When we last encountered T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his father T’Chaka had just been assassinated, leaving him with not only the mantle of protector Black Panther, but also King of Wakanda. At the end of Captain America: Civil War, T’Challa returns home to the African nation to take up his new role as ruler.
Possessing advanced technology and shielded from the outside world, Wakanda is the source of Vibranium – the strongest metal on Earth. When word hits that Ulysses Klau (Andy Serkis), the only man ever to have broken into Wakanda, is again on the hunt for Vibranium, the tribes and their warriors must band together to protect the secrecy of the nation.
The strength of Black Panther lies in its character building. T’Challa’s position of power tests his bonds to family, and it’s the women who carry this film, assisting the Black Panther to decide what is right. Wakanda itself is a beautifully realised world – a haven of futuristic tech and traditional African tribal culture; it’s like Marvel has raided the costume department of The Lion King stage production!
This is a unique and groundbreaking entry in the MCU, anchored by committed performances and the vision of director Ryan Coogler (Creed). Get your paws on a copy!
Release Date: 30 May 2018
Format: DVD Blu-ray 3D 4K
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Martin Freeman, Danai Gurira