Black Panther, in Wakanda power is female and pride is black. Sprint start at the box office

'Wakanda forever', sequel to the successful blockbuster try to forget the star Chadwick Boseman with an exceptional female and 'all black' cast. Super special effects, lots of action and a long tribute to the protagonist who died prematurely. And at the European premiere is Khabi Lame

  black-panther-khabi-lame Shuri (Letitia Wright) wears Black Panther and Khabi Lame's suit at the film's London premier Photo

Riuscirà the Sicily of The Strangeness to bear the brunt of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , after having repulsed the onslaught of Black Adam ? That's the legitimate question, box office data in hand, even if the premises suggest that the challenge is by no means on equal terms. The blockbuster Marvel arrives on screens with the aim of dominating theaters between now and the end of the year, thanks to the success of the first Black Panther dated 2018 and of the nostalgia effect for Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the face of the superhero, who became popular and charismatic in the United States and passed away two years ago from cancer at the age of only 44. – Photo

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, at the European premiere in London there is also Khabi Lame – guard

ESORDIO BOMB - The data confirm the good debut: 717,000 euros with 96,000 spectators, i.e. 249 spectators per theater on the first day of programming and, judging by the reception received by the teasers, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it will have no trouble replicating its success globally. The first launched in July, for example, garnered 172 million views in its first 24 hours, nearly double what paved the way for the superhero newcomer in 2017. That film ended up not only touching up box office records, but also breaking various clichés, starting with the one that Hollywood cinema was a white man's business. Enough to become the first superhero film to get to the Oscar nominations. Of course, it was the most fervent season since the Black Lives Matter movement and, now, the main challenge for the sequel will be to credibly replace the charismatic protagonist. The first overseas reviews were already enthusiastic and the film confirms the great display of special effects and action scenes throughout its two hours and 40 minutes, in constant balance with reinforced doses of nostalgia (if not actual mourning complete with funeral ceremony) for T'Challa, the hero who is no more.

BLACK AND WARRIORS - The king of Wakanda is no longer there, therefore, and there is no great explanation of how it happened, as if to make the identification between the character and his interpreter a given. An identification that is a fait accompli in American society, so much so that the African-American champions and stars have taken to greeting by crossing their arms over their chests like the Marvel superhero. T'Challa's mother leads the kingdom holding the precious vibranium (Angela Bassett). At her side is her sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), superscientist and number one suspect for the succession to Boseman. But the kingdom remains vulnerable, not so much at the hands of the superpowers known to us, but due to the appearance of a new fantastic people, inhabitants of the abyss, descended from a Mayan tribe and in possession of the only other source of vibranium on the planet. A new people and a new villain: Namor, or Mexican actor Tenoch Huerta Mejía. The rest is the advent of a colorful group of women, strictly warriors and African Americans. Partly androgenic. From the powerful Okoye (Danai Gurira) to Michaela Coel (Aneka), to the Oscar-winning Nakia for 12 years a slave Lupita Nyong'o. All according to the latest dictates of the Marvel-Disney cinematic universe.

RIKI'S FRIEND - “All the characters have twists and turns – Letitia Wright explained to the press -. And Shuri too. We meet her in the first film and she is a ray of sunshine there. So proud that her brother is taking over her father's legacy. I loved this character because for her too it was as if there were no limits, as if she were the person her brother went to seek protection from”. In this second test, lost, his brother Shuri seems to be a candidate to replace him and finds a shoulder in Riki Willliams (Dominque Thorne), a brilliant African-American MIT student - obviously - who has just invented a machine for detecting vibranium. But it is in the now classic and inevitable sequences after the end credits that paves the way for further evolution for the kingdom of Wakanda.