The stars of "Black Panther" dressed in their finest African-inspired royal attire and spoke about the importance of representing a black superhero story on screen at the premiere of the new film from Walt Disney's Marvel Entertainment. Whether fans are inspired by the new films or longtime readers, they're clearly ready to come out in droves for their hero: Fandango announced Wednesday that advance ticket sales for Black Panther have eclipsed every other superhero movie ever at the same point in the sales cycle.
Snipes recalled details on the Black Panther project he was involved with to THR which actually went through numerous writers and directors.
The tentpole is heading for a North American opening in the $100 million to $120 million range for the four-day Presidents Day weekend, early tracking showed on January 25. It is expected to make more than $100 million on its opening weekend alone, according to Reuters. Of course, intangible elements like online buzz, its historical nature, as well as glowing early reviews, provide plenty of potential for the film to exceed those expectations.
His appearance in "Captain America: Civil War" ( 2016 ) brought Boseman his first taste of real fame and his celebrity looks set to skyrocket when "Black Panther" opens on February 16, followed in May by "Avengers: Infinity War".
Compared to D.C. Comics and their recent solo "Wonder Woman" movie, the 17 superhero films that Marvel has put out all had no woman or black superhero as the lead character. Ryan Coogler directed the movie from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole.
With the way things are tracking, Marvel's Black Panther has the potential to hiss Deadpool away from the top February opening weekend slot. Jordan's villain Killmonger and Letitia Wright's Shuri also earned high praise.
Black Panther is positioned to be a very influential and impactful movie not only in the MCU, but in all of Hollywood.
World of Wakanda followed side characters in the same fictional African nation that features in the film and original comic book series.