Black Panther Movies in Order: What to Watch Before the Sequel?

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Black Panther is a superhero movie based on Marvel Comics characters of the same name that came out in 2018. The movie was a critical and commercial smash hit, making more than 1.3 billion dollars worldwide. The movie was directed by Ryan Coogler, and it starred the late Chadwick Boseman. The Sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows his sister, and the new Black Panther in the aftermath of T’Challa’s.

Black Panther movies tell a story about Wakanda, a nation hidden from the world situated in Africa. We follow T’Challa as he gets ready to ascend the throne, and take over the mantle of Black Panther after his father, king T’Chaka is killed. In the sequel, we follow his sister’s story. Now that the Black Panther franchise is one installment larger, let’s see what is the correct order of watching Black Panther movies.

How many Black Panther movies are there?

Currently, there are two Black Panther stand-alone movies. The first plans to use the character were announced in September 2005. The stand-alone movie was officially announced in October 2014, and Chadwick Boseman made his debut as the character in Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Later, we also see the character in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and Avengers: Endgame in 2019. The second standalone movie featuring Shuri as Black Panther came out in 2022.

Black Panther movies in order (at a glance)

There are two stand-alone Black Panther movies that give us an in-depth look into the character and its world. But, since this article has everything you need to rewatch before the new Black Panther movie comes out.

  1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  2. Black Panther (2018)
  3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

These movies contain all the major appearances of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther in the MCU. Boseman tragically passed away from colon cancer in 2020, and Marvel announced they will not be replacing him, rather they will kill off his character in the MCU. The mantle of Black Panther was claimed by his sister Shuri in the sequel!

What is the best way to watch Black Panther movies?

The best way to watch all Black Panther major appearances in the MCU is in their release order. We get introduced to the character in Captain America: Civil War, and we get to know him in his stand-alone movie Black Panther. In the Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame we see him in a different light, sharing his powers and abilities with a team, with the world.

Black Panther movies in order (by release date)

1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)


Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Runtime: 2h 26m

Synopsis: Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.

In Captain America: Civil War, we see T’Challa lose his dad in an attack on the UN. Na later, we meet him again as he joins Ironman’s team in an effort to avenge his dad, T’Chaka.


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2. Black Panther (2018)


Director: Ryan Coogler

Writer: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole

Runtime: 2h 14m

Synopsis: After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

3. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)


Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Runtime: 2h 29m

Synopsis: Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet — the evil Thanos. On a mission to collect all six Infinity Stones, Thanos plans to use the artifacts to inflict his twisted will on reality. The fate of the planet and existence itself has never been more uncertain as everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment.

Black Panther has an important part in Avengers: Infinity War, as the battle takes place in Wakanda. This gives us an opportunity to see all the advanced weapons and fighting skills Wakandans have. In the end, T’Challa gets dusted.


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4. Avengers: Endgame (2019)


Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Runtime: 3h 1m

Synopsis: Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

In Avengers: Endgame, Black Panther and his army are brought by Dr. Strange to the destroyed Avengers compound to help in the final battle against 2014’s Thanos.

5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever follows Wakanda in the aftermath of T’Challa’s death. A period of insecurity follows the nation. Matters are only made worse when Namor, a leader of the hidden underwater kingdom Talokan wages war on Wakanda to protect his own civilization from being discovered and pillaged of Vibranium. Shuri is forced to resort to unconventional means to take the mantle of Black Panther.

Where to watch Black Panther movies?

The Black Panther movie and every MCU project that was ever made by Disney are available anytime on their streaming service Disney+.

Do you need to watch Black Panther movies in order?

You should watch all the Black Panther appearances in the MCU in order. As I explained earlier in the article, we follow T’Challa’s transformation from hastily assuming the throne, to solidifying his power, and then being dusted for 5 years. The second Black Panther movie deals with Wakanda in light of his passing and the rise of new enemies of the hidden African nation.

Are Black Panther movies connected?

Yes, all Black Panther movies are connected. To be more precise, there are only two Black Panther movies, but these other three movies also show us important moments from Black Panther aka T’Challa’s life.

Will there be more Black Panther movies?

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was just released and we have no doubts that the story of Shuri as Black Panther will be continued. We have no official information regarding Black Panther 3, but the movie will likely happen in the future.

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