LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Kingdom of Wakanda is staking out turf on the Disney + streaming service.
A TV series set in the “Black Panther” kingdom will be developed as part of a five-year,...
The Ryan Coogler-produced Fred Hampton film “Judas and the Black Messiah” will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival before heading to HBO Max and theaters, programmers announced...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family, friends and dignitaries including Ice Cube, Stevie Wonder and Congresswoman Maxine Waters were among those mourning director John Singleton at his Los Angeles funeral on...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local):
Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Academy Awards that sparkled with more women and African-American winners than ever before came to a screeching halt with the night's final honor. Some would even call it a...
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Coming off a big night at the Grammys, Donald Glover and his alter-ego Childish Gambino were nominated Wednesday for five NAACP Image Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off of its win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, "Black Panther" is heading back into theaters.
Disney announced Monday that Ryan Coogler's Oscar nominee will play for free Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month. Disney also said it will give a $1.5 million grant to support the United Negro College Fund.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
The 2019 Oscar nominations are full of surprises and some downright stupefying snubs.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading nominees. And yet, there were more than a handful of downright stupefying exclusions, including Bradley Cooper and Ryan Coogler for director (or any woman, for that matter), Emily Blunt for actress, "Eighth Grade" and the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America award for outstanding directorial achievement.
The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.
A look at the biggest box-office hits and flops of 2018:
HIT: "Black Panther": On a budget of $210 million, Ryan Coogler's superhero film — the first to feature a predominantly black cast — grossed more than $700 million domestically (third highest all-time, not accounting for inflation) and $1.3 billion worldwide. It became the first movie to top the weekend box office five times in a row since "Avatar."
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" has, in a way, already been to the Oscars.
Much of the film's cast was eagerly highlighted at March's ceremony: a welcome splash of blockbuster luster at an Academy Awards that largely lacked it. "Black Panther" had at the time already been in theaters for a few weeks, leading host Jimmy Kimmel to note:
The weight of legacy hangs heavily over "Creed II." Not just for most of the characters, who must come to grips with their own family histories. But also for the filmmakers, tasked with making a sequel to a successful spin-off of a beloved franchise. It would put any film on the ropes. Not this one.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Coogler isn't leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to "Black Panther."
A person close to the production who requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to announce the deal confirmed Coogler's return to the Marvel franchise on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter first reported Coogler's widely expected involvement in the "Black Panther" sequel.
Neither a start date nor a release date has yet been announced.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the "Space Jam 2" team.
James' production company SpringHill Entertainment tweeted Wednesday that Coogler will produce the sequel to the 1996 movie that featured Michael Jordan alongside Warner Bros.' animated characters.
"Random Acts of Flyness" creator Terence Nance will direct James, and Bugs Bunny, in the film.
CANNES, France (AP) — At the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday, filmmaker Ryan Coogler reflected on the historic sensation of "Black Panther" and the changes he hopes it might effect on the movie business.
Noting that Hollywood theories can't be challenged "if you don't have anything that disproves it," Coogler said in a conversation on stage that he hopes "Black Panther" is the groundbreaking force many say it is, disproving the old myths that black films "don't travel overseas."
NEW YORK (AP) — It took six weeks but "Black Panther" has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising" dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The pop culture sensation "Black Panther" has set another record: most tweeted about movie ever.
Twitter said Tuesday that Ryan Coogler's box-office smash has been tweeted about more than 35 million times. That pushes it ahead of the previous record-holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The most recent "Star Wars" installment, "The Last Jedi," ranks third.
NEW YORK (AP) — Not since "Avatar" has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of "Black Panther." Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.
The Disney release grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates, pushing its domestic haul to $605.4 million. Worldwide, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $1.1 billion.
Spielberg: ‘Black Panther’ will ‘really change things’
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" scored $111.7 million at the North American box office in its second week according to final studio figures Monday, putting Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation on a trajectory that could ultimately land it among the highest grossing films.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever.
Michael B. Jordan was inspired by ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler
NEW YORK (AP) — With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, "Black Panther" has set another box-office record: biggest Monday ever.
The Walt Disney Co. again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The film's updated Monday performance — $7 million higher than Disney earlier forecast — narrowly topped the previous record, set by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in 2015 with $40.1 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" is so far raking it in over the holiday weekend.
The Walt Disney Co. estimated Saturday the Marvel Comics superhero movie earned $75.8 million domestically for its opening Friday, the eighth biggest day in industry history.
Disney now estimates the movie will earn between $190 million and $210 million for the four-day Presidents Day weekend that started Thursday.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Scientist. Warrior. Queen Mother. Spy. These are just a few of the job titles of the women of "Black Panther," now playing nationwide.
None of them are fighting over a guy, or needing one to save them. They are fierce, proud, intelligent and capable. And, in the case of Danai Gurira's character Okoye and her fellow Dora Milaje fighters: Bald and rocking a bold lip while protecting the nation of Wakanda at the highest level.
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NEW YORK (AP) — No one is more at the epicenter of the watershed pop-culture moment that is "Black Panther" than Chadwick Boseman, the Panther himself.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" Ryan Coogler.