Black Pan­ther is fi­nally out in cin­e­mas!

Khaleej Times - City Times - - FRONT PAGE - ENID PARKER enid@khalee­j­

CRE­ATED BY STAN Lee and writer-artist Jack Kirby, Mar­vel’s Black Pan­ther made his de­but in Fan­tas­tic Four #56 in July 1966 and is the first su­per­hero of African de­scent to ap­pear in main­stream Amer­i­can comics. As hard­core comic­book geeks, we couldn’t be more ex­cited to see this iconic char­ac­ter get a fit­ting stand­alone de­but as Black Pan­ther re­leases in UAE cin­e­mas to­day. Rated by The Guardian as ‘a rol­lick­ing good ride’, the film has drawn crit­i­cal ac­claim from most re­view­ers, with Ok­la­homa Daily’s Ali­son Wein­traub say­ing, “The first thing you’ll no­tice in Black Pan­ther isn’t the all-star cast or the in­cred­i­ble spe­cial ef­fects — it’s the cos­tumes. There is a bright­ness in Wakanda, the fic­tional African na­tion where most of the movie takes place, es­pe­cially when com­pared to other Mar­vel movies.” We par­tic­u­lar love the stills of Lupita Ny­ong’o look­ing fierce in her role as the war­rior Nakia. Need­less to say we can’t wait to head to the cin­e­mas to­mor­row! Rot­ten toma­toes gives it 97% tRivia: The name “Wakanda” comes from The Wakamba Tribe of kenya, also knoWn as The kamba.

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