The director of 'Black Panther' explained where the popular Wakanda salute actually comes from

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The "Black Panther" audio commentary revealed where the popular Wakanda salute actually comes from.

Chadwick Boseman can be seen doing the Wakanda salute everywhere he goes.

According to director Ryan Coogler, the inspiration behind the salute comes from the way Pharaohs are laid to rest, as well as West African sculptures.

The salute also means "hug" in American Sign Language.

The "Black Panther" audio commentary has finally revealed the inspiration behind the famous Wakanda Forever salute. For a long time, Marvel Cinematic Universe fans would whisper "Hail, Hydra" into each other's ears following the release of Anthony and Joe Russo's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," but that trend tapered off as time went on. Now, it seems the next trend might just be the Wakanda Forever salute, something that even got lots of cheers during the final battle in the Russos' "Avengers: Infinity War."

Although Chadwick Boseman made his debut appearance as T'Challa, aka the Black Panther, in the Russos' "Captain America: Civil War" in 2016, it wasn't until earlier this year that the character and his home, Wakanda, were fully introduced on the big screen in Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," which was co-written by Coogler and screenwriter Joe Robert Cole. In that film, one of the things that stood out and was truly accepted amongst the fans was the Wakanda Forever salute, which Wakandans appear to use quite often.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Jeff Bezos reveals what it's like to build an empire and become the richest man in the world and why he's willing to spend 1 billion a year to fund the most important mission of his lifeSee Also:A pro golfer's wife was arrested after allegedly attacking him and his mom over his poor performance in a tournamentA family ignored the rules and got out of their car at a drive-through safari only to be chased by cheetahsThis video of a plane full of passengers getting its tail sliced off by another plane is the stuff of nightmares