In a recent interview, Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan shared his thoughts on the cultural impact of the Marvel Studios film.
Black Panther shattered box office records in 2018 and earned an impressive $1.3 billion worldwide total. The Marvel solo adventure is now one of the few superhero films to be considered for major awards categories and all while featuring a predominately black cast and crew. Black Panther continues to be a major achievement for the black community during the awards season and Jordan discussed the cultural impact of the film with The Wrap:
“It’s early to say what the impact will be. I feel it’s made an impact on representation, on kids able to see themselves on screen in a bigger-than-life, powerful way.”
No superhero film has ever been nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards but Marvel Studios has been pushing particularly hard for Black Panther to get that nomination. Superhero films that have earned major nominations in the past have been Logan and The Dark Knight, which posthumously earned Heath Ledger an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
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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.
Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Black Panther is now available on Digitial HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.
Source: The Wrap
The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”