In December 2017, a survey from Fandango indicated that Black Panther was the second most anticipated film in 2018 behind Avengers: Infinity War. Fandango reported that its first 24 hours of ticket presales for the film were the largest ever for a Marvel film, surpassing Captain America: Civil War in 2016. Early projections for the film have it earning between $80–90 million in its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, with the potential to earn between $100-120 million, and earning $275–335 million for its domestic total.
“What’s so great about Panther is he’s a superhero who, if you grab him and ask him if he’s a superhero, he’ll tell you, ‘No.’ He sees himself as a politician, as a leader in his country. It just so happens that the country is a warrior-based nation where the leaders have to be warriors, as well, so sometimes he has to go fight”, says Ryan Coogler, director of Black Panther.
Joe Robert Cole, who wrote the screenplay, called the film an historic opportunity to depict a black superhero “at a time when African-Americans are affirming their identities while dealing with vilification and dehumanization.” He added that it was important to root the themes of the film in the actual cultures of Africa, and that they would be working with experts on the region of Africa that Wakanda is supposed to be located in
After the events of Captain America: Civil War
, King T’Challa
returns home to Wakanda
. But when two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with CIA agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war.
The movie „Black Panther / Pantera neagră” is distributed by Forum Film Romania and will have the premiere on 16th February 2018, in 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX.