A new picture has been released from one of the most anticipated films of the year – Avengers: Infinity War! Given the success of Black Panther, both Chadwick Boseman’s character and Danai Gurira’s Okoye are featured in the new image. Click on the preview below to see it in full size at our photo gallery! Avengers: Infinity War will land in theaters on April 27.
As mentioned on our Twitter-account (follow us @chadbosemanfan today for all the latest updates!), Chadwick Boseman attended the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening. He looked supercool as he walked the red carpet, and presented the award for Adapted Screenplay alongside Margot Robbie. The first batch of pictures have been added to our photo gallery, with many thanks to Sara.
For his last stop on the Black Panther press tour, Chadwick Boseman appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He talked about the special magic of the movie, and why it has had the fantastic impact. Be sure to watch the interesting clip in the player below.
Last night, Chadwick Boseman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote Black Panther, currently in theaters everywhere. He talked about how Denzel Washington was a sponsor for his university experience as well as played a game of True Confessions with Jimmy and Marlon Wayans. Be sure to watch all the fun videos below!
In a defining moment for diversity and Hollywood, Disney’s and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther debuted to a record-shattering $242 million at the Presidents Day box office, according to updated estimates. The bold superhero film passed up Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($241.6 million) to earn more in its first four days than any movie in history at the North American box office, save for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($288.1 million), not adjusted for inflation. Black Panther also scored the biggest Monday in history with $40.2 million, besting Force Awakens‘ $40.1 million.
Black Panther‘s three-day haul of $201.8 million is the fifth-biggest domestic opening of all time, and the second-biggest for a superhero title behind fellow Marvel pic The Avengers ($207.4 million).
Another day, another magazine cover! This time, Chadwick Boseman is fronting the pages of Rolling Stone’s March issue – in a supercool photoshoot to boot. You can view both the cover and inside picture in our photo gallery, and read an insert from the interview below.
Two years ago, Chadwick Boseman was in a movie called Gods of Egypt. It was not a very good movie. But in addition to its not-goodness, it also became infamous for whitewashing – casting, as ancient African deities, a white guy from Scotland, a white guy from Denmark and at least seven white people from Australia. Boseman, the sole black lead, played Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom and inventor of mathematics. Before the movie came out, an interviewer asked him about the criticism, and Boseman said that not only did he agree with it, it was why he took the part – so audiences would see at least one god of African descent. “But, yeah,” he added dryly. “People don’t make $140 million movies starring black and brown people.”
What a difference two years makes. Because now we have Black Panther – not just a $140 million movie starring black and brown people, but a $200 million one. It’s very overdue. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created Panther, the first black superhero, way back in 1966, but he didn’t show up on the big screen until 50 years later, when Boseman stole Captain America: Civil War. Now, after a decade of Marvel Universe films starring a demographically disproportionate number of white Chrises, the world finally has its first African superhero movie.
“It’s a sea-change moment,” Boseman says. “I still remember the excitement people had seeing Malcolm X. And this is greater, because it includes other people, too. Everybody comes to see the Marvel movie.”
Yesterday, Chadwick Boseman attended the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles, where he even helped NBA player Victor Oladipo do his dunk in Black Panther gear. Afterwards he continued to the celebratory party held by GQ. Watch the fun video above, and check out a few pictures from the events in our photo gallery. Simply click on the previews below to see all the photos.