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It will change the landscape of superhero movies forever: First reactions to Marvel’s Black Panther are out

The first reactions to Marvel’s Black Panther were unleashed on social media following the Monday premiere.

hollywood Updated: Jan 31, 2018 10:00 IST
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This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Black Panther.(AP)

Marvel’s eighteenth film, Black Panther, premiered in Los Angeles on Monday, and while formal reviews are currently under embargo, the reactions from those in attendance are extremely positive. Marvel traditionally screen their movies well in advance of theatrical release to build buzz. The film is already poised to open to huge box office numbers - online ticket platform Fandango reported that Black Panther broke the record for the most pre-sales for any Marvel film.

The attendees included filmmakers and journalists, who all took to their Twitter handles to rave about director Ryan Coogler’s movie. They said that it was by far the most political Marvel had ever been - Captain America: Winter Soldier and Thor: Ragnarok were also considered uncommonly political for Marvel - and they singled out Michael B Jordan’s performance as Killmonger, the main villain. Some compared him to Loki, perhaps the most acclaimed villain of any Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

Several directors of other Marvel movies also chimed in. Scott Derrickson, director of Doctor Strange, wrote, “Every Marvel movie is the unique voice of its director. Marvel seeks out those voices and supports them. #BlackPanther.”

Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn called it an ‘extraordinary work,’ while Peyton Reed, director of Ant-Man, said that “Ryan Coogler knows what he’s doing. Long live T’Challa!”

Black Panther is scheduled for a February 16 release. The cast includes Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, and recent Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya.Black Panther was introduced in Captain America: Civil War.

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The cast and crew of the film, as well as some of the other guests, dressed in colourful traditional outfits. Here are some of the best looks from the ‘purple carpet’.

Lupita Nyong'o attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, on January 29, 2018, in Hollywood, California. ( AFP )
Cast member Chadwick Boseman poses at the premiere of Black Panther in Los Angeles, California. ( REUTERS )
Cast member Lupita Nyong'o poses at the premiere of Black Panther in Los Angeles, California. ( REUTERS )
Actress recording artist Janelle Monáe attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. ( AFP )
Ryan Cogler, right, director/co-writer of Black Panther, poses with his wife Zinzi Evans at the premiere of the film at The Dolby Theatre on Monday. ( Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP )

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First Published: Jan 31, 2018 09:58 IST