This weekend, Marvel Studios is back with the highly anticipated release of Black Panther.Director Ryan Coogler is best known for his debut films Fruitvale Station and Creed. This film is the last step in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 10-year journey to the massive release of Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, King of Wakanda, returns home to the technologically advanced African nation to succeed 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 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.
Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitita Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film holds an astounding 98% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes ahead of it’s wide release. Many note that much like last year’s Wonder Woman was culturally significant to women empowerment, Black Panther will provide that same effect through the black community, as this is the first African lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as the movie’s release during Black History Month.
Coming to theaters February 16th.