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Poster from the Marvel film Black Panther.

After being introduced in “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016, Black Panther will finally get his own movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s been a long time coming, but Black Panther will be the first black superhero movie directed by a black director.

There have been black superheroes at the center of movies like the “Blade Trilogy” (played by Wesley Snipes), and there have been a few superheroes with black directors at the helm like “Fantastic Four” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” (both directed by Tim Story), but Marvel’s “Black Panther” would be the first, to my knowledge, to feature both black lead and black director and that’s mighty cool!!

The new movie poster is just dope! T’Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) sitting on his thrown as the King of Wakanda just waiting for the action to start!! I’m excited!!

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda but soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war.

The new Marvel movie stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. Directed by Ryan Coogler.

Marvel’s “Black Panther” hits theaters everywhere on February 16, 2018.

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The Walt Disney Company/Marvel Studios
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Black Panther

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By Rudie Obias

Lives in Brooklyn, New York. He's a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, sex lifestyle, science fiction, and web culture. His work can be found at Mental Floss, Movie Pilot, UPROXX, ScreenRant, Battleship Pretension and of course Shockya.com.

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