Black Panther fan designs Wakandan football strip

Rianne Houghton
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From Digital Spy

There are a lot of things we love about Black Panther (seriously, just read our review), but one aspect that has stayed with us is the film's overall aesthetic.

From the set to the costumes to the hair and makeup, Black Panther is pretty damn stunning.

In a not-at-all-obvious next course of action, one fan has since decided to channel Black Panther's look and design into a football strip for all those sporting fans out there in Wakanda.

Graphic designer Mark Yesilevskiy shared his Wakandan design for the 2018 World Cup over on Twitter, and well, let's just say there's a whole new reason to wish the kingdom was real.

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Giving fans a closer look at the kit's details, Mark explained his influence for the design: "Pattern and neck detail is based on the Black Panther suit from the current movie, chest detailing is from the Avengers Civil War suit."

We love it, Mark.

One thing that we don't really love is Marvel's decision to cut a scene hinting at what would have been the MCU's first on-screen gay relationship. (Sigh.)

A flirtatious scene between Danai Gurira's Okoye and Florence Kasumba's Ayo, which was spotted in early screenings, was based on the World of Wakanda comic but never made the final cut.

"I think the short answer is yes," screenwriter Joe Robert Cole admitted when asked whether a blossoming romance between Ayo and Okoye was originally intended.

Black Panther is out in cinemas in the UK now, while it's released in the US on Friday (February 16).

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