- 134 minutes
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
A sparkling cast includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong’o
One of the most anticipated comic book movies on the horizon is here!
After the events of Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from factions within his own country.
When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakanadan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.
4 stars "Like Taika Waititi before him, Ryan Coogler gives the Marvel template a bold auteurist twist with an African extravaganza that packs a muscular intensity and challenges as much as it exhilarates." - Empire
4 stars "a superhero movie with serious muscle and style" - The Telegraph
4 stars "The best Marvel movie yet" - NME
4 stars "exciting, subversive and funny." - The Guardian
4 stars "those Marvel folks have done it again" - Independent
"The Black Panther movie instantly takes its place at the top end of the Marvel cinematic universe." - Den of Geek
"a revolutionary step forward for black superheroes – and superhero movies overall." - Rolling Stone
"Virtually everything that distinguishes "Black Panther" from past Marvel pics works to this standalone entry's advantage." - Variety