by Graham Pierrepoint
Black Panther, the next Marvel Universe movie on the slate set to take audiences by storm just after Valentine’s Day, is hotly anticipated – and while it may be a ‘breakout’ movie for a character the likes of which we’ve not seen since Doctor Strange, we have at least met Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa before in Captain America: Civil War, back in 2016. That seems like an age ago now – and Marvel fans have been clamoring to get a chance to see this intriguing new character in a superhero movie boasting an ethnically diverse cast.
Marvel certainly doesn’t seem to be doing much wrong right now – particularly when it comes to their big budget movies – and if reception at Black Panther’s premiere is anything to go by, we could be looking at another instant classic in just a few weeks. The story is reportedly set shortly after Black Panther’s recent debut in Civil War, and follows the hero travelling back to his homeland to claim his rightful throne – however, as can be expected, not all goes to plan. It’s one of a handful of Marvel movies set to launch this year, making 2018 one of the most important for fans – with Ant-Man and The Wasp as well as Avengers: Infinity War set to arrive in a few months.
Black Panther seems to have been met with unanimous praise from those who attended the premiere, with Twitter buzzing with early reviews claiming that as well as being visually spectacular, it is inarguably the brand’s most political movie to date (according to critic Peter Sciretta) – many are claiming that the movie puts the Marvel Universe in a whole new direction, and this can only be good news ahead of the epic Infinity War due to hit our screens during blockbuster season.
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Black Panther pounces onto screens in the U.S. as of February 16th, and full critical opinions and that all-important Tomatometer will be ready to go around a week beforehand. Are superhero movies growing to be more important and less about spectacle? From what early viewers of Black Panther are saying, this one could change everything for the better – and could more or less give us the best of both worlds. Will it stand alone as a classic – and possibly as Marvel’s best so far? Let’s wait and see – and, as always, One News Page will have a full review for you shortly after release!
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