Why 'Black Panther' Looks Like It's Set in the Future

Danny Woods
January 10, 2018

The movie, starring actors like Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Lupita Nyong'o (Nakia) and Angela Bassett (Ramonda) will be directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed and Fruitvale Station) and may be one of the best representations of afrofuturism we've seen on the big screen yet. "He's dealing with the loss of his father, so similar to any film that deals with royalty, you have a family element and you have a political side, too".

Black Panther is the first black superhero from Marvel and widely considered the first superhero of color. We see Black Panther's humility when his sister Shuri bows in his presence and he tells her to stop. I've been a fan of watching movies way before I even knew I would ever make them. Letitia Wright, who appeared recently in Black Mirror's fourth series' last episode, is playing the sister of T'Challa (Black Panther's real name) and she gives a mocking bow to her brother. It seems from the looks of it that the shot might have great significance for the film. A lot of my friends have asked me to go to the premiere.

Excitement is mounting for Black Panther, the first Marvel movie of 2018, which will hit theaters in just over a month.

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After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. We were looking at all of that stuff and also watched a lot of the James Bond films, but not the new ones.

The clip, released Monday, focuses more on the film's central villains as Jordan plots to take over Wakanda as Erik Killmonger and Serkis as Ulysses Klaue escapes from an interrogation.

Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith will curate and produce "Black Panther: The Album", which does not yet have a release date.

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