(AllHipHop News) One of the most highly anticipated films of 2018 will arrive in theaters on February 16. Before the masses get to see Black Panther, a special world premiere for the Marvel Studios production was held in Los Angeles.
Stars of the Ryan Coogler-directed movie congregated at the Dolby Theatre on Monday. Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis were among the cast members to be photographed at the event.
John Kani, who reprises his role as T’Chaka from Captain America: Civil War, was asked what Black Panther represents for the African continent. The South African actor said, “This movie is going to deal with the myth that if the white colonialists did not land in Africa we’d still be walking in skins and chasing each other… This is one time where African people are shown in their fullest potential.”
Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story, The Lion King) and Tessa Thompson (Creed, Thor: Ragnarok) were also in attendance at the event. Other celebrities to walk the purple carpet included Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence, David Oyelowo, Meagan Good, George Lucas, Janelle Monáe, Sterling K. Brown, Yara Shahidi, and Miles Brown.