♦ Out this week in cinemas (today in the UK), Variety just spoke to the star of Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, and its director, Ryan Coogler …
Following Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as King. His sovereignty is challenged by warring factions inside his own borders, as Erik Killmonger (Michael B Jordan) and arms dealer Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) conspire to bring down his reign. T’Challa must become the Black Panther, working with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross (Martin Freeman), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and members of Wakandan special forces unit Dora Milaje to prevent a world war.
Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o
Here’s our review of the film itself