While Black Panther is still likely to place in the top 10 at this weekend’s box office, its digital release is only a few days away. Marvel Studios and Disney have released a new deleted scene as part of their promotional push for Black Panther, which sheds some new light on one of the final sequences in the film. More specifically, it reveals that Martin Freeman’s Agent Everett K. Ross wasn’t necessarily on the same page with T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) regarding his decision about Wakanda’s future.
Spoiler Warning: There are spoilers for Black Panther below.
In the mid-credits scene for Black Panther, Ross appears to nod in approval when T’Challa prepares to reveal Wakanda’s true nature to the world. However, IGN debuted a lost moment from the film in which Ross makes one last attempt to change T’Challa’s mind.
Director Ryan Coogler may have also been setting up potential Black Panther sequels with Ross’ warnings that other nations will come after Wakanda once they know about their technology and the full potential of Vibranium. And in a nod to their friendship in the comics, Ross pledges his support to T’Challa. Ross’ comic book incarnation isn’t quite as competent as his live-action counterpart, but he has been to loyal to T’Challa.
The clip also includes a very funny moment in which Ross attempts to speak Wakandan and badly flubs it in front of Nakia and Okoye as T’Challa reacts with amusement. That’s definitely something Ross would do in the comics.
Black Panther’s digital release will hit on May 8, with the Blu-ray and DVD to follow on May 15.