Fans can start getting ready for the next installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Panther tickets going on sale ahead of tonight's new sneak peek. The first mega-blockbuster of 2018 hits in February and will be taking Marvel's fans to Wakanda, the home of T'Challa, who is better known to fans as the Black Panther.
First introduced in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther will be the first person-of-color led film in the MCU and also the first for the superhero genre since Blade: Trinity in 2004. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa, the king of Wakanda who returns home to take his throne after the death of his father T'Chaka. He's joined by Michael B Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Letitia Wright as Shuri, his sister and head of the Wakandan design group, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, and Angela Bassett as Ramonda the queen mother. They're joined by Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, Florence Kasumba, Martin Freeman as Everett Ross, and Andy Serkis as Klaw, T'Challa's primary antagonist.
The ticket announcement appeared from AMC theaters, followed by Fandango. Tickets are also available on AtomTickets.com. The film represents a major cultural milestone for both Marvel and fans. Featuring major talent both in front of and behind the camera - including Ruth E Carter, the costume designer on the Oscar-winning film Moonlight - it's going to be something truly special. Many fans have even begun arranging for screenings for low-income children of color. Now that tickets are on sale, people can, at last, make plans to travel to Wakanda to see what Coogler has in store.
The film is dominating the cultural landscape with a special edition jewelry line, magazine covers, and even helped Marvel ring in the new year with stylish anticipation. From the new song released by Kendrick Lamar as well as the news that he's curating the soundtrack to the film, it is clearly of the most anticipated films of 2018. It's Marvel's final installment before Avengers: Infinity War as well and is sure to set the stage for the event that's been over a decade in the making. Multiple shots from the Avengers: Infinity War trailer showed off Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes fighting with T'Challa's army so getting to know the mysterious city is a must for any Marvel fan.
Speculation on just what the new sneak peak for Black Panther holds is already underway. Many are hoping to see more of Jordan's Killmonger performance as well as more refined shots of T'Challa and the city. With the film tracking to be one of Marvel's biggest solo openings ever, getting tickets quickly will be essential.
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019