- Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa
- Danny Glover as T'Chaka
- Kevin McKidd as Uylesses Klaw
- Kerry Washington as Shuri
- as M'Baku
- Jean Dujardin as Batroc
- Ed Harris as Red Ghost
After his father, King T'Chaka of Wakanda, is killed before his eyes, 15 year old T'Challa goes on a 10-year long journey/self-imposed exile across Africa, on foot and alone. The purpose of this journey is to gain his manhood and to strengthen himself to physical perfection.
Now, at age 25, T'Challa returns home, on the night just before the annual Battle for the Crown.