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Black Panther social media reviews praise Ryan Coogler's groundbreaking new Marvel film: 'I never wanted this movie to end'

Initial reactions pitch the latest entry into the MCU as a runaway success

Black Panther - Trailer

The Black Panther hype train is officially in motion following the Marvel film's Los Angeles premiere on Monday night (29 January).

Ryan Coogler (Creed) debuted his film to the world at a star-studded event which saw him joined by his cast including warrior king T'Challa himself, Chadwick Boseman, as well as Lupita Nyong'o, Angela Bassett and Best Actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out).

Initial reactions have rather unanimously pitched Black Panther as a runaway success with those fortunate to have attended the premiere praising the film as one of Marvel's greatest films to date.

“Yes this will be the Blackest movie of all time,” one viewer raved in reference to the film's cast - also including Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright - which is the first black ensemble to lead a film of this size. Another praised the film for its “gorgeous and beautiful” focus on black women.

Much praise went to Coogler's depiction of fictional country Wakanda while Jordan's villain Erik Kilmonger has been branded the best since Loki.

You can see a range or reactions below


Donald Glover and The Big Sick writer-star Kumail Nanjiani also gave the "beautiful" film a thumbs up.

Black Panther - which is expected to signal the start of the MCU's long-mooted second phase - will be released in the UK on 12 February. Its US release arrives a week later (18 February). Reviews are embargoed until 6 February.

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