Is Black Panther Marvel’s Biggest Film Yet?

Now that it’s 2018 we can start looking ahead to the next wave of superhero films. First on the schedule for 2018 is Marvel’s Black Panther film. After Thor: Ragnarok was released back in November fans have got excited for the next installment in the MCU.

As we inch closer to May 4th and Avengers: Infinity War we have to wonder just how much will be teased in the last film before its release. The MCU has done a terrific job of tying each movie to their shared universe as well as its own stand alone story. So does Black Panther have the story to be Marvel’s next big franchise? Can it follow in the footsteps of Iron Man, Thor, or Captain America or is this a one and done film.

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With star power like Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Forrest Whitaker there is no shortage of household names. Boseman first appears as Black Panther/T’Challa in Captain America: Civil War and was the face of diversity in baseball playing Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42. Jordan is best known for his passing of the torch moment in Creed the sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky franchise. The duo will bring to life the power struggle as T’Challa returns home after the death of his father as seen in Civil War.

 

On top of a great cast of actors, the world of Black Panther has potential to bring out one of the most visually stunning Marvel films to date. T’Challa returns home to Wakanda the richest part of the Marvel Universe. On top of money to burn, Wakanda is the most technologically advanced civilization. For this reason alone Marvel should challenge its visual effects department to create not only a world of a superhero but a world that is awe-inspiring and worthy of such praise. They won’t be able to phone it in, creating a world that is that rich in culture and wealth could make or break the movie.

Since there’s no other movie before May’s release, will we get a bulk of the story in Black Panther? Can we expect a healthy dose of end credit scenes? Or will Black Panther stand on it’s own two feet and let Avengers: Infinity War take on its own life? Surely, if the movie generates any word of mouth and ties in a few last pieces before Infinity War fans will come out in waves to see the latest MCU hit. If that’s the case, look for huge returns at the box office.

Black Panther hits theaters February 16th. Is it worthy of your first day viewing?

 

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