Korean netizens pointed out a scene in “Black Panther 2” that reminded them of the legendary variety show “Infinite Challenge”.
The popularity of the movie “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, which marks the end of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4, is extraordinary.
According to the Korean Film Council’s integrated network of movie theater tickets on November 14th, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, which premiered on November 9th, recorded 1,086,881 cumulative admissions in the first week of its release.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, a sequel to the 2018 film “Black Panther”, features a tribute and remembrance of actor Chadwick Boseman, who played ‘Black Panther’ T’Challa in the previous film.
Although many viewers raised concerns, wondering “Will Black Panther without Chadwick Boseman succeed?”, the movie continues to seize No.1 in the daily box office chart and dominate theaters.
In the meantime, a scene in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” that caught the attention of Korean audiences is being mentioned in various online communities.
It is the greeting of people in Talokan, an underwater kingdom ruled by villain Namor. This is also a new feature in the movie.
Just as Wakanda people greet each other by crossing their arms in front of their chests and shouting “Wakanda Forever”, Talokan people also have a special greeting method.
The Talocans greet each other politely by making a shell-shaped gesture with their left and right hands.
This Talocans’ greeting method has created a buzz among Korean viewers. This is because it is very similar to the greeting method of the variety show “Infinite Challenge”, which has been loved for 13 years.
The only difference was that when making the hand geéture, the Infinite Challenge members turned their right hand upwards, while the Talocans turned their left hand upwards.
In fact, netizens showed reactions such as “I laughed out loud when I saw the greeting”, “I couldn’t concentrate because I kept thinking about Infinite Challenge“, and “It looks like they made it after watching Infinite Challenge”.
Surprisingly, the Talocan’s greeting is actually contained in an ancient document called “Mesoamerican Codex.”
Since the ancestors of the Talocans in the movie are Mexicans, they seem to have borrowed the gesture contained in the Meso-American Codex.
Meanwhile, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” depicts the war between Wakanda, which is in crisis after the death of King T’Challa, and the war against Talocan, an underwater kingdom.