Wait until you hear what they say about Trump's Twitter war with King T'Challa

By Nick Romano
February 24, 2018 at 10:43 AM EST
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Jimmy Kimmel‘s correspondents hit the streets to see what Americans think about what’s happening in Wakanda right now. Anyone who’s seen Marvel’s Black Panther can tell you why that’s funny.

Wakanda is the fictional, futuristic African nation that serves as the setting for the Ryan Coogler-directed film. Apparently, there are some people who didn’t know that.

“I think we need a strong [military] presence there,” one bystander said in the latest edition of Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News.” “I definitely support our troops. So, if they’re in Wakanda, they have a reason to be there.”

Another pedestrian in Hollywood believed America should solve its own problems first before getting involved with Wakanda, while another was asked about vibranium (the fictional metal located in Wakanda) and he believed Wakandans shouldn’t have to share.

Another, still, responded to questions about President Donald Trump’s Twitter war with King T’Challa, which, of course, is not a real thing. “Bad publicity is good publicity for some people,” he said.

The funnies continued when Kimmel’s man on the street asked one of these passersby if people would want to watch a movie about “what’s going on in Wakanda right now.”

“People don’t want to see it. I don’t think so,” she said.

Meanwhile, Black Panther — the movie about King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) assuming the throne of Wakanda amid civil unrest — has earned more than $300 million at the domestic box office, breaking some records in the process.

Watch Kimmel’s “Lie Witness News” in the video above.


Black Panther

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the 2018 superhero film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the king who rules over the Afrofuturist paradise of Wakanda.
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  • PG-13
  • 135 minutes
  • Ryan Coogler
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