I am so excited for the Black Panther movie release in now out in theatres across the country! On the day pre-ticket sales were announced – my husband bought our tickets.
According to Fandango, the movie has pre-sold more tickets than any other superhero film ever made. That in itself is an amazing feat.
Although this is a film for everyone, black people worldwide are celebrating the making of this movie and are eagerly anticipating its release. Black Panther is the first big-budget superhero film to feature a black filmmaker, black heroes, black villains, a black executive producer, and an overwhelmingly black supporting cast and crew.
I am looking forward to a day when we don’t have to say “the first” minority to do “X.” But, until that day, I will bask in the glory of the firsts that come full circle.
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.
Watch the Black Panther official movie trailer here:
Director: Ryan Coogler | Producer: Kevin Feige
Screenplay: Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
Chadwick Boseman T’Challa / Black Panther
Michael B. Jordan N’Jadaka / Erik “Killmonger” Stevens
Lupita Nyong’o Nakia
Danai Gurira Okoye
Martin Freeman Everett K. Ross
Daniel Kaluuya W’Kab
Letitia Wright Shuri
Winston Duke M’ Baku
Angela Bassett Ramonda
Forest Whitaker Zuri
Andy Serkis Ulysses Klaue
Get Social with Black Panther and Marvel:
Don’t miss ESSENCE Magazine’s March issue with the cast of Black Panther on three regal covers featuring stars Chadwick Boseman, Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.
Here’s a sneak peek of the March ESSENCE Magazine which hits newsstands on 2/23: