Wales recognised as an independent state – in the Marvel universe

Wales’ flag can be seen on the right. Picture by Rhys Davies on Twitter

Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted that Wales is an independent state in the latest Marvel superhero  film, Black Panther.

In a scene set at the United Nations General Assembly Wales’ flag can be seen fluttering next to the Netherlands, Japan, the United States and other countries.

Twitter user Leigh Jones noted that the special effects on the film were done by Industrial Light & Magic, a division of the company Lucasfilm whose general manager, Lynwen Brennan, was born in Pembrokeshire.

It may also be a nod to one of Marvel’s least well-known superheroes – y Ddraig Goch.

The film follows the exploits of the king of the African nation of Wakanda as he attempts to defend his homeland from its enemies and prevent it being dragged into a world war.

The film is the first time a black superhero has been placed front-and-centre of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has been praised for its Afrocentric perspective.

Nation.Cymru’s review of the film can be read here.

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Leia (@leiawelsh)
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This keeps making people I show it to smile!

kim erswell
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kim erswell

Beth am Llanrwst?

Alun ab Ioan
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Alun ab Ioan

A Sir Fôn!

Keith Parry
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Keith Parry

Lynwen Brennan, a person of vision and a great patriot. Why is the Welsh flag not on display outside the United Nations in New York? Boris does not speak for us, or May or any other English Tory!

Aaron Wynne
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Aaron Wynne

In the 13th Century Llanrwst was seized by Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf and declared the Free Borough of Llanrwst. The people of Llanrwst refused to recognise Edward the 1st as King and became a self-proclaimed independent state, which is where the local saying ‘Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst’ derives from.

Following the town’s deep-rooted belief in self-determination, 71-years ago in 1947 Llanrwst Town Council sought a seat in the United Nations Assembly as an independent state within Wales. Unfortunately, the application was unsuccessful.

Michael Matthews
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Michael Matthews

England will not allow it .

John Young
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John Young

They’ll do their best.

Aled Powell (@AledPowell)
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Mae Carwyn Jones yn edrych ‘mlaen at gael dathlu’r pethau anhygoel y mae Lynwen Brennan wedi’u cyflawni!

Lynwen Brannwen is shortlisted for a St David’s Day award; Carwyn Jones looking forward to celebrating the “incredible things” she’s achieved!

https://golwg360.cymru/newyddion/cymru/512882-cyhoeddi-rhestr-gwobrau-dewi-sant-2018

Andrew John Teague
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It is going to happen sometime in the not to distant future in reality

Tame Frontiersman
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Tame Frontiersman

An independent Wales and what no Cross of St George at the UN. Can one surmise in this Marvel Universe, the English led by their superhero Moggmentum have continued the valiant struggle against the letter U in all its evil guises – EU, UK and UN? Could this be the plot of Sacha Baron Cohen’s next film?

Geraint
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Geraint

Are the flags on the right the security council flags?