‘Black Panther’ takes blockbusters to Africa, and the future
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For Ryan Coogler, the essence of “Black Panther” came down to one question: What does it mean to be African?
The Oakland-born filmmaker of both “Creed” and “Fruitvale Station” had been given the gargantuan task of shepherding Marvel’s iconic superhero to the ...
Review: ‘Black Panther’ is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking
NEW YORK (AP) — The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart.
For those of us who have sometimes felt pummeled by the ...
African fashion on display at ‘Black Panther’ shows
‘We’ve arrived:’ South Africans cheer ‘Black Panther’ launch
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans have cheered the local premiere of “Black Panther” and have quickly begun dissecting the way actors pronounced the local isiXhosa language used in the film’s fictional kingdom of Wakanda.
Actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira were applauded Friday ...
African fashion on display at early ‘Black Panther’ shows
The vibrant African fashion of “Black Panther” was on display at multiplexes around the country Thursday as moviegoers flocked to the first showings of Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster in traditional African shirts, dresses, head wraps and more.
Some opted to make their own clothes to ...
At 31, Ryan Coogler ascends to the top with ‘Black Panther’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Coogler was feeling overwhelmed by “Black Panther.”
It was only his third feature film and, at just 30-years-old, he was making it with Hollywood’s most powerful studio under enormous cultural expectations and with $200 million to get it right.
Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya is having a good year
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — One year ago, most audiences didn’t know the name Daniel Kaluuya.
Now, the 28-year-old British actor has a best-actor Oscar nomination for starring in one of last year’s biggest films, “Get Out”; a culture-shifting blockbuster opening this week (“Black ...
Nyong’o on ‘Black Panther’: ‘People are claiming it for themselves’
Review: Kendrick Lamar-led ‘Black Panther’ album has power
“Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By,” Various Artists (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope)
At times, the Kendrick Lamar-curated “Black Panther” album feels like a stand-alone set, only loosely related to the Marvel film for which it’s named. But the album is a solid, ...
‘Black Panther’ presales outpacing previous superhero movies
NEW YORK (AP) — Advance ticket sales to Marvel’s “Black Panther” are outpacing all superhero movies on Fandango.
The online ticket service said Wednesday that “Black Panther” is currently outselling its previous record-holder for presale, 2016′s “Batman v Superman.” Following gushing early ...
Coates hopes ‘Black Panther’ hype transfers to comic book
WASHINGTON (AP) — As people gear up for the “Black Panther” movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates wants them to check out the original source, Marvel’s Black Panther comic book, where he’s booting up a massive outer space adventure for the king of Wakanda.
The award-winning author and journalist, in an ...
Boseman: ‘Black Panther’ is ‘a movement’
Rainbow of fashion at ‘Black Panther’ premiere
‘Black Panther’ receives high praise after first screenings
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Incredible” and “kinetic” are just a few of the loving words that people are using to describe and praise Marvel’s “Black Panther.”
The film from director Ryan Coogler had its first screenings Monday night and a premiere in Los Angeles. Official reviews won’t go out ...
Chadwick Boseman: ‘Trump doesn’t get any ‘Black Panther’ promotion time’
Marvel Studios brings ‘Black Panther’ to NY Fashion Week
NEW YORK (AP) — Afrofuturism is now at New York Fashion Week.
Marvel Studios sponsored a small Black Panther-inspired presentation, “Welcome to Wakanda,” on Monday featuring designs by LaQuan Smith, Chromat, Wale Oyejide of the brand Ikire Jones, Fear of God and others, including the ...
Black Panther movie causing excitement around country
There’s a Black Panther party going on all around the country.
Superhero fans, movie fans and especially connoisseurs of black culture — American and African — are eagerly awaiting the debut of Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie starring comic books’ first black superhero with an enthusiasm ...