Over the weekend, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther turned a year old. Fans, as well as actors, are celebrating the one year anniversary of the movie’s release, which came out in February 2018. The hashtag, #WakandaForever was trending on Twitter for a significant amount of time.
Black Panther was not only a commercial success, beating out Avengers: Infinity War by becoming the highest grossing film of 2018 here in the states, but it’s also the first comic book film to get attention during Awards Season. The movie is nominated for seven Academy Awards, which include Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Sound Editing. The movie recently won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Ludwig Göransson) and Best Rap Performance for “Kings Dead” (Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake).
Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther has a stellar cast led by Chadwick Boseman. Along with Boseman, Black Panther is heavily supported by Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown, and Andy Serkis. Boseman previously portrayed the Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, and is expected to reprise his role of King T’Challa/Black Panther in Avengers: Endgame. Black Panther is currently streaming on Netflix.