Friedman’s Shoes in Downtown Atlanta (209 Mitchell St SW, image below).
Images courtesy of Google Maps - Shop


Fighting sequence
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.

This is exactly the same location where Avengers: Infinity War battle was filmed, as both movies were filmed at the same time.

The Vulcan Materials Quarry in Stockbridge was also used for some scenes to depict the snowy mountains of Wakanda.
Image by Marvel Studios - Map


Waterfalls in the movie inspired by Iguazu
Footage for the Warrior Falls was recorded in Iguazu. This is the most spectacular waterfall system in the world, placed on the border of Argentina and Brazil in South America.

To see the waterfalls from both sides and to walk the most beautiful trails, it is recommended to visit Iguazu for at least three days.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Atlas of Wonders


Panthers fight set in the studio
Close-ups and medium shots of the combat challenge were filmed on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios, the blockbuster's home base.


Exotic casino scene
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 also built in the studios.

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


Black Panther film in Africa
Actually very little of Black Panther was filmed in Africa; Marzano Films revealed that aerial shots took place in South Africa, Zambia, and Uganda (the Rwenzori Mountains, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and the Lake Bunyonyi, pictured).
Images courtesy of Marvel Studios and Edirisa


Korean streets featured in the movie
The city of Busan in South Korea served as the location for all the Black Panther’s scenes in the country.

Pictured, the streets around Jagalchi Market, where the car chase sequence begins. But don't look for the underground casino (or any vibranium) here!

This local fish market is a famous spot to eat raw seafood. Definitely, a must-visit for tourists.
Image by Doo Ho Kim


Black Panther Drehort
The car chase scene was filmed at several spots, including Gwangan Diamond Bridge (pictured) and the shores of Gwangalli Beach.

Some more sections of the sequence were filmed on location in the dock areas of Yeongdo Island, near the Namhang Bridge, in Dongseo University, and the north area around Sajik Baseball Stadium.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Laurie Nevay - Map

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

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

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  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.

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    1. It’s a movie calm down

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

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    3. They don't have to calm down when the article asks for improvements. They were polite, and if you're going to put out an informative article for reading, it's okay for folks to suggest accuracies. And it's a fandom and a beautifully shot film, so it makes people feel good to know places and details. Many people can't visit these places, but maybe one day, after seeing how beautiful they are in art, they'd be inclined to. Movie or not. :)

      Also, I came to this article looking for one of the locations in the scene. I have yet to find it here, so I agree with the person that a few tweaks are needed. :)

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

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