Black Panther

Movie critics are calling ‘Black Panther‘ the best movie in the Avengers franchise after watching the West Coast premiere. The critics are raving about Black Panther after attending the world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday. Black Panther is a fantasy and science fiction film about a superhero in a mythical African nation.

Among those blown away by the movie were Umberto Gonzalez, a film reporter for The Wrap, who wrote on Twitter, “I think the argument can be made for #BlackPanther being the best Marvel film ever! Just got out of premiere & overwhelmed at the imagery, the majesty, & a film that elevates the superhero genre to new heights.”

Courtney B. Vance, Bronwyn Vance, Angela Bassett, Slater Vance

Angela Bassett, who plays Ramonda, T’Challa’s royal mother told Variety.com that she was delighted to see a group of black actors and filmmakers get the chance to create a superhero epic about an advanced African society.

Bassett, 59, is pictured with husband Courtney B. Vance, and their children Bronwyn Vance and Slater Vance.

Asked about what she loved about the movie she said, “To see all these beautiful, talented black people all in one place, this black nation, coming together, technologically advanced with so much swag and brilliance.”

Daniel Kaluuya at Film Premiere of Black Panther

Describing the film’s new take on the superhero genre, Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya, who stars as T’Challa’s best friend and security chief W’Kabi, added, “This is how it’s supposed to be, this is the actual world and this reflects the world and we have to tell honest stories from all perspectives, not just one.”

Chadwick Boseman at Film Premiere of Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa, an African prince ruling the fictional kingdom of Wakanda whose alter ego is the superhero Black Panther.

Zinzi Evans, Ryan Coogler at World Premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther

Director Ryan Coogler (pictured with his wife Zinzi Evans) says his movie is not a prequel to the next Avengers movie. Coogler tells Screen Rant that Marvel Studios bosses made no request for his superhero movie to set the stage for Avengers: Infinity War.

Coogler says Black Panther works well as a standalone film.

Black Panther is set to break records at the box office when it is released on Feb. 16. It is already tracking for a $100 million to $150 million debut.

Photos by FayesVision, Brian To/WENN.com



  • iWasteTime

    Thank You Sandra!
    I was waiting on this!!
    I can’t wait to see and. we’re going as a whole family.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I CANNOTTTTTTTTTTT WAIT to see it

  • Gloria

    looking forward to seeing this! <3

  • iWasteTime
  • Kim’s Original Face

    When I tell yall I CAINTTTT wait to see this!!

    Front and center next Thursdayyyyy everybody looked goodt!

    so excited to see this

  • Phillybruh

    Got my tickets two weeks ago…My oldest has been asking to see this since they announced it.

  • Renee26

    Awesome…I am here for it! Michael B Jordan up there looking like a scrumptious meal…I bet he’s finger licking goodt

  • Renee26

    I’m slow…didn’t know Angela was married to Courtney… Well alright!!

  • Kanyade

    Be still my heart. I wish this film NOTHING BUT SUCCESS.

  • Vonn

    Not my type of movie, but I’m definitely going to go see it. Gotta support my skin folk. This movie is going to kick box office butt. I love Chadwick with his talented self.

  • iWasteTime

    Every time I see Chadwick, I see James Brown. He Played the Hell out of that roll!

  • Kanyade

    I’m glad the film didn’t have to set the stage for Infinity Wars. I’m glad it will be a standalone. For me, the best Marvel of this ilk is Captain America: Civil War, so I’m glad that it sounds like fanboys and critics think Black Panther is even better than that! Honestly though, it will kinda take place after Civil War, story-wise.

    Also, Chadwick Boseman is my future-ex-husband… Seriously beautiful, handsome, talented, FINE man. And when he’s in character as T’Challa (sp?), owhoooooo that accent. MERCY.

    He had chemistry with every character he was on screen with in Captain America: Civil War. EVERY Avenger. Every secondary character. Every background character. Every scene, setting, lighting, pixel…CHEMISTRY.

    I love him so much LOL

  • Li

    Read about Wesley Snipe’s attempts for 25 yrs to make the movie:
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/black-panther-wesley-snipes-reveals-untold-story-behind-90s-film-1078868
    Interesting and funny, esp. about John Singleton.

  • Kanyade

    Oh yes he did!!!! Mercy! Yes!

  • Li

    I agree. I’m not a comic book follower but I would see this for curiosity.
    OT: I’m starting to believe that Angela Bassett is the worst actress there is. I’m watching 911 on Fox and everytime she comes on screen it’s very grating.

  • Li

    DESERVED an Oscar nom. I don’t think the producers (Mick Jagger) pushed that movie hard enough.

  • Vonn

    Yes he did. He was excellent as Thurgood Marshall too. I’ve liked him in everything I’ve seen him in.

  • Phillybruh

    I think its sad she has to do TV she should be picking her roles like Meryl Streep.

  • Vonn

    Angela is an excellent actress, the character that she plays on 911 is not well written. I think they need to balance her out. This will be my very first Marvel movie.

  • Renee26

    I’m smiling so big looking at everyone who dressed up….they killed it!!

  • tintin

    Chadwick is yummy..
    and Director Ryan Coogler is not bad looking himself.

  • Vonn

    Ryan looks a little too sweet.

  • millz
  • Renee26

    Not to me…he’s yummy looking… looks like the quiet type probably not a thug bone in his body… his wife is beautiful

  • Beautiful

    I already have my tickets. I’ll probably go watch this two or three times. Chadwick and Daniel are both fine. Ryan’s wife looks pretty. Angela Bassett has a beautiful family. Ryan Coogler does not get enough props!!!!!! He’s the best director out now. Hands down, and is he even 30 yet?

  • Soda

    Black Power!?

  • Beautiful

    Well they say Michael B Jordan is more than a friend. That’s why he always casts him but I really didn’t want to bring any negativity into this beautiful post.

  • Applebootay

    Definitely my type of movie, because I grew up on Marvel comics…well reading my brothers comic magazines……we use to transform into all the characters and fight each other. PLUS this is about a new age AFRICA!! SHEESH…I’m going to see it at the movies, buy the DVD….I CANNOT WAIT!!

  • Applebootay

    THIS!!!

  • You Could Never

    She done good.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Every black man isn’t gay.

  • Applebootay

    I love Captain America…ALL OF THAT Marvel and DC Comics…I’m here for ALL OF IT>

  • Toni ToniToni

    YASSSS!
    I cannot wait to see this!!!
    TOLD my son to grab me 4 tickets before it sells out…

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sandra has you in your feelings, huh?
    Bless your heart.

  • Applebootay

    I feel the exact same way….maybe she is better for the big screen and I don’t know why I would make that comparison…I think her levels are too deep for TV…if that makes sense….

  • Toni ToniToni

    YUP! THAT PAAAAWWWWWWTTTTT!

  • Applebootay

    Straight up? Your first. WOW….No DC….nothing?

  • Vonn

    She is & I love her hair.

  • Li

    @Applebootay – maybe that’s it. Because she seems IMO to overdo the acting.

  • Applebootay

    He also has the recent movie Marshall where he played Thurgood Marshall

  • Solstice

    I LOVE Marvel and have been waiting for this movie since they debuted Blank Panther in mmm (I can’t remember ? Captain America? Idk, the one where they shot his father) Anyhow, I am ALL FOR IT!! And will be at the theater in line opening day! ???

  • Applebootay

    But I was thinking the exact same thing…SHE DONE GOOD by Black Panther..I’m so proud

  • Anunnaki

    Im not real hip on lingo, but what does, “she snatched ny edges” mean

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    I’m curious to see how folks who aren’t usual comic book film goers are going to like it. I suspect y’all will still not be that into it.

    I hate the horror genre nowadays. You could not pay me to watch any of those films not even with a Black cast lol

  • Ms.Vanilla

    It’s about time. I’m tired of seeing movies about slavery and civil rights as if that’s all we can contribute.

  • Beautiful

    No every black man isn’t gay but Ryan and Michael sure do look it.

  • Solstice

    So do I ??

  • iWasteTime

    Marshall was excellent.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Go lupita that dress is to die for

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    David Oyelowo has his wife in that African inspired print….chilllle https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/17bb253990f201cfffd29503afd1c5512841ba1c7f654bcbebda38231cf4a48b.gif

  • Ni Ni

    I haven’t seen her new show yet, but her acting isn’t all that great, she overacts. I think she has Fantasia beat with all the lip quivering.

  • iWasteTime

    Issa looks amazing!!

  • bemetoo

    u can tell devon and megan have hot nasty sweaty sex

  • Vonn

    Issa is looking regal & glorious. Shouldn’t hasselhoff be somewhere eating a burger off of the floor?

  • iWasteTime

    On this here post. She’ll have me red hot in a post or two …lol

  • Dahl

    Daniel Kaluuya is sooo fine. Yara is a cutie. I ??Angela Basset and think she and her hubby are a great looking couple. I just wish she’d have blended that wig part better. And that Issa Rae didn’t wear the same shoes as her. Megan Goode looks like she stays high to deal with her suspect-looking husband. All that PDA screams trouble in paradise…

  • Vonn

    Probably not. Unless there’s a predominantly black cast, I wont watch another Marvel another movie.

  • Dahl

    ??

  • Vonn

    Not a one. Movies or tv based ones. I almost watched Smallville, the TV show because the guy playing Clark was fiiiine.

  • Renee26

    He proud ain’t he??

  • Vonn

    Lol

  • Renee26

    Ion believe it for a second…the only one looking sweet (in their pose) to me is David Oyelowo with those duck lips

  • JRock

    Angela Bassethound kids look great. Her twins are growing into their looks. Personally, I don’t like her or her so-called non-acting skills. Every time she has a platform to speak she is always acting like she is the best actress since the invention of time, the automobile, yellow mustard, cornbread, fat back and scrapple.

    l love when she tried to shade President Obama and he gave her a look that was priceless!

    It was at the President and First Lady’s farewell event (I wanna say it was at the Warner Theater in D.C.) anyway, this trans bish gets on stage and turns on her act then she looks at the President and says there is more than one great man here tonight. My husband is a great man too. President Obama looked at her like bish please, turned his head and started talking to the person next to him. He wasn’t even paying attention to what she was saying after that and kept his head turned the whole time she was talking. I fell out laughing. Take dat Ms. I am such a thespian. Girl eat yourself the next time you’re hungry cuz yous full of shit.

  • Renee26

    Best movie of 2017 IMO

  • Dowoop

    So will I!

  • Dowoop

    Yes – If i only see one movie at the theater this year this will be it.

  • Beautiful

    I don’t want to believe it about Ryan but he is wearing that scarf. I do believe it about Michael.

  • BadAss Will

    It so long to realize black can do all those blockbuster movies white people can do we can to….. bring in my latinas

  • Soon2BWife

    Lord, I have been waiting to see us dipicted as something other than slaves, junkies, hoes, drug dealers, pimps or in drag. Black people’s history doesn’t start with slavery. We were our own people in our own nations. Though this movie is mythical and fictional it shows another side of us.

  • Kemi

    I’m so ready to watch this! So proud of the production and cast. They all look so good!

  • hottlanta

    Slavery and civil rights did contribute something to this country. Those 2 things made it possible for this movie to be made. Sick of black folks who got a car and a bank account and think that slavery is an afterthought. Then like Roland Martin said to Snoop.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDe0zdu92DU

  • hottlanta

    Loving it. Everyone looks so regal and phune. Chadwick UMP, UMP, UMP. Still laughing at the church lady who is the main one wearing the least amount of fabric.

  • Yardgirl

    This gif is iconic and represents the feelings of a lot of us!! Love it!!

  • Shawty

    Glad to see one of our movies getting some love. Got to see it!
    (Side note) Where the hell Angela Bassett kids been? NEVER knew this woman had kids period. That’s how to keep your life private…kudos!

  • Yardgirl

    **sniggles** He tried it.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Everyone looked great, but that GOTDAMN ANGELA!!! Angela, Angela, Angela…smh

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    “I’m glad the film didn’t have to set the stage for Infinity Wars.”

    Girl yes!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I got my African garb ready. Going to see it at a private event in my city. We gone show out!!! Wakanda forever!!!

  • SpillyNillie

    Can’t wait!

  • interestingconcept1

    Wesley Snipes never got this much support, lol

  • JRock

    Getting my ticket in advance as soon as they go on sale!

  • Bam Bam Li

    Black poweeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!! That’s all ??

  • Ozad

    I have to say I liked the majority ( except Hasselhoff) looks on the red carpet especially the African themed ones.

  • TawnyDelux

    theyre on sale now

  • Shenanigans1

    Got my tickets!!

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    I’m boycotting the film… I can’t believe they gave Kendrick Lamar the entire soundtrack. I can’t spend $18 and then be forced to listen to that dude for 2 hours lol…. I’m going watch it once it leaks free online… I can’t support anybody that says “Black people, don’t respect themselves”. Kendrick had no right to be anywhere near a film that promotes Black Power and strength. Ryan Coogler the producer/director was being lazy, and instead of choosing artists like Big Krit & Lupe… He decided to play favoritism instead. It Ruined the entire film for me. Thanks Ryan.. I’m never watching another film by that director. I’m disappointed. I was waiting 2 years to see this movie!

  • Li

    LMAO

  • Li

    Oh lawd, you just turned me away from the movie. Is it all going to be rap? Why? If it’s about Africa why didn’t they get an African musician?

  • ALLMINE?

    the enitre soundtrack is him??

  • ALLMINE?

    i don’t think its set in africa..

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Where are the folks that you are sick of because it’s definitely not me. I do not think of slavery as an afterthought..Blacks are more than that… that’s what I’m saying. Please do not assume that just because I make one comment that I am downing or trivializing black history because I am not. NOt to mention you have no idea what race I am so please do not assume.

  • Cannelle

    I love this. I love her.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Yeeeeessss! I’M LOVING ALL!!! OF THIS!!!!!! #BLACKPANTHER

  • BeUtFullSoul

    IDK if that’s Sterling K. Browns’ SON, ..but that FACE he’s making is hiliarious! LOL

  • hottlanta

    I don’t care what race you are and if you ain’t black please don’t come on here as if you know how we live, eat, work and love.Because if you are white and tired of slave/civil rights movies you must be feeling guilty about something.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Wow… What a closed minded statement. Good day to you. Have at it, knock yourself out.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You’re welcome hon.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Looking forward to this movie!

  • Unhappy American

    Ppl tired of seeing WHITE TV & movies I know I am

  • 90’sBawdy

    Melanin on fleek!!!!

  • Queen B

    I can’t wait til this comes out!

  • Queen B

    Lol lets hope its only a 2 second snippet of each song

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Please research people, before spreading lies about the soundtrack. It’s being produced by Kendrick Lamar, which it’s going to be featuring more than just hip hop! SMH!

  • puppylove

    The film is set before civil war. I believe although the studio said it doesn’t have to set up infinity war, they still have to explain how they reprogrammed the winter soldier.

  • puppylove

    You were looking for any reason not to like this film. Glad you found it. FYI Kendrick is producing the soundtrack other artists will be included.

  • Pamela

    There’s even some Xhosa language spoken in the movie. That’s what I’m talking about.

  • Coco_Butter

    I hope they eliminate the character That Michael B Jordan plays at the end. I don’t want to see him in sequels.

    I can’t stand that b@stard he’s soooooooooo overrated

  • JRock

    Cool. Thank you. Getting mine now!!!

  • Julia Lyons

    All of that gorgeous, dark-skinned beautifulness represented in this film has me swooning! <3

    I hope that they don't allow everybody in Black Hollywood to oversaturate the next installment. Everybody and the Easter Bunny is going to want to be in this billion dollar blockbuster! :-(

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Only artists from his record label. It’s pretty much a compilation disk of all the artists of his label lol

  • Jussjess25

    Wow those are some beautiful black people there! Shees

  • GIJoeJones

    Agreed, there are so few stories that simply tell the story of a person that happens to be black and great. It seems to always fall into the category of overcoming oppression, enduring oppression, or making progress in a system that doesn’t want us there. How nice is it to see a story that has nothing to do with anyone but US, living out an adventure set in a world of our own design.

  • Tammie Reed

    I’m here in Los Angeles for the red carpet premiere and the press junket, it was very good! The cast is awesome too…Great job!

  • Ro

    I so looking forward to seeing this movie!

  • Mister Fantastic

    Wow! I am sooo excited to see this movie, for real!

  • Kanyade

    Precisely (re: the Winter Soldier). And when T’Challa is saying to someone, “Get that man a shield”, I know he’s talking about Captain ‘Merica, so I just assumed it was post Civil-War with Steve and Bucky hiding out in Wakanda.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    Bought my tix about 2 or 3 weeks ago.

    …waiting excitedly!!!

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