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The First Reactions to”Astonishing” ‘Black Panther’ Are Here!

Black Panther is on a lot of people’s most-anticipated movie lists for 2018 and for good reason. After seventeen blockbuster films, Marvel is finally giving a person of color the center role, with Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Not only that, but Marvel scored major cred hiring Fruitvale Station and Creed director Ryan Coogler to write and direct the film.

Many of the folks lucky enough to go to the premiere are singing praise for Coogler and his vision.





Others highlight the fact that, despite being a big-budget superhero blockbuster, the movie still explores ideas of identity in a timely way.




Still others call it the best Marvel movie to date! And did I mention there have been seventeen




While we still have to wait until next week for the review embargo to lift, social media reactions tend to be more mixed than these, even if they do skew positive. So keep your hopes up! Marvel’s Black Panther hits theaters February 16th, and I hope to see you in the theater! In the meantime, pick up Ta-Nehisi Coates’ stellar Black Panther run right here.




Feature Image Via Marvel