The first fan in line for the Marvel panel at Comic-Con Experience 2017 in Brazil is set to attend the Black Panther premiere in Los Angeles next year after Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige personally invited him. After getting a brief introduction to T’Challa in last year’s Captain America: Civil War, Chadwick Boseman is all geared up for his official standalone debut as the brand new king of the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda in the upcoming Ryan Coogler-directed movie.
Disney is starting to rev up the marketing machine for the 18th film out of the Marvel Studios gates with only two months left before its arrival. Following the release of the second Black Panther trailer, a slew of character posters and even an international trailer – plus a brand new ensemble poster – was rolled out, giving us an inkling as to what we can expect in the movie. From the looks of it, Marvel is going for a project that has a bit of political, familial and probably even spiritual undertones to it, add that to the stunning world-building Coogler and his team did in the flick, and it’s not surprising that fans are already very excited to see the movie.
One fan, however, by the name of Hugo, will be able to see Black Panther even before it hits theaters everywhere in February after having scored an invite to the premiere from Feige himself. During the Marvel panel at CCXP, the producer made an appearance via a video chat and surprised the young man with the announcement. The moment was caught on video and tweeted by Brazilian media site, Omelette. Check the clip below:
MARVEL ARREPIOU A TODOS NA #CCXP17! Hugo chegou às 06h da SEXTA e foi o primeiro da fila no painel da @MarvelBR no sábado. Eis que o próprio presidente da Marvel anunciou ao vivo que ele irá assistir a pré-estreia de Pantera Negra em Los Angeles. Épico é POUCO na @CCXPoficial pic.twitter.com/jLGLgnlPP3— omelete (@omelete) December 9, 2017
Feige’s move is a great way to reward fans who exert extra time and effort to attend these kinds of conventions. Often, with the accessibility of information thru social media, some would rather stay at home and wait for breaking news on the internet instead of actually go to these massive conventions. Obviously, not everyone is able to physically attend these gatherings, but small gestures like this is a great incentive for those who devote their energy to line up and wait hours just to get in and watch panels. This is extremely important for less mainstream events like CCXP where not a lot of personalities can actually attend.
Black Panther is set to open Marvel Studios big year as 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the company since it first rolled out Iron Man in 2008. After that, two more films are on the docket for the MCU, one of which is Ant-Man And The Wasp set to debut in July. Dubbed a romantic comedy film, the sequel continues Marvel’s endeavor to keep their films fresh by marrying different genres into the currently popular comic book narratives. And then, of course, there is the hotly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War – the beginning of the culmination of everything that has transpired in the film series and the beginning of the end of the MCU as we know it. The ensemble spectacle directed by Joe and Anthony Russo will bring together all pockets of the franchise together in an effort to foil the Mad Titan Thanos’ universe-altering evil plans.
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