Since, the release of the trailer I've been waiting to watch the thrilling ride of Wakanda's new king and the man behind the mask, T'Challa. And, just three days ago I read a review of the movie which said this kind of film is the need of the hour. It is not just the story of a Marvel Comics' superhero, Black Panther, but also a social commentary on black lives in America.
The movie has given the fans what they were waiting for, and a vision of how the Marvel Cinematic Universe may proceed with the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. There are so many records Black Panther has already broken, and people in different parts of the world are still awaiting its release.
So, without boring you much let me tell you why Black Panther is a must watch movie.
The man behind the mask, Black Panther is T'Challa who was created in the 1960s by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. He is the ruler of an African nation, Wakanda which is technologically the most advanced nation in the MCU. He even used the name Black Leopard at the beginning of his journey.
T'Challa has not just been a single player. In the movies, we have already seen him with the Avengers, and in the comics, he has also been part of X-Men because he married and divorced Storm.
Now, let us talk about the buzz movie has already created.
Black Panther has already broken many records, and among them, the most shocking for me was the advance ticket purchase. According to IMAX, the film has broken the previous record of Deadpool which was $150 million. The movie is currently estimated to make $165 million during the opening weekend.
Chadwick Boseman who plays T'Challa in the upcoming Marvel Comics epic has been featured on the cover of Time magazine. This is the first time when a Marvel movie earned the spot on the cover.
The buzz of the soundtrack, Time magazine cover and the early reviews has already made Black Panther, the most tweeted about movie of 2018.
Now, let me tell you the reasons for watching this epic journey of Wakanda's king.
If you are into comics, then you might have read Marvel's Black Panther comics, but if you only enjoy watching superhero movies and lack interest in reading comic books, then you have a chance of living the past in the most advanced manner with the people of Wakanda.
Yes, you read that right, and this is how the King of Wakanda rolls. When T'Challa made his first appearance, he defeated Fantastic Four in their comic book. Black Panther even has a special army of bodyguards called Dora Milaje consisting of women.
During an interview, the director of the movie, Ryan Coogler said that the biggest question he has tried to answer with the help of the film is: What it is like to be an African? He also said, "The MCU has set itself in the real world as much as possible – so what does it mean for T'Challa to move around as this black man in a movie reality that tries to be a real world?"
One of the biggest challenges comic book industry has faced since forever is having a great black superhero. I don't know if you remember or not, but Wesley Snipes once tried to become the face of black superheroes by working as Blade in the movie of the same name but failed dramatically. But, now it is clear that the future is Black Panther.
Black Panther's story is something that not only superhero movies needed, but the whole Hollywood too. From Black Panther's suit to Kendrick Lamar's soundtrack, Ryan Coogler's vision of technologically advanced Wakanda to the connection of movie to Avengers: Infinity War, everything makes the film, Black Panther the most awaited and 'original' superhero movie.
So, reach the theatres near you on 16th Feb, because T'Challa is already on his way.
That's all, folks!