BLACK PANTHER (2018)
BLACK PANTHER. Ryan Coogler, dir., co-script with Joe Robert Cole (“based on the Marvel Comics by” Stan Lee and Jack Kirby). Hannah Beachler, production design. USA: Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures (production) / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (USA distribution and most of Earth), 2018.
Relevant here for images and premise element of high-technology/appropriate-technology near-mythical city-state and environs of Wakanda set amid a mostly gorgeous natural world of Northeastern Africa. Look for this Afrofuturism variation on The Wonder City of the Future, plus some standard hexagons and pentagons, and the decorous rich suggestiveness of fighting monster rhinoceroses in bright, shiny armor. Note also high-tech upgrades to the Black Panther suit: a tight-fitting superimposition of the technological upon the human, with feline suggestions.
RDE, Initial Compiler, 16/17Feb18