The Avengers star has taken to Instagram to thank fans for making his new flick, Avengers: Infinity War, the highest grossing superhero film of all time. However, the death of T'Challa will send shockwaves through Wakanda, and it seems reasonable to expect that these characters will receive more attention as they mourn the untimely demise of their king. There has been speculation over the last several weeks that somebody else could possibly take on the role, possibly even Shuri, if she lived through the snap of Thanos. I'm not saying that Black Panther was a film aimed squarely at the African and African-American communites, but it is most definitely a result of the combined power of the creatives in those communites to a degree that is truly subversive in this day and age.
And I can't say I'm surprised.
However, this isn't really me complaining or finding an issue with the movie; this was the culmination of the storytelling model that has been set up by Marvel Studios and visionary producer Kevin Feige.
"There are great ideas out there that we've talked about internally that I think and I hope will be surprising and refreshing to audiences while we still continue to explore characters we've come to love", he continued. "There's still a ton of story left to tell". His character's presence was felt throughout the film, with the directors - the Russo Brothers - even suggesting that they'd designed the story from his perspective. Nate Moore explained further. We spoke to film trade analyst Akshaye Rathi to know in detail the box-office prospects of the film.
Cast - Start with the list above and then add Robert Downey, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Dinklage, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, William Hurt and hundreds more in the most star-studded cast ever put in one movie this is big in every sense of the word.
Although the weekly cumulative figures for Infinity War won't be officially confirmed until Thursday afternoon, the New Zealand Screen Association's box-office report from the past weekend estimated its reported official haul up until Sunday night as $8,900,503, edging just ahead of original Avengers movie's $8,818,551, recorded in 2012.