France Government Infuriated by Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook
Credit: Marvel Studios
Thumbnail for video

There's no denying that Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is one of the best films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's fourth phase which says a lot, especially considering there's been a massive decline in the franchise's quality after Avengers: Endgame. While the sequel has won the hearts of many, it appears that the government of France found the film quite deceptive and it's currently stirring controversy online.

Credit: Marvel Studios

On Twitter, France's Minister of Armed Forces Sébastien Lecornu slammed a scene from the MCU blockbuster that apparently puts French soldiers in a bad light. The sequence Lecornu was referring to is the one featuring a group of French military personnel being dragged by the Dora Milaje into a United Nations meeting.

In the film, the said personnel were attempting to steal vibranium from Wakanda but their plans were obviously foiled. While the scene may look harmless and inoffensive to regular viewers, Lecornu found the film's depiction of French soldiers inaccurate and downright insulting.

Expressing his dismay on the social media platform, Lecornu said he "condemns" the film's depiction of France's military. His caption translated into English reads: "I strongly condemn this false and deceptive representation of our armed forces. I am thinking of and honoring the 58 French soldiers who died defending Mali, at its request, in the face of Islamist terrorist groups."

Also Read: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Sets Major Record for Its Disney+ Premiere

Marvel Studios and the people behind Black Panther: Wakanda Forever have yet to address the matter but as things are beginning to escalate, it wouldn't be surprising if the studio ends up altering the scene or removing it altogether for future releases.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is currently available to stream on Disney+.