7:30 PM, 27th April, 2018
After the events of Captain America: Civil War, T'Challa - the titular Black Panther - returns to his home nation of Wakanda, where he is now King. A reclusive but technologically advanced nation, the Wakandan people are in the midst of taking their first steps to reveal themselves to the world. But forces within Wakanda conspire to usurp T'Challa's leadership and drag the country into a world war.
Before Marvel unleashes Thanos onto their cinematic universe later this year, they’ve got one more trick up their sleeve with Black Panther. The studio has been progressively delivering more creative takes on the superhero genre, and this is no exception. The film is vibrant and colourful and bursting with wild camera angles, bright lights and snappy transitions reminiscent of ‘70s cinema. Fans of the visual feast Marvel usually serves up will be pleased as always.
Notable is the film’s reliance on a predominantly African-American cast and crew – director Ryan Coogler cut his teeth with Fruitvale Station and Creed, and has brought along old hands from those films. The crew also drew widely on African cultures for the costuming, architecture and mythos of the film, which all serves to set it apart from the rest of Marvel’s ever-growing catalogue.