The European premiere of the much anticipated Hollywood blockbuster movie: Black Panther, was held at the London’s Eventim Apollo on Thursday night and a lot of your favourite Hollywood celebrities were spotted on the black carpet spotting African attires.
Actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lupita Nyongo wore some of the biggest Hollywood names that were at the star-studded event. Leona Lewis, The Black Eyed Peas and John Boyega were also on the black carpet in the colourful African prints.
Black Panther is Marvel’s first film with a cast of all black superheroes.
The film’s actors and fans have been vocal about how its release exemplifies a positive portrayal of Africa and blackness.
The film has trended on social media with hashtags like #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe been tweeted and re-tweeted hundreds of thousand times by fans. And the film has also made a mark on the fashion industry too.
Marvel Studios is presenting an event at New York Fashion week this month called ‘Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda’ to show off clothes inspired by the new superhero movie.
And at the European premiere stars like Stormzy and John Boyega weren’t far behind the curve, mixing suit trousers with West African prints.
The European premiere held as the official soundtrack went live on streaming apps last night.
The 14-track project feature top music artiste across the globe a SZA, James Blake, the Weeknd, Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar.
The Black Panther was first featured in Captain America: Civil War. A movie that was released in the year 2016. Now he’s got his own film, which goes way beyond the usual expectations of fantasy, fight scenes and romance.
Having a plot based around a black superhero with a predominantly black cast is a first for Marvel, but the film builds on this concept in a massive way.
The film was directed by Creed’s Ryan Coogler, and set in the mythical country of Wakanda: a hidden African kingdom with incredible technological power, due to its reserves of the world’s most useful precious metal.