Marvel Studios planted a Lord Hanuman reference specifically for Indian fans in their latest superhero film Black Panther.
Black Panther made a reference to Lord Hanuman when M’Baku, leader of Jabari tribe, said “Glory to Hanuman” during the first ritual fight between T’challa and M’baku. But Central Board of Film Certification beeped out the word “Hanuman” to avoid hurting religious sentiments of people in India.
Jabari tribe is known for worshiping the gorilla god. The gorilla god has been called “Man-Ape” in the comics. But the word was changed to “Hanuman” in the film as a nod to Marvel fans in India.
But Indians across the world noticed the reference and appreciated it.
did he jus shout out hanuman? #blackpanther
— heemy (@HIMANSHU) February 16, 2018
Most intriguing part of Black Panther for me was when the Jabari king said “praise be to Hanuman” during the first ritual fight. Hanuman is a Hindu god who is half monkey 🤔🤔🤔
— Stuck Up (@mayhersays) February 17, 2018
anyone else realized that they mentioned lord hanuman in black panther?
— dhivyaan (@Naidu10_) February 18, 2018
I’m still not over how they used Hanuman in black panther👏🏽👏🏽
— Kaitlin Outar (@KaitlinNeera) February 17, 2018
Lord Hanuman reference in #BlackPanther
— Theju 🌸 (@PinkCancerian) February 20, 2018
FYI – In the 1st fight b/w Tchalla and Mbaku, the latter actually says 'Glory to Hanuman'.
Ironic – it will be heard in every country except India (they silenced the name) thanks to our super-sensitive skin that can't handle anything except Aloe Vera these days.#BlackPanther
— Dr Roshan R (@pythoroshan) February 17, 2018
Did any Hindus notice the reference to Hanuman in Black Panther?
— Sachin Pendse (@SachinPendse) February 17, 2018