Marvel Studios' Black Panther - the film that shattered numerous box-office records earlier this year - has become the latest movie to be parodied on How It Should Have Ended. The humorous short film does, as promised, offer up a more satisfying ending to the original film, as well as alternate takes to other scenes from the movie.
First established in 2007, How It Should Have Ended has become one of the most popular parody channels on YouTube. The series offers up alternative endings to various classic films and blockbusters, joking about how various moments might have been handled differently in order to be more logical or more awesome. The series has spawned several spin-offs, including Super Cafe, which focuses on Superman and Batman talking shop whole taking a coffee break, and Villain Pub, which features various movie villains enjoying a drink at the end of a hard day of being evil.
The latest video, which can be viewed above, doesn't go as far as previous videos have in pushing the envelope. The alternate ending is a surprisingly happy one, based around the idea that King T'Chaka could have prevented his nephew from becoming the villain Killmonger had he elected not to punish a child for the sins of his father and taken young Eric back to Wakanda. The new ending sees Killmonger surviving and helping T'Challa with his plans to renovate a disadvantaged neighborhood in Oakland, California.
There is more humor to be found in the alternate clips, which showcase how the wonders of Vibranium and some of the Wakandan technology could have ended every car chase in the movie long before it started. We also get to see Captain America, Black Widow and Falcon wander into the middle of the Wakandan Civil War and ask if they should join in, because - based on the timeline suggested by Captain America: Civil War - they should have been hiding out in Wakanda during the events of Black Panther.
The video concludes with T'Challa using Vibranium to rebuild The Super Cafe and sharing a cup of coffee with Superman and Batman. The World's Finest heroes' favorite hang-out had been destroyed following the events of the How It Should Have Ended parody of Justice League and the two heroes had been reduced to drinking coffee and trading quips on a park bench.
Despite being impressed by the power of Vibranium and its ability to seemingly fix anything, Batman turns Black Panther down, when the Wakanda King generously offers to let him have some of the wondrous metal. He doesn't say why beyond a hunch that T'Challa will need it more than him, as The Children of Thanos from Avengers: Infinity War are seen walking down the street in the background.
Source: How It Should Have Ended Studios
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