#WakandaForever: Fan & Critic Response To Marvel's Black Panther Lit As Expected

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The Hollywood premiere for the long-awaited "Black Panther" movie had a dress code that told guests "royal attire requested" and, damn, they delivered.

Black Panther opens in Australia on February 15.

Given that Black Panther will be Marvel's final movie before Avengers: Infinity War, did these two scenes foreshadow what's to come in this all-star team-up picture? According to Deadline, "non-Disney estimates before tracking believe Black Panther will post a $80M-$85M start with a possible shot at $100M-plus".

Gay has said she left Marvel on good terms.

"Shuri, played by [Letitia Wright], is absolutely delightful", she wrote.

Deadline reported in early January that Fandango presales for "Black Panther" in the first 24 hours outpaced every previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, including 2016's "Captain America: Civil War". Now critics are snapping up Marvel's superhero offering with particular praise to its righting of that aforementioned wrong. She didn't specify which Star Wars she was talking about, but I think we can assume it was one of the good ones.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman revealed on Tuesday (Jan 30) that doubters had tried to convince him not to give the superhero an African accent - and how proud he was to prove them wrong.

Filmmaker BenDavid Grabinski said: "Killmonger is the best and most interesting villain out of any of the MCU movies".

The press and social media have been furiously busy gathering the early responses to director Ryan Coogler's film, which stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, as well as Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright.

Of course, movie premiere crowds tend to be enthusiastic, and it's possible broader audiences might not be as enthralled. For representation in Hollywood, Black Panther is a "critically important" project: "It's a gate-opener opportunity for other black-centered projects". "Just got out of premiere & overwhelmed at the imagery, the majesty, & a film that elevates the superhero genre to new heights".