As more and more of the public flocks to theaters to catch a Black Panther screening, much of the conversation’s been dedicated to comparing and contrasting T’Challa and Killmonger’s opposing views on the role Wakanda should be playing—and should have played—outside of its borders. But the reality is that Black Panther…
Michael B. Jordan’s stellar turn as Black Panther’s complex villain figure Erik Killmonger has the world talking. Sure, they’re talking about how great he is in Black Panther, but they’re also talking about something else: the fact that the young actor loves himself some anime, and is loud and proud about it.
One of the more complicated and interesting questions on everyone’s mind immediately after the very first Black Panther trailer dropped focused on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wakandan accent—specifically about why various character’s accents seemed to be so different from one another. We now have an answer.
The afrofuturistic wonderland from Black Panther is not a real, physical place, but Wauconda, a small village just about an hour outside of Chicago, Illinois, is. And like the fictional Wakandans, the actual Waucondans would really like it if you stopped bothering them about vibranium.
If you’ve been following all the buzz leading up to Black Panther’s release, then you’ve probably seen the viral video of a group of friends hugging and enthusing over the movie’s poster. Their energy served as a stand-in for the excitement of folks all over the world; now’s your chance to find out who they are.
Marvel’s Black Panther isn’t anywhere near as dense with jokes as Thor: Ragnarok or Ant-Man, but the movie’s carefully-placed gags will make you laugh hard. While much of the film’s comedy can be attributed to co-writers Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Coogler made a point of reaching out to none other than Donald…
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve already visited Wakanda—maybe two or three times during Black Panther’s record-breaking opening weekend. Otherwise, I know you wouldn’t want to spoil your upcoming trip by reading the incredible conversation The Glow Up had with the film’s production designer, Hannah…
Black Panther’s Erik Killmonger is not a charismatic show stealer like Thor’s Loki, or a profoundly deranged monster like Jessica Jones’ Kilgrave, but he is easily one of Marvel’s most compelling, heartbreaking, and relatable villains to date. Killmonger definitely isn’t “good,” but he isn’t entirely “bad,” either.
One of the bittersweet things about seeing Black Panther is realizing that the movie being shown in theaters isn’t the long-rumored four hour-long cut Ryan Coogler is said to have submitted to Marvel at one point. But there’s at least one scene we really would have liked to have seen included.
Because the Black Panther has been kicking ass and taking names in Marvel’s comics for over 50 years, it was inevitable that more than a handful of iconic moments from the books would make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
On Sunday night, I sat in a crowded room in Canal Olympia Téranga, the only movie theater in Dakar, Senegal, that was showing Black Panther.
Seeing as how Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact it ends with two credits scenes is hardly a surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that while these scenes seem relatively self-explanatory, there’s a lot more going on in them than you’d think—especially in the second scene.
T’Challa is no longer just the king of Wakanda. After a debut weekend that defied estimates and cemented Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther as one of the most successful Marvel debuts in the studio’s 10-year history, he’s king of the box office too.
Sure, T’Challa is a great Black Panther, but what if we saw someone else in the suit?
Amongst its other virtues, it’s impressive how cleanly and beautifully shot Black Panther’s fight scenes are. In a new video, director Ryan Coogler breaks down the work that went into one of the film’s best.
Rock the vote? Wakanda the vote.
The music for Black Panther is something else. A synthesis of big-budget film orchestration and African-inspired instrumentation, it’s as compelling a creation as the film itself. In this featurette, its composer shows the process that gave it birth.
As we continue to reel from yet another week of revolting news, it’s worth taking a moment to remember that some glimmers of good remain. Being a shill can still get you in some deep shit, and arguing to your entire company that women are biologically inferior to men is still a totally good reason to fire someone. And…
These trolls, clearly trying to ruin everyone else’s fun, have claimed to be moviegoers who were assaulted at Black Panther showings for trying to see the movie while being white.
It’s been a while since I was so excited for a movie that I saw it twice in its opening week. While waiting to prepurchase tickets for Black Panther, I developed an unhealthy obsession with Fandango, and my wallet wept when the Funko POP! figures were released. I was excited to go to Wakanda, y’all, and Wakanda did…