After stealing the show in Civil War (well I think he did anyway) Chadwick Boseman’s stand alone Black Panther film looks like it’s going to be one hell of a ride.
What I Liked:
- The Cast – Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B Jordan, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis etc. What a talented bunch!!
- I’m particularly looking forward to seeing the ladies who make up the Dora Milaje an all female special forces team who are T’challa’ s bodyguards! These badass women are comparatively Marvel’s answer to the Amazons of Themyscira which is totally cool and hopefully we will get some awesome sequences of these warrior women like we did in DC’s Wonder Woman.
- The costumes!!! – I freaking love the mixture of traditional tribal African garments and modern silhouettes in a plethora of gorgeous colours, which represent the interesting fact that Wakanda is far beyond other civilisations but is still firmly rooted in its own history and traditions. Ruth E. Carter is the genius behind these stunning costumes and I can’t wait to see more of them in the film.
- Wakanda being referenced to as ‘El Dorado‘ and that everyone was wrong about it being in South America. – This gives Wakanda an air of mystery and prestige and judging from the trailer it’s a high-tech metropolis that has somehow been hidden from the world. How?
- The fighting looks awesome
- Ryan Coogler – Co-Wrote and Directed, he’s a new talent with Black Panther being his third feature film and from the footage, it looks like it’s going to be a solid movie to honour Black Panther and all her stands for.
- Are any Avengers going to make an appearance? – Personally, I hope the answer is no as I really want Marvel to delve into the Black Panther mythology without the any of the Avengers interfering
- Is T’Challa legitly the Black Panther even though he didn’t go through any trials or is that just something we didn’t get to see?? – or will his coming up against Jordan’s Killmonger and Ape Man prove his worthiness?
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