Then we go to Vienna. Specifically, we see the Vienna International Centre. Wagramer Str. 5, Vienna, Austria.
Then we see T’Challa, aka The Black Panther. He’s played by Chadwick Boseman.
The Black Panther is one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Universe. He’s a hero, a king, a genius, and for many years an Avenger. He is one of the first prominent black heroes. His powers are handed down with the title of Black Panther, tied to his culture. There is a rich mythology that this film doesn’t get into. But like a lot in the MCU, the film has added a high the suit and some gadgetry to his power set.
He first appeared in Fantastic Four #52 (July 1966). He was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
In earlier drafts, the Black Panther had less of a role, even to the point where we don’t see him in the suit. His role was expanded when it wasn’t sure if a deal could be done for Spider-Man, and they kept the story in place regardless.
Boseman had shot to fame when he won the lead roles in two acclaimed biopics – 42 (Jackie Robinson) and Get On Up (James Brown). Boseman spoke in his African accent between takes. He was the only choice for Black Panther.
He’s not in Vienna but Berlin. It’s the Sony Europe building, Kemperpl. 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany.
He speaks with Black Widow, then his father. He occasionally speaks Xhosa, a language from South Africa.
Then the bomb. T’Chaka is killed. As he does in the comics, but in a very different way.
Cap and Sharon at a hotel. It’s W Atlanta – Buckhead. 3377 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA. This is for both the lobby and hotel rooms.
Back Vienna, we are outside the Sony Europe building in Berlin. Black Widow talks to T’Challa.
T’Challa plays with a ring. There is no real significant ring in the Black Panther mythology in the comics. Although it will play a role in the Black Panther (2018) film.
He does mention that death is different for Wakandans, and Wakandan kings. A deep part of the Black Panther mythos, their spirits live in a special part of Wakanda. Something we will see later in his own film.
He mentions Bast and Sekhmet. Both are Egyptian gods – Bast was the goddess of War, Sekhmet the warrior goddess of healing. Black Panther had ties to Egyptian mythology in the early comics, and like Thor, those gods appeared in the comics.
Widow gets a call from Cap. It’s almost conspicuous that we don’t see the mobile phones and that there isn’t more product placement.
Cap and Falcon, the two most conspicuous looking men ever. The cafe is part of the Sony Europe complex.
Zemo in his hotel. We assume it is the same hotel in Vienna, W Atlanta.
The Winter Soldier in Bucharest. It’s still Berlin. Leipziger Straße & Jerusalemer Straße, Leipziger Str., 10117 Berlin, Germany.
Cap is in his apartment. As they rip this place apart, we assume it’s a set.
The fight begins.
After The Winter Soldier disposes of several cops, we see the Black Panther, in full outfit.
They fight. They are above the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin, Messedamm 11, 14055 Berlin, Germany
The chase continues down Messedamm Underpass, Messedamm, Berlin, Germany
The chase ends and War Machine arrives. Note his armour says Mark 003. This is the first time we’ve seen this new War Machine armour.
At Avengers HQ, Vision is cooking paprikash. He and Scarlett Witch discuss the Mind Gem. It’s our only real talk of Infinity Gems in this film.
Then to Berlin. We see the Berlin Victory Column.
Then we see a cavalcade. They are on Kapelle-Ufer (between Alexanderufer & Reinhardtstraße), Kapelle-Ufer 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Then onto Kronprinzenbrücke, 10557 Berlin, Germany. Heading into Paul-Löbe-House, Konrad-Adenauer-Straße 1. A government building.
T’Challa talks about the Black Panther legacy.
Inside the government building, it’s a set.
The Winter Soldier is in a cage. It is marked with a D and 23. Perhaps a nod to D23, the name of the Disney Convention.
Greeting them with Sharon is Everett Ross, played by Martin Freeman.
Ross is tied to the Black Panther mythology. He works for the State Department, and has been assigned to work with T’Challa, being involved in various Black Panther adventures. Here and in the comics, he’s a civil servant in over his head, but knows more than he lets on.
He first appeared in Ka-Zar Vol.3 #17. He was created by Christopher Priest and Kenny Martinez.
Freeman came to fame in the UK version of the Office, followed by many wonderful film and TV roles – The Hobbit, Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, Sherlock and more.
We see an establishing shot of Paul-Löbe-House, then later people walking in the cross bridge.
We see a scene of a van approaching a power station. Its’s Transformer Station at Cherokee Avenue, 401-491 Mead St SE, Atlanta.
The driver, played by Brett Gentile.
Tony and Cap. Tony’s pens are from when President Franklin D Roosevelt signed the Lend Lease bill, helping to fund allied forces against the Nazis in World War II.
Tony talks about the events he’s been through in the last several films – Iron Man 3 (2013) and Avengers: Age Of Ultron (2015) in particular.
Cap also mentions that he knew Howard Stark. We saw their friendship in Captain America: The First Avenger (2010).
There was a deleted scene here, featuring Black Widow and Black Panther.
The evaluation begins.
At the power station, a package is delivered.
And the power goes out. Zemo takes control of The Winter Soldier.
Bucky attacks Cap and Falcon.
Stark, Sharon Carter and Black Widow join the fight. They are now in Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin. Messedamm 11, 14055 Berlin, Germany.
Black Panther attacks. Without the suit he can still do a lot.
Then this tremendous Cap and the Helicopter shot.
Cap fishing Bucky out of the water. A nice parallel to a scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).
We see Zemo at an airport. We assume Berlin Airport.
Then Falcon and Cap with Bucky. We saw some of this scene in the post credits sequence in Ant-Man (2015).
Then in 1991 again. There just happens to be a camera nearby.
We see the use of the serum on other ‘Winter Soldiers’.
The first man we see, struggling, is played by Jackson Spidell. The others are Yi Long, Heidi Moneymaker, Aaron Toney and Cale Schultz. They are all stunt workers.
A scene back in Berlin, and Tony gets 36 hours.
Then we are in Queens.
The music is now Left Hand Free, By Alt-J.
Here he is. Peter Parker, Spider-Man played by Tom Holland.
He is, of course, one if the greatest creations in all comics and maybe all fiction. I love him.
He first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15. He was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.
Holland had appeared in films like The Impossible and In The Heart Of the Sea. He won the role, in part, by being able to do his own acrobatics.
He beat out many actors for the role, including Asa Butterfield, Nat Wolff, Liam James and Timothée Chalamet.
In his home is Tony. He’s sitting with Aunt May. She’s played by Marissa Tomei.
Tomei and Downey had starred in Only You together in 1994. They were also romantically involved. Tomei’s had a wonderful and rich career, winning an Academy Award for My Cousin Vinny, and appearing in films like The Wrestler.
Peter says he’s had his powers for six months.