With so much hype surrounding Marvel’s new addition to their cinematic universe, we thought we’d share some of the Black Panther artwork with our readers. I must say, from a graphic design perspective, these pieces of artwork are just absolutely brilliant. Most of them accurately bring out an African flair. Some of us may even sense nostalgia by the retro-futuristic theme they have going on.
Black Panther will be released in cinemas on the 16th of February 2018.
The artwork includes depictions of the hero, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), the villain Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o), and Okoye (Danai Gurira).
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Speaking at Vulture Fest LA, Director Ryan Coogler shared his favourite moment:
“Realizing that we were going to have this film where a father and son talk to each other in this native African language in a superhero movie — it hit me for a moment,” he said. “It was emotionally moving. That was a big one.”
“Their world is different from our world. These kids they are gonna save all of us,” he said. “We got to do our part to keep pushing things forward. To see a movie where somebody looks like me that is a king and knows their ancestry and has an army of incredible folks around them and who believe in them? I don’t know what that would have done for me when I was 10 years old.”
Although Captain America: Civil War saw the first appearance of Black Panther in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, he is no rookie. His first appearance was in Fantastic Four #52 way back in 1966. He even dated Ororo Munroe (AKA X-Men’s Storm). Stan Lee recounted that the name was inspired by a pulp adventure hero who has a black panther as a helper. Black Panther’s co-creator and original artist, Jack Kirby’s original concept for Black Panther went by the name Coal Tiger. Thank goodness they changed that. Am I right? At one point they changed the name from Black Panther to Black Leopard to prevent any association with the political group of the same name.
We’re really looking forward to seeing this. We’re sure you are too. If you haven’t already seen it, here’s the official trailer.