Ryan Coogler's Black Panther is poised to strike theaters on February 16, and there's a razor-sharp interest in Marvel's first black superhero, and his debut solo shot on the silver screen. 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. But early indications now suggest that Black Panther might be bigger than anyone thought, as Fandango has now announced the film has broken a pre-sale record.
Fandango managing editor Erik Davis revealed on Twitter Black Panther sold more advance tickets in one day than the previous record holder, Captain America: Civil War. He debuted as T'Challa in "Captain America: Civil War", which opened to an impressive $179 million when it arrived in theaters in May 2016.
Black Panther takes place in the the technologically advanced African nation Wakanda.
In the new featurette, Lupita Nyong'o - who plays Nakia, an old flame of T'Challa's and a member of the Dora Milaje - describes how her character is somewhat at odds with Okoye, the leader of the group portrayed by The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira. Fans, also, seem excited to finally spend time in Wakanda on screen, though we saw it ever so briefly at the end of Civil War, when Captain America (Chris Evans) put Bucky (Sebastian Stan) on ice. Black Panther the movie, directed by Ryan Coogler, will be the first Marvel movie with a predominately black cast.
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