The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it's called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler's Earth-bound "Black Panther", glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart. Coogler and the famously nicknamed "House of Ideas" Marvel Studios put together an all-star cast of the best and brightest of black actors and actresses both up and coming and long-established.
To the outside world, Wakanda is unimportant, just another developing country without much to offer.
Designers including CHROMAT, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, Laquan Smith, Sophie Theallet, and Tome, who were selected for their dedication to empowerment and individualism through fashion, worked with Marvel Studios to create one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting different characters and themes from the movie, which will be shown the night of the event.
Handled with a similar bombastic flair is T'Challa's violent coronation, where he must defeat mountain tribe leader M'Baku (Winston Duke) in single combat - a biff-fest that recalls Coogler's previous movie, Rocky sequel Creed. Vibranium makes up the suit that T'Challa dons as Black Panther, and its power is much guarded.More news: #PadManChallenge: B-Town accepts challenge, makes it viral on social media
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The movie will introduce Hollywood's first ever black superhero.
When a chunk of Wakanda's powerful metal, vibranium, is sold on the black market by arms dealer Ulysses Klaue (a scene-stealing Andy Serkis), it could change the global balance of power. As with the beloved airport slug-out in Civil War it goes on forever and is confidently marshalled by director Ryan Coogler in his first excursion into popcorn filmmaking. With little time to find his feet or grieve, T'Challa must participate in an elaborate ritual at Warrior Falls, a series of controlled waterfalls looking over a giant ravine. Okoye (Danai Gurira, deadly good) is the general of the elite guards known as the Dora Milaje. Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) is a Central Intelligence Agency agent on the trail of the same villain as Black Panther.
"Hats off to him and his production team - they made some really great songs that we got placed in there". We'll be giving away 15 pairs of tickets, so enter to make sure you're a victor. While no one calls it ideal - it is superhero blockbuster fare after all - its performances, direction, world building, visuals and more have all been lauded in a growing tide of reviews that should put all those alt-right efforts to tank its Rotten Tomatoes score in the dust.
Letitia Wright (Urban Hymn) plays T'Challa's sister Shuri, who's also the princess of Wakanda. However after a couple of concept designs, the iconic panther claw chain that drapes Black Panther's cowl became the main inspiration for the influential soon to be hit album.
"Black Panther", a Walt Disney Co. release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for "prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture".