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.Updated: Jan 31, 2018 10:00 IST
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.”
Every Marvel movie is the unique voice of its director. Marvel seeks out those voices and supports them. #BlackPanther— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) January 31, 2018
I don’t know where to begin with Black Panther. Ryan Coogler & Marvel got it SO RIGHT - the landscape has CHANGED. But I’ll start with the fierce, hilarious women of Wakanda - & costumer @iamRuthECarter, who did Serenity & does HISTORIC work here. Wows all ‘round. #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/epGxbU1QNR— Joss (@joss) January 30, 2018
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 fantastic. Beautiful, soulful, thoughtful and of the moment. Ryan Coogler knows what he’s doing. Long live T’Challa!— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) January 30, 2018
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.
Check out some more reactions:
Ryan Coogler and @ava are heroes. I feel lucky to be alive to witness what they’re doing. 🐾⏱🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) January 30, 2018
We edited our films across the hall from each other for 8 months. We talked in our edit bays, on walks around the lot. About our films, our dreams. Tonight, his comes true. On my way to the #BlackPanther premiere with a full heart for my fam, director extraordinaire #RyanCoogler! pic.twitter.com/lrxBNRsqeC— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 30, 2018
not so bold prediction: the first critic to write a "rotten" review of BLACK PANTHER will be White.— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 30, 2018
even less bold prediction: *Armond* White.
WOW. Black Panther will change the landscape of superhero movies forever. Expect and demand more from Hollywood. The stories its denied us for so long don’t just *deserve* to be told — they will save blockbusters from total irrelevance and creative bankruptcy.— Jess Joho (@liongirl528) January 30, 2018
BLACK PANTHER is just astonishing. Ryan Coogler has harnessed the superhero movie — and a really fun one! — to explore profound ideas and create vivid images of black excellence that so rarely ever make it to a giant Hollywood movie. Wow wow wow!— Adam B. Vary (@adambvary) January 30, 2018
Stunning visuals. Iconic performances. And A REAL FREAKING STORY about a wealthy nation confronting its role in the world. Black Panther has the goods. Also there’s a post-credits scene. Here’s the premiere crowd racing back to watch it. pic.twitter.com/EiS7z9xbA7— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) January 30, 2018
OMFG! #BlackPanther is everything I never knew I needed!— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is simply awesome. Extremely bold and as touching as it is thrilling, it boasts GOT-style intrigue, crazy innovative action and a deep bench of memorable characters. Top 5 all-time Marvel movie, easy. More later. pic.twitter.com/mmz8Nuf1sy— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) January 30, 2018
#BlackPanther is so good it’s likely to piss some people off. All the right people!— James Marsters (@JamesMarstersOf) January 30, 2018
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’.
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First Published: Jan 31, 2018 09:58 IST