Black Panther Home Entertainment Release Details

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, the highly celebrated story of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a young African prince who takes on the mantle of King and Super Hero, has thrilled and inspired generations of moviegoers around the globe. Now, fans can bring home the phenomenon, packed with light-hearted fun, pulse-pounding action and a powerful message, and watch it over and over again, Digitally in HD and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand on June 11.  With both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos immersive sound, 4k Ultra HD offers consumers a transformative viewing experience.

Through the 4K Cinematic Universe Edition of Black Panther, fans will experience the exhilarating adventure in stunning 4K Ultra HD with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Never-before-seen extras feature commentary from director Ryan Coogler; deleted scenes; outtakes; and several making-of featurettes, which detail the Black Panther’s evolution, the remarkable women of Wakanda, the history of T’Challa’s proud nation, and the cosmic origin and technological applications of vibranium. Also included are a roundtable discussion with Black Panther filmmakers and writers; a featurette tracing the countless connections between heroes, characters and storylines within the Marvel Cinematic Universe; and an exclusive sneak peek at Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The global cultural phenomenon of Black Panther has dominated the top spot of the UK box office for 4 weeks and is the second biggest Marvel film ever making £48.4 million behind Avengers: Assemble. In the acclaimed film, T’Challa returns home to the hidden high-tech African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king, following the death of his father. But when a man named Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) appears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he’s drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger.

The film features a fierce group of Wakandan women, including Nakia (Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o), a War Dog and Wakandan spy; Shuri (Letitia Wright), T’Challa’s little sister and tech wizard; and the Dora Milaje, the all-female Wakandan Special Forces led by Okoye (Danai Gurira). They team up with reluctant ally CIA agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman) to help T’Challa defend Wakanda against the forces threatening to destroy it. The action is intensified through a musical score by GRAMMY®-nominated composer Ludwig Göransson and soundtrack curated and produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning global superstar Kendrick Lamar and Billboard Magazine’s Executive of the Year Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.

EE BAFTA Awards 2018 Attendees Confirmed

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today confirmed a number of nominees, presenters and other attendees of this Sunday’s EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Hosted by Joanna Lumley, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 on Sunday 18 February. As previously announced Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary will host the official red carpet live programme, which will be broadcast globally on BAFTA’s Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs) and via EE’s Facebook page (/EE) at 17.00 GMT, with highlights also shown on the BBC One ceremony programme.

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Alice Birch, Timothée Chalamet, Park Chan-wook, Daniel Day-Lewis,  Greta Gerwig, Hugh Grant, Matt Greenhalgh, Luca Guadagnino, Sally Hawkins, David Heyman, Armando Iannucci, James Ivory, Allison Janney, Angelina Jolie, Daniel Kaluuya, Paul King, Francis Lee, Lesley Manville, Martin McDonagh, Frances McDormand, Christopher Nolan, Josh O’Connor, Gary Oldman, William Oldroyd, Florence Pugh, Margot Robbie,  Sam Rockwell, Alexander Rodnyansky, Steven Rogers, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Taylor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Sorkin, Octavia Spencer, Tessa Thompson, Denis Villeneuve, Joe Wright, Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Gemma Arterton, Orlando Bloom, Sam Claflin, Bryan Cranston, Natalie Dormer, Taron Egerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rebecca Ferguson, Karen Gillan, Naomie Harris, Salma Hayek, Edward Holcroft, Nicholas Hoult, Isabelle Huppert, Lily James, Jennifer Lawrence, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lupita Nyong’o, Sergei Polunin, Will Poulter, Andrea Riseborough, Sir Patrick Stewart, Mark Strong, Hayley Squires, Tom Taylor, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rachel Weisz, Letitia Wright.

As previously announced, The National Film and Television School (NFTS) will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award and Sir Ridley Scott will be honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship.

Returning to the EE British Academy Film Awards for the second year is Sheku Kanneh-Mason the young British Cellist who won Young Musician of the Year in 2016. This year, the 18-year-old maestro will be joined on stage by five of his equally talented siblings. His eldest sister, Isata, will be playing the viola, brother, Braimah, 20 will be on the violin. Konya, his 17-year-old sister will also be playing the violin and finally, Jeneba, his 15-year-old sister and finalist for this year’s Young Musician of the Year Competition, will be on second cello. They will be performing a rendition of Evening of Roses as an accompaniment to this year’s obituaries.

Black Panther: The New Age Of The Superhero

Black Panther is one amazing Marvel character. Created as a comic book character in the same decade as Thor and Iron Man, he finally has his own movie. This king of the fantastical country of Wakanda in Northeastern Africa is known as the Black Panther in his sleek and dark, feline suit. But as a ruler of his people, he is known as T’Challa. In the golden age of Marvel comics, the name of the superhero himself underwent some alteration.

He was originally introduced in 1966 in the Fantastic Four series and was called Black Panther. That was in July. A few months later, in October, the militant Black Panther Party was formed and lasted until its dissolution in 1982. Well, in 1972 the character went by the name of Black Leopard. The name change did not last very long. But this had been done so as not to cause connections to be drawn between Marvel’s character Black Panther and the extremist movement of the same title.

From his appearance and active role in Captain America: Civil War (2016), we already know some of the elements which make up Black Panther’s personality. In that third and presumably final installment of the Captain America saga, T’Challa and his father T’Chaka are introduced. The viewers see Black Panther build up rage and vengeance within himself for the murder of his father. But as the movie progresses, it is seen that he realizes the revenge he seeks is pointless. He sees how revenge can break down strong relationships, and ultimately he shows compassion on the man behind T’Chaka’s death. So Black Panther is definitely a man of strong emotions.

Chadwick Boseman returns in the lead role as the Black Panther. The film is directed by Ryan Coogler, director of Creed (2015). Boseman and a few of his acting companions such as Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) and Winston Duke reprise their Black Panther roles in Avengers: Infinity War which is also to be released this year. In addition to relatively fresh acting talent, Black Panther has also employed some of the greatest professionals in the acting business. Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years a Slave, plays Nakia, a character who is apparently accustomed to going on special missions. Nyong’o has also done voiceovers for productions such as The Jungle Book (2016) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).

Once again, John Kani portrays King T’Chaka, T’Challa’s father. A South African actor, Kani brings perhaps the most experienced talent to this entire production despite the fact he has not won as many awards as his peers. He is nonetheless an extremely convincing actor. Probably his best-known role prior to entering the MCU was Samuel in The Ghost and the Darkness (1996) which also featured Michael Douglas (Ant-Man). Kani shall also be providing the voice of Rafiki the baboon in the live-action remake of The Lion King.

Anyone who enjoyed many of the elements of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation of The Hobbit is probably anxious to see this movie. This is because two of the most prominent actors from that trilogy appear in Black Panther: Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis. Freeman (Bilbo in The Hobbit) plays CIA Agent Everett K. Ross. Like T’Challa himself, Ross was another character introduced in Civil War. Serkis (Gollum) returns as Ulysses Klaue, a gangster who first appeared in the MCU in Age of Ultron (2015).

In the trailer for Black Panther, Ross is seen questioning Klaue. They are alone together in a room talking back and forth. As a fan of The Hobbit, the first notion that popped into my head was, “I can see these two start whispering riddles in the dark to each other all over again!” All of the amazing heart and talent, both new and old, going into this production will make it worthwhile. The Black Panther has a good moral compass. He is not only a good character; he’s a great one.

Marvel fans everywhere are awaiting the long-expected screening.

The Stunning New Black Panther Poster Is Here!

Featuring the core characters from the upcoming Marvel and Disney release next year, the latest poster for Black Panther is something to truly savour. One of the next instalments in Marvel’s ongoing movie crusade, Black Panther is already looking set to engage and enthralling audiences as it presents a whole new dimension of heroes.

You can view the new poster below

Source: Marvel/Disney

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

Black Panther is set for UK release on 12th February 2018.

Brand New Black Panther Character Posters Unleashed

It’s one of the most fascinating and exciting future Marvel projects on the roster and now Ryan Coogler’s upcoming Black Panther movie has a whole bunch of new posters focusing on the core characters within the story residing in the fictional world of Wakanda.

Featuring the likes of Chadwick Boseman’s main hero, the villainous Michael B Jordan and even Martin Freeman’s character we briefly met during Civil War, the posters give us a little tease of the scale of characters to feature in Black Panther.

You can enjoy them all below.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The film is released in the UK on 12th February 2018.