BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER is ready to emerge on home release and after reviewing the Blu-ray version provided to us by Disney, we were left happy but wanting way more. Here’s a look at everything you’ll find for this home release…
While the bonus features for this release left us wanting more, the small amount we DID get were great including the behind-the-scenes looks into the creation of the two mythical worlds at center of the story.
Getting to the core of the extras are two Featurettes plus an additional digital-exclusive that we unlocked on Movies Anywhere with the digital code.
- Envisioning Two Worlds takes a look at the gorgeous production design for the film which required creating two worlds that have no real-world counterparts. Production designer Hannah Beachler and costume designer Ruth Carter feature heavily to talk about the challenges of visualizing the cultures and landscapes of both Wakanda and the underwater Talocan. This is 12 great minutes of behind the scenes candy for aspiring creatives with great looks at the production and also seeing Letitia learning how to swim for the underwater scenes.
- Passing the Mantle suitably focuses on Shuri as the Black Panther and that includes interviews with Letitia Wright, her costars, and director Ryan Coogler. We were hoping for a bit of a tribute to Chadwick but no such luck in this 5-minute piece.
- Coming of Age was a digital-exclusive feature on Movies Anywhere which takes a look at Shuri’s journey and the arc setup for her by both real-life and in-movie events. Nothing too hard-hitting here.
Audio Commentary is another standard classic and this one features input by director Ryan Coogler plus Joe Robert Cole, and Autumn Durald Arkapaw providing insights in live-time with the film. Nothing hits quite as good as a Marvel Cinematic Universe Gag Reel an this one doesn’t disappoint with production gaffes, line flubs, and other fun breaks in the flow from the serious tone of the film.
Deleted Scenes are always nice, better when they’re presented with filmmaker context or intros which we did not get here. Below are four selections chosen for this release with official synopses courtesy of Disney.
- Outside The Scope – Okoye has a shocking standoff with Ayo and the Dora Milaje. Aneka makes a challenging decision.
- The Upstairs Toilet – Ross infiltrates the NSA in disguise in an attempt to uncover information.
- Daughter of the Border – After a conversation with her Uncle, Okoye is faced with a daunting choice.
- Anytime, Anywhere – In Haiti, Shuri and Okoye share a bittersweet moment.
See it for Yourself
BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER is now available on Digital (and Disney+) and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Collectors can find two limited-edition SteelBook designs only at Best Buy. Artist Dorothea Taylor designed one SteelBook that highlights the Wakanda warriors and Orlando Arocena recreated the vibrant world of Talokan for the other. Walmart will also offer an exclusive 4K Ultra HD edition with custom artwork and a limited-edition Black Panther enamel pin.