Craggus’ Countdown To Infinity: Black Panther (2018)

As he prepares to ascend to the throne of Wakanda, T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) wrestles with his nation’s history of isolation and what that means in the modern world. But T’Challa’s troubles are compounded by the sins of his father whose actions decades previously have set in motion events which will culminate in a battle for Wakanda’s very soul.

Marvel’s freshest and most confident release, it blew away the box office and ended any credible discussions of ‘super hero fatigue’. Almost at times feeling like a soft reboot and recalibration of the MCU, the decision to have an almost completely independent story on the very eve of the biggest movie crossover event ever was richly rewarding and rewarded. It’s likely to become the first Marvel movie to still be playing in cinemas when the next one is released.

My original review: Black Panther (2018) Review

No infinity stones, just a giant space rock containing all the vibranium in the world (except for a shield-sized amount and a whole bunch strewn across the Sokovian countryside and lake bed).

The awesomeness of Wakanda, Shuri (Letitia Wright), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and M’Baku (Winston Duke).

Stan’s enjoying an evening out at the casino in South Korea, as you do.

A mid-credits scene sees T’Challa fulfil his vow to open Wakanda to the world, even if that world is rudely sceptical. Heh: white people hubris. It’s the post-credits scene which tips its hat to the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe as we see Shuri visit a recovering Bucky Barnes, confirming that his HYDRA conditioning has been cured and that she has something else to show him.

The mid-credit scene shows Wales as an independent member of the United Nations, omitting the United Kingdom completely. Cymru am byth, I guess?


  1. Avengers Assemble
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy
  3. Iron Man
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  5. Black Panther
  6. Avengers: Age Of Ultron
  7. Captain America: The First Avenger
  8. Thor: Ragnarok
  9. Captain America: Civil War
  10. Spiderman: Homecoming
  11. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
  12. Iron Man 2
  13. Iron Man 3
  14. Ant-Man
  15. Doctor Strange
  16. Thor: The Dark World
  17. Thor
  18. The Incredible Hulk