Black Panther Movie : Fashion and Culture Afro-futurist
anticipated cinematic debut for the 1960’s Stan Lee super hero, the genre’s first African, premiering nationwide on February 16.
Recently rebooted in comic book form by National Book Award and Genius Grant winner Ta-Nehisi Coatesand with a soundtrack coproduced by Kendrick Lamar and costumes designed by Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther has already broken advance ticket sales records. It includes a lengthy, innovative chase scene centered on a LC 500 with a limited-edition iridescent “structural blue” color, carbon-fiber scuff plate, bespoke white interior, and 21-inch forged alloy wheels
After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people
It earned $50.6 million on its “pure” Friday (minus the Thursday previews). That is just over/under the likes of Batman v Superman ($53m), Iron Man 3 ($53m), Furious 7 ($50m), The Dark Knight ($49m), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part II ($48m), Spider-Man 3 ($48m), Captain America: Civil War ($48m) and Beauty and the Beast ($48m). That’s the biggest “pure Friday” gross for a non-sequel.
The Black Panther Movie Red Carpet