Here’s more updates for the oh-so-close (and coming closer) premiere of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. No more words that we could say here on Disney Movies List could further describe the excitement and anticipation that comic-book followers and fans of the ideal of a black superhero have for this movie.
Marvel Entertainment has already done its share of preparing moviegoers for the world of T’Challa, King and Black Panther of Wakanda in Africa, by compiling some of his more recent comic stories in a handy digest, Black Panther: Start Here. Even without that though, anticipation for the film’s very strong.
Strong in fact, that Black Panther’s first day for selling advance tickets to its February release has set a new record in terms of day-one advance ticket sales where a movie with a Marvel super hero is concerned. The eagerness of audiences to see the MCU film is utterly tangible.
According to Fandango, advance tickets of Black Panther sold as of Wednesday, January 10, have since surpassed the first-day sales of the previous record-holder, Captain America: Civil War last 2016 Incidentally, that was the first appearance of the titular character, played by Chadwick Boseman, for the Disney-Marvel Studios’ MCU verse.
Directed by Ryan Coogler of the Rocky series spinoff/sequel Creed, Black Panther follows up from the events of Civil War as King T’Challa struggles with keeping his highly-advanced nation concealed from the world while confronting hostile challengers to his rule. The film’s also expected to set up Avengers: Infinity War.
The rush to buy advance tickets for the MCU is lamp-shaded by cast member Lupita Nyong’o, who noted it on Instagram while grousing her difficulties in getting a ticket. No actual figures in day-one sales were put up by Fandango, but note that Civil War’s opening take was $179 million.
Black Panther also stars Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Letitia Wright and Angela Bassett. The movie premieres February 16, the first MCU film showing in 2018.