Black Panther is one of Marvel's best and most dramatically complex movies

A.V. Club film editor A.A. Dowd and staff critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky return to discuss the latest—and one of the greatest—from Marvel Studios, Black Panther. Directed by Creed and Fruitvale Station’s Ryan Coogler, Black Panther veers from the template established by Marvel’s previous 18 films by introducing a…

The entertaining and ambitious Black Panther breaks from the Marvel formula

It’s taken a decade and 18 films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally produced a superhero movie that feels like it was ripped from the pages of a comic book. Ditching the MCU’s familiar roster of heroes (they don’t get as much as a mention) along with many of the basics of the Marvel film formula, Ryan…

Here’s everything you should know before seeing Black Panther

Black Panther ascends to the throne on February 16, when director Ryan Coogler will make his Afrofuturist-inspired contribution to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Black Panther is the first spin-off for the Marvel character, but as with all things in the MCU, he’s already carrying a lot of baggage. So The A.V. Club …

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T’Challa’s suit got an upgrade in new Black Panther footage that Marvel won’t show us

A lot of Captain America: Civil War involved laying the groundwork for the Black Panther movie, and during its Comic-Con panel today, Marvel unsurprisingly revealed that Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther will actually take place just after the events of Civil War—meaning T’Challa’s father has just been killed and Bucky…