With the sudden death of his father, Prince T’Challa of the secluded but technologically advanced nation of Wakanda must become King and earn his title as the Black Panther, the nation’s strongest warrior and protector. But a long-lost son of Wakanda returns with ambitions for the throne and plans to demonstrate the nation’s military might to the world. T’Challa must risk everything to stand against the newcomer while he is forced to reckon with the flaws in his father’s legacy.
The first Marvel film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Black Panther has become a cultural phenomenon: at once a heart-pounding action film and a deep look at the divisions caused by racism and class disparities all around the world. Director Ryan Coogler deftly weaves the story together with stunning performances from Oscar nominee Chadwick Boseman, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, and The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira.