The secrets behind 7 famous superhero suits
From Wonder Woman to Daredevil, superheroes would not be nearly as cool without their iconic supersuits.
Black Panther, played by American Chadwick Boseman in the 2016 film "Captain America: Civil War," is the king and protector of a fictional African nation called Wakanda.
In addition to superhuman abilities gained from both magic and special herbs, the Black Panther sports a suit made of vibranium – the same high-strength metal used to forge Captain America's shield.
"The vibranium is a metal that is dynamic. It can change how it’s used," Boseman explained. "It’s not a liquid, but it has the ability to change shape and change form and still have its strength. … It’s not just about being durable, it has the ability to absorb energy."
The suit also features retractable claws made of experimental "anti-metal" (making it capable of slicing through most alloys) and an energy dagger capable of penetrating through solid steel. Together with vibranium boots, which absorb both sound and impacts from great heights, the outfit allows the Black Panther to stealthily attack without detection.
A Black Panther solo film from Marvel is scheduled for release in 2018.