Black Panther and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Marvel cinematic universe has turned into an ever-growing conglomerate of superhero movies. The most recent addition to the universe is the new and popular film, Black Panther. If you haven’t seen Black Panther yet, you’re missing out. I would argue that if even if you are not a Marvel fan, Black Panther is an incredible cinematic production. Plus Chadwick Boseman is just incredible to look at in his role as the black panther (especially in all black ;)).  

I was personally really excited to see this film. I was curious to see how Marvel was going to incorporate a new superhero into the mix, especially one with such a unique background as to how he actually became the Black Panther. Being the Marvel nerd that I am, I could barely contain my excitement once it came out in theaters. I knew there was no shot I was going to be able to see it opening night, so I waited a couple of weeks. When I finally got around to seeing it, I spent the extra money and saw it in IMAX 3D. In the end, the film went beyond my expectations, providing me with a thrilling experience in the theater.

There are some that may argue that the Black Panther film seemed disconnected from the rest of the Marvel series. In my opinion, I think that they did a great job connecting the Black Panther to the rest of the series through the use of vibranium. Vibranium is the metal that Wakanda uses in order to power its city. It is also the same metal that is in Captain America’s shield, and the same metal that the villain Ultron uses in the second Avengers movie, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, in order to create Vision, a new hero added to the Marvel series.

This all probably seems very confusing if you are not a Marvel or superhero nerd like me. However, I am here to assure you that if even if you haven’t seen any of the other Marvel movies and you just wanted to see Black Panther for the heck of it, it is worth your time and money going to see. It has an incredible cast, including but not limited to Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, and Lupita Nyong’o. It also has a fantastic soundtrack associated with it, with songs by Kendrick Lamar and SZA. (All the Stars by Kendrick Lamar and SZA is my favorite song at the moment.) I definitely would spend my time and money seeing it again because it was that good.

More recently, Marvel has been creating new movies based on new characters in the Marvel comics. This is why characters like Ant-Man, Spiderman, and of course, the Black Panther have come into play. While these characters have not been placed in an Avengers movie yet, they are all featured together in most recent Captain America movie Captain America: Civil War. However, the trailer for the third Avengers film, Avengers: Infinity War, illustrated the involvement of all of the characters, old and new. It is set to come out May 4th of this year. I couldn’t be more excited to see the Black Panther return once again.

 

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