Though the film is still in theaters (and will rule the box office for several more weeks), many are anticipating the home video release of Black Panther in hopes that deleted/cut scenes will be included.
The film's editor, Michael Shawver, confirmed with The Wrap that there will be deleted scenes on the home release, and he even dropped information about what two of the cut scenes were about.
One is the scene between W'Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) and Okoye (Danai Gurira). “Hands down the most painful scene to cut was (one) with Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya Toward the end, after things go bad and Killmonger is in control and all that, we’re talking about, what are they going to do? What is Wakanda going to become? Those are two powerhouse actors and it was an incredible scene with so many layers to it — boyfriend and girlfriend, it was general and her advisor, all those things. That was painful."
Another is a scene between T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Zuri (Forest Whitaker). “There’s a scene between Chadwick and Forest’s characters which sets up their relationship. It sort of lets you attach yourself to their father-son dynamic so that later on in the film … you really feel more."
Shawver, a frequent Coogler collaborator beginning with Fruitvale Station, met him while they were students at USC.
“Ryan and I have been a team for five years, it’s honestly hard to wrap my head around it, It was a great excuse as an adult male to read as many comics as I could. I got a sense of it, Ryan brought me to Marvel and they asked me everything from ‘Will you be able to handle this?’ to, ‘What is your favorite Marvel movie? Ryan likes to be able to trust everybody he works with," Shawver said.