School’s out for spring break! Join us during our special weekday Matinee Movie times. "A jolt of a movie, Black Panther creates wonder with great flair and feeling partly through something Hollywood rarely dreams of anymore: myth." - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times "Like Taika Waititi before him, Ryan Coogler gives the Marvel template a bold auteurist twist with an African extravaganza that packs a muscular intensity and challenges as much as it exhilarates." - Jimi Famurewa, Empire Wakanda Forever. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther returns home to Wakanda, a technologically advanced country in Africa that has hidden itself away from the rest of the world. Now, he must face a dissident who wants to sell the country's natural resources to fund an uprising. The film Black Panther has recently made history as the first superhero movie to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Images: © 2018 Marvel
Did you know?
- Co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, who play adversaries Nakia and M'Baku, were students at the Yale School of Drama at the same time (Nyong'o was Class of '12 and Duke was Class of '13). They saw The Avengers (2012) together when it released, and were so awestruck by it they said hoped to get a chance to star in a similar film one day.
- Wakanda was mentioned as a location on a S.H.I.E.L.D. monitor in Iron Man 2 (2010). The location of Wakanda on the map shown in this film is west of Ethiopia, and in the same place as Southern Sudan.
- The fighting in this film is based on African martial arts. The filmmakers also cited the action scenes in Creed (2015) and the Kingsman films as an influence on the style.
- Three out of every five people in Wakanda go barefoot, a deliberate decision by the costuming department.
- Gorilla City, home to the Jabari Tribe, was originally set in a rain forest. Ryan Coogler felt that was too obvious, and suggested that it be set in a snow-covered mountain.