Black Panther alternate ending

Black Panther is tearing up the box office and generating mountains of hype, and rightfully so. Already breaking records a few days removed from its opening weekend, Black Panther is the film everyone wants more of. So here’s something new: director Ryan Coogler recently dropped some info regarding a Black Panther alternate ending. He also spoke a bit about a MCU character’s absence from the film. Spoilers follow.

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black panther casino fight

In the hype-filled weeks leading up to the release of Black Panther, one of the few scenes to be shown in its entirety was the casino fight scene. And for good reason.

In a movie teeming with exciting action scenes, the casino fight stands out. Taking place on two levels of an illicit casino in South Korea, it’s perhaps the most stylish and stylized of all the battles in Black Panther not simply because of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and Okoye’s (Danai Gurira) glamorous outfits. It’s because the scene has the balletic choreography and assured camera work of a great action film. And for a Marvel movie, that’s saying something.

In a video for Vanity Fair, director Ryan Coogler breaks down the minutiae of the scene, including everything from the colors of T’Challa, Nakia, and Okoye’s outfits, to that iconic wig-throwing moment.

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Black Panther Box Office

The box office predictions for the opening weekend of Black Panther kept climbing last week, even in the hours leading up to the first showings of the movie Thursday night. Now the weekend estimates are starting to become more clear, and the box office haul has far exceeded any expectations analysts had for the new Marvel movie.

As of Sunday morning, Disney’s estimates for the opening weekend of Black Panther peg the Ryan Coogler-directed movie as pulling in $192 million for the three-day weekend and $218 million for the four-day Presidents Day holiday weekend. However, industry estimates outside the studio are a little higher. Get the details on the Black Panther box office below. Read More »

Black Panther Theater Attacks

If you’ve spent even a small amount of time on the internet, you know that it can be just as awful as it is great. More recently, the social media landscape has been more horrific than pleasing, and a new example of intentional lies being used to create division and controversy has found its way to the cinema.

This weekend brings Black Panther to theaters, a milestone Marvel movie for a number of reasons, not the least of which is how much black talent is present on the screen and behind the camera. But some racist trolls have used this as an opportunity to heighten racial tension and hate with outright lies about white people being attacked by black audience members. Read More »

Black Panther Clip - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this special Black Panther edition, watch as director Ryan Coogler breaks down a key sequence from the Marvel movie hitting theaters this weekend and also surprises a group of film students. Plus, check out an extensive interview with Chadwick Boseman on morning radio’s The Breakfast Club, and watch as he and co-star Danai Gurira play with Vanity Fair’s Fear Box. Read More »

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Black Panther 2 - Ryan Coogler

Marvel’s Black Panther debuts in theaters tonight with sneak preview screenings for fans who just can’t wait until Friday to see the movie. The film is already breaking records when it comes to ticket sales, and box office tracking suggests the movie could open to around $165 million. If the early buzz is any indicator, audiences are going to love it, and this movie is going to be huge.

That’s why Marvel is already keen to bring back director Ryan Coogler for Black Panther 2. Read More »

black panther tracking

Black Panther is on track to make history — in more ways than one.

Marvel Studios’ first solo black superhero movie has been steadily gathering buzz through advance ticket salescritical acclaim, and good old word-of-mouth…and the hype is starting to manifest in its box office tracking numbers. Early estimates for Black Panther‘s opening weekend box office put the film at a strong $120 million. But with anticipation growing at a breakneck speed, Black Panther tracking numbers have skyrocketed.

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Black Panther reviews

The embargo for Black Panther reviews is up, and the praise is nearly universal for Marvel Studios’ latest film. Ryan Coogler‘s ambitious, expansive film with a majority-black cast is promising to be a cultural phenomenon, with early tracking suggesting Black Panther could break box office records. Anticipation is high for the comic book movie starring Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero, which has already outsold all other superhero movies in pre-sale tickets, and accumulated even more buzz with rapturous social media reactions to early screenings. Could the movie possibly live up to the hype and set the standard for more diverse blockbusters to follow?

Below, see what critics thought in our Black Panther reviews round-up.

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Black Panther clip

Another day, another exciting Black Panther clip. At this point, it’s almost like Marvel is teasing us. We get it: this movie looks amazing. Just release it now, we’re tired of waiting and need this movie in our lives. In this new Black Panther clip, Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong’o engage in some banter while taking part in a car chase. Did I mention it looks great?

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Black Panther junket

Yesterday, I had the chance to attend Marvel Studios’ Black Panther junket in Beverly Hills. We’ve already featured one article from one of the interviews I conducted while I was there, and more are on the way, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the highlights from the press conference that featured all of the key cast members, producer Kevin Feige, and writer/director Ryan Coogler.

Traditionally, press conferences like these can feel pretty by-the-numbers. The questions from the assembled reporters tend to be boring things like “If you could play any other Marvel superhero, who would it be?” But this one was notable for the way Coogler and his cast spoke about the female perspective and impact on this film, and I thought what they said was worth sharing.
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