We're so close to Black Panther already, which is just awesome. All signs point to this movie being something special, and Empire has two more images, plus an interview with Michael B. Jordan.
"It took me to a dark place," Jordan said. "Honestly, I can't really go through all I went through to get into it because I want to keep that close to me. But it stuck with me afterwards." Luckily, he "had a lot of fun on set" with co-star Chadwick Boseman. "Chadwick's a very talented dude," Jordan continues. "There's a lot of physical moments and action sequences throughout this film that cause us to really challenge ourselves, and also fall deeper into character."
While Black Panther features a predominantly black cast, Jordan believes the story is still universal.
"It's an all-black cast for the most part," Jordan continues, "and it's set in Africa, but it's universal in so many ways to everybody around the world, so I feel like it's something that everybody can take something from."
A good portion of women burst into tears while watching Wonder Woman because they hadn't seen a woman be strong, beautiful, and sexy without a hint of the male gaze. Who wouldn't want something like that for the black community? This movie has the potential to be life-changing for young black people, and that cannot be overstated.
Summary: T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
Black Panther, directed Ryan Coogler, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, and Martin Freeman. It will be released on February 16th, 2018.