And for Black Panther, we see that women are no longer sexualized or judged by their beauty. 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.
Overall, Black Panther ranks as the sixth-longest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, falling behind Captain America: Civil War (148 minutes), Age of Ultron (144 minutes), The Avengers (143 minutes), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (138 minutes), and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (136 minutes).
By the time the armoured rhinos are unleashed in the climactic battle, things have descended into overstuffed spectacle, yet Black Panther mostly delivers on the action front, routinely placing its female characters on the front line.
Also in the mix is Martin Freeman as a buffoonish Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Everett Ross while back at Wakandia the cast if filled out by Lupita Nyong'o as top spy / T'Challa's love interest Nakia, Angela Bassett as his mother and Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya as T'Challa's best friend, W'Kabi. Boseman, who plays the titular role of Wakanda king T'Challa aka Black Panther, believes the character has an aura of James Bond around it that makes it ever more interesting.
J. August Richards: Storm from the "X-Men", Lupita Nyong'o because I'm in love with her and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther! It was risky because, in most cases, this can cause a film to become confusing and end up all over the place. Princess Shuri - yes, we've got a new Disney Princess, y'all - is a 16-year-old tech genius, who is equal parts sassy and smart and is responsible for Wakanda's technological advancements and weapons development.
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"We were in Zurich, I was coming off the red carpet for Get On Up and my agent was like, 'You've gotta get on the phone, '" Boseman said. "This film is more than an exercise in diversity for Hollywood, it's a lesson on how to recover and move forward from society's mistakes", she suggested.
The first reviews for Marvel's Black Panther have arrived online and they're overwhelmingly positive.
Most of these sentiments are echoed by IGN's review of Black Panther, with similar emphasis placed upon the film's thematic strengths, as well as the cast's (notably Michael B. Jordan as the American Erik Killmonger) ability to bring the movie to life.
Abetting Klaue in his Vibranium-hunting is Michael B Jordan's "Killmonger", a mysterious assassin whose fascination with Wakandia is violently personal.
"You believe in T'Challa, you believe in Wakanda, and you believe - maybe for the first time - that the MCU actually matters", writes Indiewire's David Ehrlich. Rounding out the characters in this glorious poster is Winston Duke (Modern Family, Person of Interest) as M'Baku, the leader of the Jabari mountain tribe and opponent to T'Challa's claim as king of Wakanda.