Marvel Studios has been on a recent roll producing well-received hits for the past few years. Every film from Ant-Man to last year’s Thor: Ragnarok was welcomed with both critical and financial success. Some have been trying to predict which film may be Marvel’s first flop, but at this rate that will not be happening anytime soon. The horizon of 2018 seems like it is going to shine the studio with the greatest light that it has ever seen. Avengers: Infinity War will begin the ceremonial event that is wrapping up ten years of the universe. Ant-Man and the Wasp will provide audiences with a very unique superhero film that will only boost the studio’s range and flexibility. Black Panther, on the other hand, will aim to reach new heights by introducing a new unique corner of the universe with a dominantly black cast.
Everything from the cast, crew, costume designs and soundtrack could not have people more excited to visit Wakanda. The film does not release for another two weeks in the U.S, but fans can now get an idea of what to expect based on social media reactions from the Los Angeles World Premier. Before one examines these reactions, they should take deep breathes to ease their nerves. By the early looks of it, the film will be a massive hit like no other. The bar will not only be raised high for the studio, but for comic book films in general.
Usually when social reactions from a new Marvel film drop- people want to know two things. The first being how the comedy was handled if applicable. The second being how strong the antagonist proved him/herself to be. Last year fans saw great unique villains like The Grandmaster, Ego, Hela, and the Vulture. Without a doubt their best year for villainy. 2018 may give these three a run from their money with Killmonger and Thanos. There could not be better music to any fan who is tired of arguing the “Marvel Villain” problem. The following tweets all feature praise for Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger.
Finally, some celebrities who saw the film could not contain their praise from reaching their keyboards. Even two other Marvel directors took to the internet to support their sister films.
One should not be surprised at how extremely positive these initial reactions are. The production always had an ace team working hard in front and behind the camera. The only question now is whether or not the rest of the world is ready to buy a one-way ticket to Wakanda. Top tier relatable villains with thorough character arcs? Awesome representation of female warriors?
Check back soon in a few weeks when the review embargo drops for our thoughts on Black Panther- Andrew J. Salazar (@yokis101 on Twitter)
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman.