Ryan Coogler Breaking Down One of Black Panther’s Best Fight Scenes is a Delight

Black Panther is still kicking ass in theaters, but we already get a taste of the DVD commentary! For Vanity Fair’s wonderfully in-depth Notes on a Scene video series, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler gamely breaks down one of the film’s most memorable fight scenes, in which T’Challa, Nakia, and Okoye throw down in a South Korean casino. You know the one—it was one of the first pieces of Black Panther footage teased nearly a year before the movie’s release, with the cast looking incredible and wig-throwing in a Marvel superhero movie fight.

Even if you’ve already seen the film a half-dozen times, there’s so much to get out of this ten-minute video, because Coogler breaks it down beat by beat, word by word, Wakandan-word-as-dress-pattern by dress pattern. It’s clear how much thought went into a fast-paced sequence like this, from representing the Pan-African flag in costume design to the 3D-printed set (complete with action figures!) that Coogler kept at his desk during the shoot.

Watch for yourself:

Check out the rest of the Notes on a Scene series for Taika Waititi talking about so many wonderful moments in Thor: Ragnarok, Matt Reeves on War for the Planet of the Apes, and non-SFF insights from La La LandJohn Wick 2, and more.

via Laughing Squid


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