Black Panther’s release date is finally upon us – and with the movie’s triumphant score on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s shaping up to be one off the best films of 2018.
Impressively, the Marvel film has surpassed pre-sales from Batman v Superman to become the most-anticipated superhero film of all time.
According to reports from Fandango, it sold more advance tickets than any other superhero film ever.
The Marvel comic comes to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and chronicles the journey of T’Challa as he returns home as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged.
Here’s all you need to know about the eagerly anticipated film.
When is Black Panther being released in the UK?
Black Panther will be released in the UK on Monday 12 February, 2018.
What is the Black Panther age rating?
It’s a 12A – so no taking the little brother or sister.
Who is in the cast of Black Panther?
Chadwick Boseman is the protagonist of the film warrior king T’Challa and he is starring alongside Oscar winner, Lupita Nyong’o.
The rest of the cast is made up of an impressive list of names including Michael B. Jordan, Forrest Whitaker, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler who shot Creed and Fruitvale Station.
Full track listing for Black Panther The Album:
Black Panther – Kendrick Lamar
All The Stars – Kendrick Lamar, SZA
X – ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Saudi
The Ways – Khalid, Swae Lee
Opps – Vince Staples, Yugen Blakrok
I Am – Jorja Smith
Paramedic! – SOB X RBE
Bloody Waters – Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake
King’s Dead – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future, James Blake
Redemption – Zacari, Babes Wodumo
Seasons – Mozzy, Sjava, Reason
Big Shot – Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott
Pray For Me,” The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar
What is the running time?
The running time of Black Panther is two hours and 15 minutes.
What is the Rotten Tomatoes rating?
It’s got a wildly impressive 99% rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
With an average rating of 8.4/10, taken from 78 reviews, it’s a dead-cert that this film is one not to be missed.
Its Critics Consensus states: ‘Black Panther elevates superhero cinema to thrilling new heights while telling one of the MCU’s most absorbing stories — and introducing some of its most fully realized characters.’
How about a trailer?
What is the film about? Marvel's official synopsis:
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life.
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