Tennis champion Serena Williams surprised fans earlier this week by attending a screening of Black Panther with them.
The 36 year old tennis player attended a Thursday night premier of the film alongside her husband, Alexis Ohanin, much to the shock of everyone in the theater. The screening was sponsored by the non-profit organization known as Black Girls Code. The organization is dedicated to providing technology education to African-American girls as well as encouraging them to learn how to code.
Following her dramatic reveal, Serena Williams went on to thank the students for coming out as well as praising the importance of the film:
“I’m glad you guys could make it out, obviously this is a huge moment for us. For black people, we’ve never had a superhero movie so I’m so excited. I feel like I’ve waited my whole life for this.”
The film is currently on track to have the biggest opening weekend in February as well as one of the biggest of all time. Black Panther is projected to have a four-day weekend between $175 to $210 million. Reviews of the film have been overwhelmingly positive and is one of the best reviewed superhero films of all time, even beating out The Dark Knight on its positive to negative ratio on Rotten Tomatoes.
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. Here is a synopses for the film:
“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.
Black Panther is currently playing in theaters.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Top Ten Greatest Moments In Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’
Marvel’s Black Panther is finally in theaters and if you haven’t had the opportunity to check this film out yet, you absolutely should. Whether you’re a hardcore MCU fanboy, a die-hard fan of the character in comics, an admirer of one of the dozen or so amazing performers featured in this incredible cast, or just someone who wants to relish in the chance to finally see an African American superhero headline his own film on a scale such as this, you should get everything you’re looking for and more in Black Panther.
The importance of what director Ryan Coogler and company did with this film cannot be overstated. Black Panther is a massive achievement for representation in the same way that Wonder Woman was last year, and most importantly, the film totally delivered, so much so that we have a whole list’s worth of exciting and cool moments to talk about. There are dozens of great little beats, jokes, or lines of dialogue that could fill a list of their own, but these are the bigger moments that either held an emotional weight or just some really kick-ass sequences. Sometimes both.
Before we begin, however, I’d like to point out that with this list comes a major SPOILER WARNING. If you have not yet seen Black Panther, come back after you’ve had the chance to check it out.
So, with no further ado, let’s jump into the Top 10 Greatest Moments in Black Panther…