The women of Wakanda are kicking ass and taking names in this featurette from Marvel's upcoming "Black Panther". Current estimates have "Black Panther" bringing in just around $85 million on its opening weekend on Feb. 16, still far below "Deadpool's" February record of $132.4 million. But early indications now suggest that Black Panther might be bigger than anyone thought, as Fandango has now announced the film has broken a pre-sale record. The first 24 hours of ticket pre-sales for the film were theon Fandango.
"Captain America: Civil War" opened in May of 2016, and is the 15th-highest worldwide grosser, with $1.15 billion.
Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.
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The video introduces the Dora Milaje, the all-female special forces warriors and bodyguards to new king T'Challa (Chadwick Boseman). Fans, also, seem excited to finally spend time in Wakanda on screen, though we saw it ever so briefly at the end of Civil War, when Captain America (Chris Evans) put Bucky (Sebastian Stan) on ice. "Tickets have been going fast ever since presales started on Fandango late Monday", said Fandango Editor Erik Davis.
In SYFY WIRE's exclusive chat with Igle below, he explains why the Black Panther movie could potentially be a seismic shift in the way superhero flicks are perceived in literature, comics, and future films.