Where was Black Panther filmed? The Wakanda Filming Location

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It's time for Africa in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther's solo movie, 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 recorded 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's Martin Freeman.

The sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, released in November 2022, was also mostly filmed in Atlanta.

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

The Black Panther house

Black Panther house
The flashback scene in 1992, set in Oakland, California, was filmed at the Wheat Street Towers in Atlanta.

The building is located in the historic African-American Sweet Auburn neighborhood, very close to the birthplace of Martin Luther King.

The kids are playing basketball in a parking lot at Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street. The Ebenezer Baptist Church that appears in the background was slightly modified using digital effects.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
  Images courtesy of Marvel Studios and Google Maps

Museum of Great Britain
Erik "Killmonger" Stevens and Ulysses Klaue (played by Andy Serkis) steal a Wakandan artifact from the Museum of Great Britain.

Both interior and exterior were filmed at Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

This building may be familiar if you watched Fox's medical drama The Resident. Also, it was featured in the first episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and LeahAndMark and Co - Map

Welcome to Wakanda

Black Panther filming in Africa
Actually, very little of Black Panther was filmed in Africa; Marzano Films, the aerial photography and drone filming company involved in the production of the movie, revealed that they recorded takes in South Africa, Zambia, and Uganda.

Some of the African landmarks used as establishing shots include the Rwenzori Mountains (the Jabari snowed peaks), the jungles of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and Lake Bunyonyi, pictured.

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

To see the waterfalls from both sides and 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
The combat challenge sequence was filmed on a soundstage at Pinewood Studios, the blockbuster's headquarters.

Most of the scenes taking place in the cutting-edge nation of Wakanda were also filmed in the studios using a lot of green screens.

Obviously, Wakanda and its capital, Birnin Zana, were created digitally via CGI.

Korean streets around the fish market
T'Challa, Okoye, and Nakia follow the track of the artifact to an underground casino situated in the Jagalchi Market in Busan, South Korea.

A must-visit for tourists, this (real) local fish market is a famous spot to eat raw seafood.

However, the casino entrance and some sections of the Korean fish market were filmed at The Metropolitan, aka the MET Atlanta in Adair Park.
Image courtesy of Marvel - Map

Casino in Busan
The casino interior set, along with the Great Mound, the Throne Room, and the City of the Dead (inspired by the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia), were also built in the studios.

Black Panther Drehort
The car chase scene and the establishing shots of the Korean city were actually filmed in Busan, featuring the iconic Gwangan Diamond Bridge (pictured) and Gwangalli Beach.

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

Where to find Wakanda in Atlanta
The secret CIA site in South Korea was also filmed in Atlanta. The scene was shot in a building on Mitchell Street SW, near the corner where the famous mural of an alligator is located.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios - Map

Atlanta Air Salvage
The scene in the airfield scrapyard was filmed at Atlanta Air Salvage, an aircraft supply store in Griffin, GA.
Image courtesy of Marvel - Map

TChalla and NJadaka
The scene of the battle between T'Challa and N'Jadaka, with the African landscape in the background, was also filmed near Atlanta at Bouckaert Farms in Chattahoochee Hill country.

This is exactly the same location where the Avengers: Infinity War battle was filmed, as both movies were produced at the same time.
Image by Marvel Studios - Map

United Nations set
The post-credits scene set at the United Nations International Centre in Vienna was filmed in Atlanta's City Hall.

Some gorgeous rooms and halls of this Gothic-Revival style building, completed in 1930, can be rented for filming, weddings, and private events in general.
Image courtesy of Marvel Studios and Sanjay Parekh - Map

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  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.

    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. :)

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

  5. Where they flew over the horsemen, they were the Basutho horsemen of Lesotho.


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