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The 'Black Panther' Premiere Was Black Excellence At Its Peak

The 'Black Panther' Premiere Was Black Excellence At Its Peak

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On Monday night, the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California was turned into royal purple (literally) for the world premiere of Marvel's "Black Panther." As expected, the film's director Ryan Coogler and the cast Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Sterling K. Brown brought an overdose of Black excellence. Plus, Black Hollywood came out to support one of the year's most highly anticipated films. 

Photo via: Marvel 

As the first reviews about the film came rolling in, one thing it looks like audiences can expect is that "Black Panther" will be everything and more! According to Variety, Los Angeles Times writer Jen Yamato wrote that the film is "incredible, kinetic, purposeful. A superhero movie about why representation and identity matters, and how tragic it is when those things are denied to people. The (first) MCU movie about something real." 

 See a few more photos from last night's premiere below.  

Chadwick Boseman (who plays Black Panther) Photo credit: Buckner/Variety/ Rex/ Shuttershock 

Lupita Nyong'o (who plays the warrior Nakia) 

Michael B. Jordan (who plays the villain Erik Killmonger) with writer and director, Ryan Coogler/ Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images Angela Bassett (who plays the Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda/ Photo credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty Images

Again, February 16 cannot get here soon enough! Congratulations to the "Black Panther" cast and crew on the world premiere of their film.