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My dear blogging friend, Brandi, from Mama Knows it All put it best when she tweeted, “Movies like @theblackpanther and @pixarcoco aren’t just for children of color. They’re for EVERYBODY!”
— Brandi Jeter Riley (@BrandiJeter) January 29, 2018
I couldn’t agree more. Being a part of the Pixar Coco Event was not only exciting but it also opened my eyes to a new culture that I have grown to love. And sharing that with my children, they have come to love Coco as much as I do. If I would have looked at Coco as just Hispanic film we would have missed out on a beautiful story about families.
Now excitement is building for the Black Panther movie, but truth be told it’s already been there for many many families. Ever since my 9 year old got his first Black Panther comic book a few years back, he’s been a big fan of the Black Panther. When he started seeing trailers for the Black Panther movie… he insisted we help him learn more. He has been counting the days till we can take him to see it. And of course we always love sharing news with you on new movies to consider for family movie night.
Last year, I had the amazing good fortune of attending Disney press junkets to not only see the newest Disney movie releases but to also go behind the scenes to learn about the making of Disney films and to interview the talent behind the film. There’s nothing like getting a pixie-dust filled email from Disney publicist, Marshall with a subject line of You’re invited. If you are a Disney movie blogger, you’re excited for every movie, but some more than others. There are some where you want, hope, and dream of getting that pixie-dusted email invitation to the press junket. For my dear blogging friends Brandi from Mama Knows It All and Amiyrah from Four Hats & Frugal an invitation to the Black Panther press junket was on their wish list. When it came for them, a few weeks ago, I was overjoyed. It can be just as exciting to see your friends’ dream come true as it can be to have your own. I won’t be on the red carpet with them, but I am honored to help you all learn more about the Black Panther movie through their blog posts and information directly from Disney.
About the Black Panther Marvel movie
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.
The Black Panther movie release date is February 16, 2018.
Black Panther Marvel movie trailers
Take a look at the first Black Panther Teaser Trailer that was released June 9, 2017.
The most recent Black Panther movie trailer.
We’ll share more Black Panther Marvel movie trailers as they become available.
Black Panther Marvel behind the scenes featurettes
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther – From Page to Screen
“Warriors of Wakanda” Featurette
“Good to Be King Featurette
We’ll share more Black Panther Marvel behind the scenes featurette as they become available.
Black Panther Cast
“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
- The Black Panther superhero will be played by Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick will play T’Challa, king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda.
Black Panther’s family members
- T’Challa’s sister and the princess of Wakanda, Shuri is played by Letitia Wright. Shuri designs new technology for the country.
- Angela Bassett plays as T’Challa’s mother and Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda.
Black Panther Warriors
- Nakia, played by Lupita Nyong’o, is an undercover operative of the Dora Milaje, an all-female special forces of Wakanda who serve as T’Challa’s bodyguards. She was also involved romantically with T’Challa in the past.
- Danai Gurira plays the role of Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje. She is an “extremely proud” Wakandan and traditionalist from the Border Tribe.
- Daniel Kaluuya plays a confidant and best friend, W’Kabi, to T’Challa. W’Kabi is the head of security for the Border Tribe that serves as the first line of defense for Wakanda.
- Zuri is an elder statesman in Wakanda, and the keeper of the Heart-Shaped Herb. The role of Zuri is played by Forest Whitaker.
Black Panther Villians
Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, and Winston Duke all play bad guys and villians in the Black Panther movie.
- Ulysses Klaue is a black-market arms dealer, smuggler and gangster working out of South Africa, played by Andy Serkis.
- Michael B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger a Wakandan exile who seeks to overthrow T’Challa.
- Lastly Winston Duke was cast as a powerful, ruthless warrior, M’Baku, who is the leader of Wakanda’s mountain tribe, the Jabari, who are in protest to T’Challa being the new king.
Other Black Panther Characters
- Everett K. Ross, played by Martin Freeman is a member of the CIA’s Joint Counter Terrorism Center.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Black Panther Marvel movie
When does the Black Panther movie come out?
- The Black Panther movie release date is Friday, February 16, 2018.
Who is the Black Panther leader?
- The Black Panther leader is King T’Challa. He is considered king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. He is played by actor, Chadwick Boseman.
What are the Black Panther powers?
- The Black Panther powers are enabled by eating a special heart-shaped herb. It’s a right set aside only for the chieftain of Wakanda. With his mystical connection with the Wakandan Panther God the herb grants him superhumanly acute senses, enhanced strength, speed, agility, stamina, durability, healing, and reflexes. These super powers are enhanced by his black panther-like costume.
More questions with answers coming soon.
Do you have a question you want to be answered about the Black Panther Marvel movie or the Black Panther superhero? Comment below and I’ll pass your question onto Brandi and Amyirah to get answered when they’re in Los Angeles for the Black Panther Marvel movie red carpet premiere and press junket. Better yet follow them on Twitter at @BrandiJeter and @AmiyrahMartin and ask them the question using the #BlackPantherEvent.
Even before the Black Panther press junket was announced Brandi and Amiyrah wrote these blog posts about the Black Panther movie.
- Brandi from Mama Knows It All
- In 4 Things You Need to Know About the Black Panther Movie, Brandi gives us an introduction to the movie.
- In her follow up post, There’s Something Special About Black Panther, Brandi shares what makes Black Panther stand out from Marvel’s other super hero movies.
- Amiyrah from Four Hats & Frugal
- In Amiyrah’s first blog post about Black Panther she introduces us to the women of Marvel’s Black Panther and discusses each of their role’s in the movie and what she hopes to see these women do in Black Panther. Head over to read The Women of Marvel’s Black Panther.
- Recognizing that we would need more information about the the Dora Milaje, Amiyrah followed her first post with, Who are the Dora Milaje – 7 Things You Need to Know.
As the days to the Black Panther press junket got closer, Brandi and Amiyrah shared what they would be doing during the Black Panther press junket in these blog posts. I’ve added some other blog posts about the Black Panther movie, from more of my blogging friends, that I think you will enjoy too.
The Red Carpet Premiere of Black Panther
- Reading Brandi’s Facebook post announcing she was going to the Black Panther press junket, I was so excited for her. I knew how much she had hoped for an experience like this. You can read about her excitement and what she’ll be up to in, I’m going to Hollywood to Walk the Red Carpet for Black Panther.
- Brandi’s follow up about her red carpet experience.
- Just as excited as Brandi, Amiyrah shared her thoughts about going to the red carpet for the Black Panther movie in this post, Black Panther Premiere and Red Carpet in LA – Here I come.
- Amyirah’s follow up about her red carpet experience.
- Erica Chao, from Mama’s Mission, shared her details in Follow Me To LA For The Black Panther Red Carpet Premiere! #BlackPantherEvent.
- Erica’s follow up about her red carpet experience.
- Leanette Fernadez, from Funtastic Life, talked about the upcoming Black Panther press junket in her blog post, I Am Headed to LA for Marvel’s Black Panther Film Adventures & More. Her excitement for Black Panther started with his appearance in Captain America: Civil War.
- Leanette’s follow up about her red carpet experience.
Marvel Studios Black Panther Behind the Scenes Stories
Coming soon we’ll share stories from Brandi, Amiyrah, and other bloggers on the Disney Marvel Studios Black Panther press junket about the making of the Black Panther movie.
Marvel Studios Black Panther Movie reviews
- Click over to read Brandi’s no spoiler Black Panther movie review
Marvel Studios Black Panther Printables & More
Disney did not create printables for the Black Panther movie. I have created this Black Panther word search free printable below.
Have a child or teen excited about the Black Panther movie?
Check out this Black Panther merchandise!
Black Panther Comic Books
- Click over to find a collection of Black Panther comic books on Amazon.
Black Panther Posters
- You can buy Black Panther movie posters on Amazon with this link.
- From masks to action figures, plush to claws Amazon has a large collection of Black Panther toys. Take a look with this link.
Lego Black Panther sets – Available on Amazon with this link.
Follow these channels to learn more:
- Like BLACK PANTHER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPantherMovie
- Follow BLACK PANTHER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theblackpanther
- Follow Marvel Studios on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marvelstudios
The Black Panther movie release date is February 16, 2018!
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