First Reviews for BLACK PANTHER Are In!

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: (EDITOR’S NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available) Signage at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Last night was the World Premiere of Marvel’s Black Pantherwhich will be the studio’s first film that features a black film lead, and director. Held at the historic Dolby theater, it looked like the entire Marvel family plus every black performer were in attendance. Joe, and I were able to attend the premiere, and spotted nearly the entire Black Panther cast along with Martin Lawrence, Mike Coulter, Josh Gad, Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Taika Waititi, Ava Duvernay, Chris Hardwick, Anthony Anderson, Randall Park, David Hasselhoff, Jon Favreau and I’m sure I’m missing more. Without saying too much due to the review embargo, the film is better than or just neck in neck with Captain America: Winter Soldier. This is a historic time for many including myself. Director Ryan Coogler does not shy away from the subtle and major black themes in his third feature outing. However, this doesn’t mean that messages, character traits, and motivations are exclusive to one race of people.

If the fact that Black Panther sold more tickets in its first 24 hours than any other Marvel film doesn’t indicate that this will have a juggernaut opening, and momentum then maybe these early reviews will convince you…….oh and also the review embargo will be lifted 10 days before the film’s release. Marvel has major confidence in the quality of the film, rightly so.



Make sure to check out our Black Panther 101 series which will give you the lowdown on what you need to know before you watch the film. Tickets for Black Panther are on sale now, but good luck trying to score one for opening weekend!

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