Two international featurettes have just been released for Black Panther, and one of them confirms a huge Iron Man 2 fan theory!

The first featurette is a short piece featuring Robert Downey Jr. promoting the film alongside the Black Panther himself, Chadwick Boseman. The two actors discuss the events of Captain America:Civil War and the nation of Wakanda itself. The second clip however is a bit more interesting. Here, Chadwick Boseman explains some of the secret origins of Wakanda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He takes us on a journey through the past movies and tells us that Wakanda has always had a presence whether we knew it or not. The most interesting snippet comes from the 2010 film Iron Man 2.

Check out both videos below!

From the mouth of Chadwick Boseman himself:

“At the end of Iron Man 2, we see Nick Fury and Tony Stark talking. Now take a closer look at the map behind them. There are a few locations highlighted including Wakanda, where I’m from.”

For years fans have speculated that this background Easter Egg was a reference to Wakanda, but it is great to get a firm confirmation. Marvel has always had an incredible amount of detail to their world, and its exciting to see how the seeds of these movies were truly planted years before. We know that Howard Stark and S.H.I.E.L.D had access to Wakanda’s vibranium when they created Captain America’s shield, but it seems that the nation continued to stay on their radar. Has Fury visited the nation in the past? Interestingly enough, the Black Panther Prelude comic recently revealed that T’Challa received the mantle of the Panther around the exact same time that Tony Stark publicly came out as Iron Man (See below).

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But here’s where things get really interesting. Wakanda is not the only location of interest highlighted on Fury’s map. There are several pinpoints in the United States which we can presume relate to the locations of known subjects like the Hulk or Thor’s hammer, but there is also a highlighted spot smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Since the African marker is now confirmed to be our first introduction to the secret nation of Wakanda, could this second Easter Egg point to the hidden underwater city of Atlantis?

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Namor is a property that is ripe for production by Marvel. While the rights to the character have been notoriously confusing, this film could be an incredible inclusion into the MCU. Even if Namor isn’t introduced in his own movie, Black Panther 2 may be the perfect outlet for such a character. Many fans have discussed how incredible it would be to see the king of Wakanda take on the king of Atlantis, and its hard to argue that this spectacle wouldn’t be incredible. Two nations, two distinct cultures taking each other on in a Wakanda vs. Atlantis war film? Take my money, Marvel…take it all…

Either way, its great to speculate what the future could bring. What are your thoughts? Would you like to see Namor introduced in this way? What are your favorite past Easter Eggs, and which ones should be addressed in future films? Lets discuss in the comments below!

Source: Marvelous Realm