Octavia Spencer Suggests Using ‘Black Panther’ Salute Instead of Handshakes Amid Coronavirus

Octavia Spencer proposed using the “Wakanda Forever” salute from Black Panther instead of handshakes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther introduced the world the famous “Wakanda Forever” salute and fans quickly started using the greeting in real life. Now, Octavia Spencer is suggesting we start using the salute as a means of preventing the spread of the coronavirus.

With the coronavirus now spreading on every continent in the world, with the exception of Antarctica, people are taking precautions to limit their risk of exposure to the virus that includes avoiding the handshake. Today, Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer posted a photo of the Black Panther salute on her official Instagram account with a caption reading, “my new handshake for the next few months.”

Check out Octavia Spencer’s post below.

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My new handshake for the next few months!

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Here is the official synopsis for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther:

Marvel Studios “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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