Black Panther isn’t just a movie, it’s a movement (Happy Black History Month!). Last Monday, actors, actresses & Hollywood’s elite got together in their best royal & African attire to celebrate the film’s cultural moment.
A Marvel Studios movie directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther tells the story of Black superhero T’Challa who returns home after his father’s death to become King of Wakanda. When the entire nation is threatened, he must use his powers as the Black Panther to bring peace to his land. The movie’s star-studded cast includes actresses and actors from Lupita Nyong’o to Michael B. Jordan to Forest Whitaker.
Now let’s take a look at how our faves graced the Purple Carpet for the premiere.
The movie, although not in theaters yet, has received a lot of media buzz. After all, it is Marvel’s first movie about a black superhero. Representation in all areas, but especially film, is so important as it helps audiences feel they are seeing themselves on screen & connect with the characters or story. Even beyond this being a major diversity milestone, the movie already has rave reviews from the premiere. Rated 7.6/10 on IMDb and 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, Black Panther is sure to be a hit.
Go ahead & get your ticket’s now! If this movie is as good as the styles at the premiere, this is a film you definitely don’t want to miss. Which look was your favorite?