What is the Red Car in Wakanda Forever?

January 31, 2024

A classic muscle car is having a moment right now. The 1970-74 Plymouth Barracuda is making headlines for starring in two major blockbusters: "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" and John Wick 4. If you live near Novi, Michigan, you can see the famous Mopar vehicle this weekend at Motor City Comic Con.

A leaked video from the movie shows a red sports car involved in a chase scene near the campus of MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The clip is not in the official trailer, but it could hint at a connection to the film's main villain: Michael B. Jordan's Erik Killmonger, a former MIT student.

The video also features a Lexus RZ 450e, which is a hybrid electric supercar used by members of the Dora Milaje (played by Danai Gurira). In the clip, the women nimbly navigate pursuers while demonstrating their prowess in combat.

Throughout the film, Shuri mentions the panther goddess Bast several times as she attempts to replicate the heart-shaped herb that grants T’Challa his powers. The CIA, other world powers and an army of underwater warriors led by Namor (Tenoch Huerta Mejia) are all seeking the vibranium-powered weapon.

The movie's climax involves T’Challa and the rest of the Dora Milaje protecting their homeland from the world. Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), M'Baku (Winston Duke) and Okoye (Danai Gurira) are joined by War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman).

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