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Costume Designer Ruth Carter discusses her inspiration of designing the wardrobe for the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ film: “Winnie Mandela’s colorful style, high fashion designer Issey Miyake and African artifacts — from actual Maasai, Tuareg and Ndebele dress — informed the garb that took “an army” to create. Ruth Carter has created costumes for some […]

Upcoming Marvel film ‘Black Panther’ continues to make history as the movie generates Marvel’s best reviews ever along with a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes:  “The first social media reactions for “Black Panther” were incredibly positive, with some critics going as far as saying the film would “save blockbusters,” but the early word was nothing […]

Anticipation for the upcoming Marvel film ‘Black Panther’ runs high as the film set a record for the highest number of Fandago advance ticket sales for a Marvel movie in 24 hours–surpassing Captain America: Civil War’: “He hasn’t even hit tracking yet, but Black Panther from Disney/Marvel is already a hot ticket out of the gate. After tickets went […]

The recent overwhelming success of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ has greatly impacted a diversity report at UCLA:  “With its glowing reviews and box office success, “Black Panther” is a revelatory moment for the entertainment industry. The Marvel Studios film, with a script by African-American writers Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler, directed by Coogler and featuring […]

The stars of the highly anticipated Marvel film ‘Black Panther’ spoke about the importance of representation during the film’s Los Angeles premiere on January 29th: “The royal purple carpet at Monday night’s world premiere of “Black Panther” was awash in gem tones and African-inspired prints as those privileged to catch the film early adhered to […]

In wake of the highly anticipated release of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ BAMcinematek is hosting a film festival in Brooklyn, NYC dedicated to black superheroes films from over the years: “From Friday, February 2 through Sunday, February 18, BAMcinématek presents Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film. Inspired by the release of Disney and Marvel’s Black […]

Michael B. Jordan discusses his process for preparing to play villain Erik Killmonger for the upcoming Marvel film ‘Black Panther’: “Marvel’s Black Panther pounces into UK cinemas in less than two weeks, and while Marvel Cinematic Universe films always come highly anticipated, there’s an extra fervour around director Ryan Coogler’s instalment. With a majority-black cast and a striking afrofuturist […]

Director Ryan Coogler and actor Chadwick Boseman discuss their upcoming film ‘Black Panther’ and how it has already made an impact before officially being released to the public:  “Chadwick Boseman struggled to catch his breath after he was cast as Black Panther. When he first tried on his spandex suit for 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” it […]

The newest trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel movie ‘Black Panther’ was released to the public yesterday. The film premieres in February 2018:  “A FEW MONTHS ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie. Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger […]

Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter discussed all that went into forming the various looks in the highly anticipated ‘Black Panther’ film:  ““I feel like I’ve been designing superheroes my whole life. Malcom X was a superhero. Tina Turner was a superhero. Martin Luther King was a superhero.” Ruth E. Carter’s list of design credits on […]