'Black Panther' Early Buzz: What The Critics Are Saying About Marvel's New Movie

Black Panther is /Film's second most anticipated movie of 2018, so you bet we're watching the early critical reactions like a panther stalks its prey. Or like how Black Panther stalks those who threaten the safety and security of Wakanda, the advanced African nation he rules over and protects.

While the review embargo remains in effect, the social media embargo on reactions to Ryan Coogler's superhero adventure has fallen and yes, that means the first wave of Black Panther buzz has arrived.

Introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa is the first black superhero in the MCU to have his own solo film. Black Panther picks up shortly our hero's adventures with the Avengers and finds him back in Wakanda to take his place on his late father's throne. Naturally, things don't go well...because it wouldn't be a superhero movie if there weren't fights to be had and bad guys to defeat. But first, the King must face one of the toughest opponents out there: critics. Here's what they're saying.

Black Panther Early Buzz

Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018. The sprawling cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Coogler co-wrote the screenplay with Joe Robert Cole. Here's the official synopsis:

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.