The fictional African nation, a technologically advanced country, is the setting for Marvel’s Black Panther.
But why exactly is it so hard to find for the outside world and surrounding states?
Speaking with comicbook.com, producer Nate Moore said: “If you think about the way the world works, whenever any country has something of value, it tends to draw a lot of eyes.
“It tends to draw you into conflict, frankly. I think Wakanda saw, very early on, that if people knew that they had vibranium, which they do, they were going to be conquered. Or at least at war forever. So, they did the smart thing.”
Vibranium, the strongest element on the planet in the MCU – and what Captain America’s shield is made from – is precious to Wakandans.
The producer continued: “They hid that fact, so nobody knows that they have the stuff. That’s why they’ve been able to have these advancements, because they don’t spend money on war.
“They don’t spend money defending themselves constantly. They just spend money on infrastructure, which again, that will feel topical without being overt, but just that idea.
“Oh yeah, what happens when you’re not 24/7 trying to fend off the rest of the world? By hiding in plain sight, and being what people think of as a small African nation. Poor, farmers, shepherds, textiles. People leave them alone, and that’s allowed them to build something amazing.”
It’s expected that one will relate to a potential Black Panther sequel and the other will help set up Avengers Infinity War.
Black Panther is released in UK cinemas on February 13, 2018.