Los Angeles [U.S.A], January 31
‘Black Panther’ is being called a ‘cultural phenomenon’ after its premiere.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the directorÂ Ryan Coogler earned a sustained standing ovation when he took the stage to introduce the cast of his Marvel Studios film, including his leading man Chadwick Boseman.
The cast also included Michael B. Jordon, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis and Sterling K. Brown.
The film’s lead actor Chadwick Boseman, who essays the role of superhero ‘Black Panther’, said that he is willing to put himself through sickness in order to get the right thing on the screen about Coogler.
“He’s a very, very honest director. He’ll tell you what he believes in. You trust what he’s saying, because he lives it, he’s dreaming about it. He’s willing to put himself through sickness in order to get the right thing on the screen,” noted Boseman.
Coogler, Boseman and many other cast members wore clothing honoring the film’s African’s roots.
The actor also hopes that people will watch this movie and see the hero in themselves, even if it is a white person.
He shared, “I hope people will watch this movie and see the hero in themselves. Even if it’s a white person who sees it, if they can see a black character and identify with them, it changes a little bit about how our society is.”
With inputs from ANI