Marvel Studio’s latest two installments have been complete successes with Spider-Man’s debut film becoming one of my favorite Marvel films to date and Thor’s third movie, which was wildly different from its predecessors, being one of the funniest Marvel films that has been made so far. So, continuing on that winning trend, Marvel Studios is taking one of their newest heroes, Black Panther, and bringing his story to the forefront with his own movie and I am ecstatic.
Last night during the National Football Championship (great job Alabama by the way, that was an awesome way to win a game) they brought out a special preview of the highly anticipated superhero flick and while it was basically a trailer with mostly already seen footage it was the announcement that it’s time to start getting your tickets for the film that got me excited.
Last year history was made as the DC Universe decided to finally break tradition and brought out their first female superhero film with Gal Gadot’s sensational Wonder Woman. It tore down boundaries as it broke records for becoming the highest-grossing film led by a female director and it helped give the DC Universe the jolt of life it needed as it became critically acclaimed around the world.
Now Marvel has come to make history of their own with a film featuring a black superhero and a majority black cast, black writers, and an incredible African-American director in Ryan Coogler. It’s absolutely incredible and it truly is a historic moment.
The great thing is that’s not the only reason why I’m excited to see this film. Black Panther already became one of my favorite new superheroes after he made his debut in Captain America: Civil War and now that we get to see his beautiful world of Wakanda and follow his continuing journey I’m just excited to see this movie.
This looks like it’s going to be one of the most action-packed Marvel films to date and I know I’m going to enjoy this movie to the highest extant because Marvel has the perfect formula with their films and I know Black Panther is not going to be an exception.
The only problem that this movie might possess is its villains.
Marvel’s only consistent problem are their villains. From the very first Iron Man to its latest installment, Thor: Ragnarok, there has been a lack of complex, truly frightening villains throughout its seventeen films and the trend of one-note villains is starting to get old.
Now I’m pretty sure the illegal weapons dealer, Klaw, won’t be a very impressive villain but I’m hoping Erik Killmonger will be the incredible antagonist this movie deserves and won’t end up becoming another Ronan from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Whatever the case, it’s a little over a month until this film comes out and I’m ready to see this film because once this comes out the next stop on the Marvel train is Avengers: Infinity War and I. Can’t. Wait!
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a magical day.