Panther, a Marvel Film, is set to come out on February 16th. Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Here’s what we know about the film so far:
The Plot: T’Challa returns home to be crowned king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences.
- Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa
- Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Letitia Wright as Shuri
- Martin Freeman plays Everett Ross
- Andy Serkis reprises his role as Ulysses Klaue from Avengers: Age of Ultron
- Daniel Kaluuya plays W’Kabi
- Winston Duke is M’Baku / Man Ape
- Forest Whitaker is Zuri and Florence Kasumba returns as Ayo.
- Phylicia Rashad and John Kani reprise their Black Panther roles from Captain America: Civil War.
The Director is Ryan Coogler, known for Fruitvale Station
Based on an original screenplay by Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, who both worked together on the hit TV series, “The People vs OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”.
The Film has an all Black cast, including some well known names such as: Angela Bassett
and Forest Whitaker.
The film is set to be released on February 16th, 2018
This will be the first superhero movie with a primarily black cast and having an African American director.
Black Panther was an original character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The first appearance of the character was in Fantastic Four, Vol 1 52
With a majority Black cast and director, this is also Marvel’s first MCU film to feature a black director. This will be the 18th installment to the Marvel Cinematic Universe The film is already considered a cultural success, even though it isn’t released yet. Boseman has stated that the cast and crew were determined to make a “legit Marvel movie” with Black Panther
Here is what we know about how much this movie will make during its opening weekend:
- Black Panther has already made $700k in ticket sales from presale tickets.
- The film is predicted to make between $100 million and $120 million during its opening weekend
- This would be the biggest February movie debut for a non sequel, (the current record holder being Deadpool which earned $152m)
- This would be the biggest opening for a solo superhero movie (not including the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise)
- Black Panther is predicted to make $400 million domestically, which will outdo Deadpool
- The film could also make between $500 million and $700 around the globe.
- Some fans are questioning whether or not the film will be able to break records as it is only being released in about 75% of theaters.
- “Marvel has never had a big domestic opening , period, but more importantly they’ve never had one without Robert Downey Jr.,” Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations, told TheWrap
The film is estimated to cost $200 million, with another $150 million in marketing costs. Black Panther will be released domestically on February 16, 2018. Ryan Coogler wrote the movie and directed it as well. Boseman plays T’Challa who became king of Wakanda following his father’s death in Captain America: Civil War.
In the film, T’Challa is faced with defending his kingdom from being torn apart by enemies from within and threats from outside Wakanda. This movie has an all black cast. It will be released on February 16th, 2018.
Black Panther is the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to feature a black superhero, and it will be directed by an African American. Black Panther was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. It has already made $700k in ticket sales from presale tickets.
The film is predicted to make between $100 million and $120 million during its opening weekend. This would be the biggest February movie debut for a non sequel. Black Panther is predicted to make $400 million domestically, which will outdo Deadpool. The film could also make between $500 million $700 around the globe.
Some fans are questioning whether or not the film will be able to break records as it is only being released in about 75% of theaters. It is estimated that Black Panther will cost $200 million, with another $150 million in marketing costs.
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