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4K Review: Marvel’s Black Panther
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Black Panther
4K | Blu-ray | DVD

Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: May 15, 2018

Black Panther is the 18th Marvel Studios film to be released. Now just a few months after its initial release, it is coming home on Blu-ray and digital.

Director Ryan Coogler presents audiences with a new kind of superhero film. By weaving in social issues – like culture, identity, and representation – that affect us today, he turns what would have been an ordinary comic book movie into an extraordinary crowning achievement. It’s certainly not a risky film, but one that needed to be made. For there is a superhero in everyone, and it’s high time that we get to see more representation on the big screen. Check out my review of Black Panther on 4K below.

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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Sequel Depends On Ryan Coogler’s Return
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Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler

The world may be waiting for the release of Avengers: Infinity War, but many are still talking about the worldwide phenomenon known as Black Panther. Marvel Studios’ latest film has broken all kinds of box office records and has grossed over $1.3 billion nearly nine and a half weeks after its release. So, of course, they would greenlight a sequel.

However, Marvel knows that you just don’t dive in head first without a story or someone to direct it. And that’s why the studio isn’t ready to pull the trigger on starting production. While Ryan Coogler is working on other projects, he isn’t officially signed on to direct Black Panther 2, and Marvel doesn’t seem like they are interested in doing one without him. More on the story below.

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‘Black Panther’ Digital & Blu-ray Trailer: Celebrate Marvel Studios’ Crowning Achievement In The Comfort Of Your Own Home
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

As Black Panther continues to break box office records, it’s time to think about its home entertainment release. Yes, just a few months after it hit theaters back in February, Marvel Studios’ latest film is already gearing up for a home video release.

Of course, we aren’t just here to talk about the film itself, but what kind of bonus features you can expect to see. And there will be a lot. From the Wakandan women and the actresses who play them to director commentary from Ryan Coogler. There’s also the usual deleted scenes and gag reels, plus some digital exclusives that will make you want to purchase a ticket to travel to the fictional nation of Wakanda. Check out the full details and a home video trailer below.

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Kevin Feige Talks ‘Black Panther’ Sequel, Possible Spinoffs, Taking Risks
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Black Panther Dora Milaje

Black Panther is easily one of the best Marvel Studios films to come out in recent years. And I am not just saying that because it is the most recent film to be released by the studio. The way it addresses social issues, representation, identity, and feminism and still maintains its superhero feel is incredible.

Now that Marvel is turning its attention to Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is talking about Black Panther‘s success. Check out what he had to say about it, the chances for a sequel and possible spinoffs, and more below.

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‘Black Panther’ Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans While They Share What He and The Movie Mean To Them (Video)
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Black Panther Star Chadwick Boseman Surprises Fans

Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel’s latest hit Black Panther, teamed up with Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show to surprise some fans of the movie.

The fans were asked to record messages to Boseman sharing what he and the movie have meant to them, unaware that the actor was standing just a few feet away about to give them a memory they’ll never forget.

Click on over to the other side to check out the video and see their reactions.

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‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Explains Why Bucky Was Missing In The Film
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Letitia Wright as Shuri In Black Panther

When Captain America: Civil War ended, fans got to see what happened to Bucky (Sebastian Stan). With the help of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Captain America (Chris Evans), and Bucky were granted refuge for their acts against the Sokovia Accords. In order to protect Wakanda and himself, Bucky willingly asked to be put in a cryogenic sleep. At the time, it was unclear if he would ever wake up. Then the Avengers: Infinity War trailer came out and we saw him, along with his fellow Avengers, charging towards an unknown enemy. So that led to some speculation that we would at least see him in some sort of capacity in Black Panther.

Well, he wasn’t in it, at least not until the very end. So, what is with his absence? In a new interview with director Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker talks about the Winter Soldier’s absence. There are some spoilers, but if you have already seen the film or are just interested in knowing, find out what he had to say below.

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‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Pens Thank You Letter To Fans
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Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther continues to perform beyond our expectations at the box office.

Marvel’s 18th film is able to tell a beautiful story that uses social issues as themes, and it still remembers that it is a superhero film. So it weaves in those real-world themes with some fantastic comic book sequences. All of that coming from the young Ryan Coogler, who made his directorial debut with the Sundance drama Fruitvale Station and then followed it up with the compelling Creed. Black Panther is Coogler’s third directing effort, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

In light of the film’s success, one would think that it would inflate a filmmaker’s ego. But not Coogler. The director expressed his gratitude to the fans helping make Black Panther a huge success. Read the letter below.

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Stream Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Black Panther’ Soundtrack For Free Now
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Marvel Studios Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther

One thing I forgot to mention in my review of Marvel’ Black Panther – something I regret not putting in – is the fact that the music is an excellent complement to the superhero film. Produced by Kendrick Lamar, the soundtrack is easily one of the most anticipated Marvel soundtracks to date. Probably because it’s one of the few that is worthwhile.

So if you want to take a listen, then I suggest you check out the Spotify embed here below for clips; the full soundtrack is streaming through the Spotify app.

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Movie Review: Black Panther
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Marvel Studios' Black Panther

Black Panther
Director: Ryan Coogler
Screenwriter: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG-13 | 134 Minutes
Release Date: February 16, 2018

Never has a superhero film done more for culture, identity, and representation than Black Panther. Director Ryan Coogler’s standout Marvel film forgoes the traditional superhero blockbuster and gives us a redefined blockbuster that subverts all preconceived notions of what a superhero film should be. By emphasizing on the often overlooked themes like culture, identity, and representation, the film finally gives a loud voice to those who would otherwise be supporting or background characters. What we get is an impressive superhero film that is unique and special.

Black Panther is by far the most political Marvel film to date, and by exploring those aforementioned themes it allows it to stand on its own. By drawing its inspiration from films like James Bond and shows like Game of Thrones, this is a superhero film unlike any other that will leave audiences speechless. Check out the full review below.

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‘Black Panther’ On Empowering Its Complex and Fearless Female Cast
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Black Panther Okoye and Nakia

While the title of Marvel Studios’ upcoming film is Black Panther, the female cast members are really the standout characters of the film. All have their roles to play, but none of them adhere to the tired old tropes of what a female character is supposed to be in a superhero film. Because in Wakanda, the female characters are celebrated as queens, spies, bodyguards, and inventors. And trust me when I say this, the women of Wakanda are people you do not want to fight. Marvel fans got to see a glimpse of them in Captain America: Civil War where Ayo stepped in front of Black Widow and threatened to forcibly remove her if she did not get out of T’Challa’s way.

Now we get to see more of that fearlessness in Black Panther. The film has not one, not two, not three, but four powerful female characters who are ready to step up and fight to protect and for honor. We had a chance to sit down with our fellow journalists during the film’s press junket where Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), and Letitia Wright (Shuri) shared their thoughts on working with director Ryan Coogler on the film, and how it paved the way for more representation and culture to play a role in a film. Check out what they had to say here below.

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