‘Black Panther’: Forest Whitaker On How The Film Is About Family

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Black Panther will reunite audiences with T’Challa while introducing them to both Wakanda and the nations many citizens. Among the new characters making their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut will be Zuri, an elder statesman played by Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker. In an interview with Screen Rant, Whitaker discussed how the idea of family and community will play an important role in the upcoming film.

Whitaker explained that the concept of family and the words many meanings are a key component of Black Panther:

“It’s a big deal. We see the mom, Angela, you know, Angela Bassett plays Ramonda and she…you knew about the history of her father and where he came from and before that. So it’s a lot about family and extended families and community. First family, then tribe, and then community. And I think that’s a big part of it, the historical significance. [T’Challa] is from a princely line. He is a king. He is born into it in that way. And I think that in itself, that DNA is about family, so it’s like that.”

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“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of “Captain America: Civil War,” returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke,  Florence Kasumba, Sterling K. Brown, Andy Serkis and John Kan.

Black Panther will be released in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Screen Rant

7 Reasons To Be Excited For ‘Black Panther’

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Black PantherBlack Panther is coming back, and trust me when I say his movie will be worth seeing.

I know it’s hard to get excited when there are so many superhero movies coming out every year, but Black Panther is a character that deserves a shot on the big screen. Not only was he the first black superhero, he naturally serves as an extension to the rest of the MCU. Finally we’re not focusing on someone from New York City, T’Challa was born and raised in Wakanda, a whole different jungle compared to NYC.

Black Panther is as smart as Mr. Fantastic and as fierce a fighter as Batman. Unlike most of the marvel characters who are defined by one trait, Iron Man as dependent on tech or Cap as overly patriotic, Black Panther is a multi-faceted character.

I almost gave this list 8 reasons just because I’m excited to see what Stan Lee’s cameo is gonna be. Fingers crossed for a stereotypical tourist on safari.

Hit Next to learn the seven reasons you should be excited to see Black Panther on the big screen!

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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