It stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o. The director is Ryan Coogler, whose credits include "Creed" and "Fruitvale Station." Filmmakers began working on the action flick as early as 1992. It began filming in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016. Kendrick Lamar produced the soundtrack. The trailer was viewed 89 million times within a day of its debut. Opening Feb. 16, it will have a "cross-nation release" in Africa, a first for a Disney film.
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There are less than two weeks remaining before “Black Panther” hits theaters, and people are sharing their excitement on social media. Along with sharing their joy, fans are also expressing the importance of the flick with the viral hashtag #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe.
Black Panther is political. IDC. It's not just a movie to me. It's Black AF from director to the actors to the Afro-futurism all up and thru it. In a time where you feel hated just for existing, it means a lot to see Blackness celebrated like this. #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita N’yongo and a host of others, the Ryan Coogler-directed movie follows Black Panther, or T’Challa, as he returns home to his African nation of Wakanda to reclaim his throne. It’s out Feb. 16.