Black Panther

Black Panther
  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 14min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ryan Coogler
  • Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis
  • UK release: 13 February 2018

T’Challa (Boseman) ascends to the throne of Wakanda after his father is killed, and he and former lover Nakia (Nyong’o) must avenge the theft of an artefact made of Wakanda’s precious vibranium. Ground-breaking superhero story with awesome action; Boseman is agile and impressive, but the female contingent is superb and sombre themes sit comfortably alongside comedy.

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Ryan Coogler couldn't pass on helming Black Panther

23 Feb 2018

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Ryan Coogler believes 'Black Panther' can provide African Americans kids with a new group of positive role models. The 31-year-old filmmaker helmed the new Marvel Cinematic Universe film and the project became his most "personal film" because it was…

Lupita Nyong'o told Daniel Kaluuya to protect himself

22 Feb 2018

Film gossip

Lupita Nyong'o gave Daniel Kaluuya advice on how to deal with fame. The 28-year-old actor is continually receiving praise for his role in Jordan Peele's directorial debut 'Get Out' and after starring in the thriller, Kaluuya landed a role opposite…

Ryan Coogler blown away by Black Panther reaction

21 Feb 2018

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Ryan Coogler has been moved to tears by the reaction to 'Black Panther'. The 31-year-old director's Marvel movie brought in a staggering $242 million on its opening weekend, breaking the record for the biggest standalone superhero launch of all time…

Martin Freeman's MCU alter-ego back for more?

18 Feb 2018

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Martin Freeman has teased his Marvel Cinematic Universe character Everett Ross will be back. The 46-year-old actor - who is best known for his role as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit' franchise - reprised his role as the Deputy Task Force Commander of…

Angela Bassett praises Black Panther filmmaker Ryan Coogler

15 Feb 2018

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Angela Bassett thinks 'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is "the man". The 59-year-old 'American Horror Story' actress stars as Queen Ramonda in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and she's revealed that everyone on set had a "marvellous…

Letitia Wright hopes Black Panther will make 'different normal'

13 Feb 2018

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Letitia Wright hopes 'Black Panther' will make "different normal". The 24-year-old actress landed a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as tech-whizz Shuri in the new 'Black Panther' movie, but Wright believes this image is not usually associated…

Lupita Nyong'o jokes about Black Panther support group

13 Feb 2018

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Lupita Nyong'o has joked the cast of 'Black Panther' needed a "support group" to deal with fan frenzy over the movie. The 34-year-old actress stars as Nakia in the hotly anticipated Marvel movie - which is set for release on Friday (16.02.18) - and…

Ryan Coogler was excited to work with Marvel Studios

12 Feb 2018

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Ryan Coogler was "excited" to collaborate with Marvel Studios. The 31-year-old director helmed and co-wrote the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Black Panther' - which is based around their first ever African superhero - and admitted it was a…

Black Panther

12 Feb 20184 stars

Thrilling, Africa-set superhero movie starring Chadwick Boseman that breaks new ground for the MCU

With Black Panther the eighteenth movie in their Cinematic Universe, Marvel have dominated the comic book genre for so long that you could be forgiven for feeling that superhero fatigue has well and truly set in. If audiences still have the appetite, do…

Michael B. Jordan trained for year and half before filming Black Panther

9 Feb 2018

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Michael B. Jordan trained for a year-and-a-half before he began filming 'Black Panther'. The 31-year-old actor stars as villain Erik Kilmonger in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie and revealed the intense training regime - which he compared to…

Lupita Nyong'o thinks it's the time for Black Panther to be released

9 Feb 2018

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Lupita Nyong'o thinks "people are ready" to see a film like 'Black Panther'. The 34-year-old actress plays Special Forces warrior Nakia in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and recently described the heroine as a "war dog" who proves to be…

Chadwick Boseman isn't worried about being typecast

6 Feb 2018

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Chadwick Boseman isn't worried about being typecast as a superhero from now on. The 41-year-old actor plays Black Panther in the Marvel movie series but isn't worried that his role will see him pigeon-holed as an actor as he already has had a string…

Letitia Wright learnt so much from Angela Bassett on Black Panther

6 Feb 2018

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Letitia Wright learned a lot from Angela Bassett on the set of 'Black Panther'. The 24-year-old actress plays Shuri in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie 'Black Panther' alongside the 'American Horror Story' star, and initially she was "really…

Chadwick Boseman couldn't breathe in Black Panther suit

6 Feb 2018

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Chadwick Boseman struggled to breathe when he first wore his 'Black Panther' suit. The 41-year-old actor was first seen as T'Challa aka Black Panther in 2016's 'Captain America: Civil War' but admitted the tight, spandex suit felt too restricting and…

Lupita Nyong'o: Black Panther is not a typical sweetheart story

5 Feb 2018

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Lupita Nyong'o says her 'Blank Panther' alter ego isn't your "average damsel in distress". The 34-year-old actress plays Special Forces warrior Nakia in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, and has described the heroine as a "war dog" who proves…

Ryan Coogler says Black Panther filled lifelong dream

5 Feb 2018

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Ryan Coogler fulfilled a "lifelong dream" when he made 'Black Panther'. The 31-year-old director helmed and co-wrote the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie - which is based around the first ever African superhero - and while shooting the film…

Danai Gurira enjoyed Black Panther buzz cut

2 Feb 2018

Film gossip

Danai Gurira enjoyed being bald for her role in 'Black Panther'. The 39-year-old actress stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie as Okoye - a member of the team of women who serve as special forces soldiers in the fictional African nation of…

Lupita Nyong'o fangirled over Black Panther

1 Feb 2018

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Lupita Nyong'o "fangirled" over 'Black Panther'. The 34-year-old actress plays a Special Forces warrior in the new Marvel blockbuster and got to see the finished movie for the first time at its Hollywood premiere earlier this week. And Lupita was…

Chadwick Boseman says Marvel wasn't a factor for Black Panther

31 Jan 2018

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Chadwick Boseman didn't agree to star in 'Black Panther' because it's a Marvel film. The 41-year-old actor is reprising his role as T'Challa aka Black Panther in the upcoming, standalone movie based around the Marvel comic book character, and…

Chadwick Boseman reveals secret to MCU's success

27 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Chadwick Boseman has praised the Marvel Cinematic Universe for its "interesting" characters and strong ambition with storytelling. The 'Black Panther' actor will reprise his role as Prince T'Challa - the character he first played in 2016's 'Captain…

Nate Moore says Black Panther is a standalone movie

26 Jan 2018

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Nate Moore revealed 'Black Panther' doesn't rely on other "plot points in the Marvel Cinematic Universe". The Marvel Studios producer - who has previously worked on 'Captain America: The Winter Solider' and 'Captain America: Civil War' - has teamed…

Michael B Jordan went to dark place

21 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan went to a "dark place" filming 'Black Panther'. The 30-year-old actor was inspired by the likes of Michael Fassbender and the late Heath Ledger when it came to throwing himself into his portrayal of villain Erik Killmonger in the…

Ryan Coogler compares Black Panther to James Bond

19 Jan 2018

Film gossip

Ryan Coogler said 'Black Panther' is the James Bond of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 31-year-old filmmaker helmed the latest instalment of the MCU - which sees Chadwick Boseman star as Prince T'Challa aka Black Panther - and when Coogler was…

Kendrick Lamar will produce Black Panther soundtrack

4 Jan 2018

Music gossip

Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as producer for the upcoming 'Black Panther' movie soundtrack. The rap star is excited to work with Marvel Studios and filmmaker Ryan Coogler on the project, which will see them create a collection of original songs…

Michael B. Jordan in a 'dark place' with Black Panther role

27 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan was taken to a "dark place" when he took on the role of Erik Killmonger in 'Black Panther'. The 30-year-old actor stars as the antagonist in the upcoming Marvel movie - which is set to hit cinema screens in February - and has said…

Kendrick Lamar to feature on Black Panther soundtrack?

24 Dec 2017

Music gossip

Kendrick Lamar has hinted he's set to feature on the 'Black Panther' movie soundtrack. The much-anticipated new film is due to hit cinema screens in 2018 and Kendrick has suggested he could play a part with the Marvel movie, dropping a major hint in…

Lupita Nyong'o was challenged filming Black Panther

20 Dec 2017

Film gossip

Lupita Nyong'o felt "challenged" when shooting 'Black Panther'. The 34-year-old actress stars as Nakia in the new Marvel Cinematic Universe movie by Ryan Coogler, and Nyong'o revealed the filmmaker avoided the "expected female-rival narrative" in the…

Ryan Coogler 'incredibly attached' to Black Panther

20 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Ryan Coogler is "incredibly attached" to the character of Black Panther. The 31-year-old filmmaker has helmed the new Marvel Cinematic Universe starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular character with the movie based around the first ever black…

Martin Freeman has enlightening journey in Black Panther

20 Nov 2017

Film gossip

Martin Freeman said his Marvel Cinematic Universe character goes on an "enlightening journey" in 'Black Panther'. The 46-year-old actor joined the MCU as CIA agent Everett K. Ross in 'Captain America: Civil War' and is set to reprise his role in the…

Samuel L Jackson surprised by Black Panther omission

16 Aug 2017

Film gossip

Samuel L Jackson is surprised he doesn't make an appearance in 'Black Panther'. The Hollywood star plays the part of Nick Fury in the Marvel movies, but has been omitted from 'Avengers 3', 'Avengers 4' and the Africa-set 'Black Panther' - which has…

Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis join Black Panther

28 Jan 2017

Film gossip

Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis have joined the cast of Marvel's 'Black Panther'. The 45-year-old actor will reprise his role as Everett K. Ross from 'Captain America: Civil War' and Serkis, 52, is to return as 'Avengers: Age of Ultron's Ulysses…

Angela Bassett joins Black Panther

22 Nov 2016

Film gossip

Angela Bassett has joined 'Black Panther'. Marvel Studios have confirmed the 'American Horror Story' star will portray Ramonda, the mother of the titular character, aka T'Challa, in the forthcoming film. A statement on the studio's website read…

Lupita Nyong'o 'so excited' for Black Panther

21 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Lupita Nyong'o is "so excited" to find out what her body "can do" when she is filming 'Black Panther'. The 33-year-old actress is to star as Nakia in the upcoming Marvel superhero movie, and she is looking forward to teaming up with director Ryan…

Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther will be gritty

6 Sep 2016

Film gossip

Chadwick Boseman has revealed 'Black Panther' will be "gritty". The 39-year-old actor is to star in the upcoming Marvel movie, and he has confirmed the motion picture features a distinctly different tone to the other titles in the cinematic universe…

Michael B. Jordan to play Black Panther villain

24 Jul 2016

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan will play Erik Killmonger in 'Black Panther'. The 29-year-old actor is teaming up with his 'Creed' and 'Fruitvale Station' director Ryan Coogler for the third time to film the movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular…

John Boyega wanted for Black Panther

19 May 2016

Film gossip

John Boyega is being lined-up for a role in 'Black Panther'. The 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' actor is reportedly in negotiations to board the Marvel movie, which already boasts an impressive ensemble in Chadwick Boseman as the titular superhero and…

Michael B. Jordan joins Black Panther cast

14 May 2016

Film gossip

Michael B. Jordan has joined the cast of Marvel's 'Black Panther'. The 29-year-old actor will team up with his 'Creed' and 'Fruitvale Station' director Ryan Coogler for the third time to film the movie, which stars Chadwick Boseman as the titular…

Lupita Nyong'o set for Black Panther role

13 May 2016

Film gossip

Lupita Nyong'o is in talks to star in the solo 'Black Panther' movie. The Oscar-winning actress is being eyed to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the love interest of the superhero in the blockbuster set for release in 2018. A source told…

Ryan Coogler to direct Black Panther

13 Jan 2016

Film gossip

'Black Panther' will be directed by Ryan Coogler. The 'Creed' filmmaker - who received critical acclaim for directing the boxing drama - has been confirmed to take on the star-studded Marvel Studios movie which will see 'Get On Up' actor Chadwick…

Stan Lee reveals Black Panther movie is in the works

2 Sep 2014

Film gossip

Stan Lee has suggested plans to make a Black Panther movie are still in development. Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, says that Marvel Studios will look to make a film based on the first black superhero in mainstream American…

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