Today: Saudi Arabia Prepares for First Public Cinema Opening in 35 Years

‘Black Panther’ is set to make history on Wednesday night in Riyadh, with 40 seconds of the film having been cut by local censors. For Saudi Arabia’s film industry, April 18, 2018 should go down in history. At roughly 9 p.m. in Riyadh (11 a.m. PT), around 600 guests will sit down in a refitted ultra-modern conference hall in the King Abdullah Financial District to … Continue reading Today: Saudi Arabia Prepares for First Public Cinema Opening in 35 Years

It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

Now, Black Panther has taken down the Titanic. Black Panther train is showing no signs of slowing down. The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest superhero story ripped through the box office following its Feb. 16 debut, bringing in hundreds of millions and even earning Oscar buzz. Naturally, the film has also been demolishing box office records previously held by pop-culture juggernauts such as The Dark Knight … Continue reading It Happened: Black Panther Just Crushed Titanic’s 21-Year-Old Box Office Record

‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

WOW! Another first for Black Panther. Wakanda forever. Marvel’s superhero blockbuster will help open the first movie theater in Saudi Arabia on April 18, ending a 35-year ban on cinemas. Black Panther is set to make some more history. Marvel’s record-breaking superhero blockbuster — which has already amassed north of $1.2 billion since launching in February — will herald Saudi Arabia’s long-awaited return to the … Continue reading ‘Black Panther’ to Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

American film and television have long been among the United States’ most capacious exports, sending to overseas audiences a pernicious inventory of racial tropes, stereotypes and distortions. Those misperceptions arrived in Asia years before my brother did. The Opportunity Agenda president Alan Jenkins writes that after years of exporting harmful depictions of Black men and women to the world, Hollywood has an “export of which … Continue reading The Global Significance of ‘Black Panther’ (Guest Column – Alan Jenkins)

The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

How Chadwick Boseman and Ryan Coogler created the most radical superhero movie of all time Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at … Continue reading The ‘Black Panther’ Revolution

Black Panther’s Breakout Star Winston Duke Is Here to Call You Out

It takes a lot to stand out in a movie with a cast as stacked as Black Panther. But somehow newcomer Winston Duke manages to steal the show as M’Baku, leader of the Jabari tribe. GQ caught up with Duke to ask him what it’s like to be a part of a phenomenon your very first time out. The first words Winston Duke says in … Continue reading Black Panther’s Breakout Star Winston Duke Is Here to Call You Out

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW

Wowza . . . and the numbers keep climbing – over $700 million worldwide. Wakanda Forever! After shattering expectations in his opening frame last weekend, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther tore up another $83.8M in 55 material markets this session. That lifts the international box office to $304M and the global cume to $704M. Overall overseas, the Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero movie is now running 40% ahead of … Continue reading Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Runs Past $300M Offshore, $700M WW

Winston Duke Had Marvel’s Greatest Introduction

Gotta luvbs him!! Marvel’s newest star talks his scene-stealing role as M’Baku in Black Panther, and how the film challenges the values of Trump’s America. In late 2016, shortly after finding out he’d been cast as M’Baku in Black Panther—and the news of his casting had quickly made its way online—Winston Duke went to Blastoff Comics in North Hollywood to begin research for his first-ever … Continue reading Winston Duke Had Marvel’s Greatest Introduction

Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

  Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the first black superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had its world premiere last night. While the reviews are under embargo until February 6 (ten days before the movie comes out), the initial reactions on social media are in: people love it. Not only did the early reactions agree that it’s one of the best movies in MCU, they also … Continue reading Black Panther had its world premiere last night, and people say it’s a ‘thoughtful masterpiece’

Marvel | *NEW* Black Panther Posters

Black Panther Absolutely love these posters and costumes! His Father’s Legacy Her King’s Love His Enemy’s Revenge Her Son’s Survival His People’s Rage Her Brother’s Keeper His King’s Commands His People’s Pride His Nation’s Security Her Nation’s Honor Wakanda Forever . . . in theaters February 16th!     Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the pictures. No copyright infringement intended. Continue reading Marvel | *NEW* Black Panther Posters