The fictional technologically advanced city of Wakanda in the box office smash hit Black Panther has made Ugandans go into a frenzy.
From claiming the Nationality of English actor Daniel Kaluuya one of the actors in the block buster movie and now the City of Wakanda, Ugandans have not been left out on the worldwide excitement that the Black Panther has garnered.
Daniel Kaluuya has achieved international recognition for his performance in the critically acclaimed horror film Get Out. He also featured in one of the episodes of Black Mirror.
Ugandan born German actress Florence Kasumba also stars in the Block buster movie. She plays a member of the Dora Milaje, the Black Panthers elite troop of personal bodyguards.
Many are claiming one of the scenes in the fictional movie is the breathtaking Lake Bunyonyi.
Lake Bunyonyi (“Place of many little birds”) lies in South Western Uganda between Kisoro district and Kabale District close to the border with Rwanda.
Lake Bunyonyi is a popular location for water sports in Uganda and is also known for the surrounding terraced hillsides.
It is popular with both foreign and domestic tourists and there is a wide variety of tourist accommodation.
However, during our research, it was clear that Marvel has been changing the location of the city over time in its original comic books. (newsarama.com)
This websites further states that;
“The first map of Wakanda back in 1973’s Jungle Action #6 showed the Atlantic coastline to the west of it, inferring it was roughly where the Republic of Cameroon is now.”
This should further confirm the fictional African City setting of Wakanda.
Wakanda City is along the coast of East Africa
Revised issues of the Marvel Atlas later places Wakanda somewhere off the eastern coast of Africa facing the Indian Ocean.
This website further places the location of Wakanda on the western shores of Africa’s Lake Victoria – having it overlap with the real-life borders of Uganda and Tanzania.
This website (https://www.popsugar.com) writes Black Panther was filmed in three locations:
- Atlanta Georgia – The filming of Black Panther contributed millions of dollars to the local economy through by creating thousands of jobs.
- Busan, South Korea – The spectacular car chase scenes in the movie were filmed in South Korea.
- Finally, some of the breathtaking aerial scenes were filmed in South Africa, Zambia and Uganda.
Ugandans could be validated by Talking Film Production who posted on their Facebook page about their involvement in filming scenes of the movie.
They however did not confirm that the scene that Ugandans are claiming to be Wakanda is actually the Lake Bunyonyi.
Therefore, your guess is as good as mine. Until the Movie producers come out to say that the scene was actually inspired by Lake Bunyonyi, lets get out there and enjoy the movie.