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‘Black Panther’ Powers Past $300 Million at International Box Office

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” has grossed an impressive $83.8 million in its second weekend in about 83% of international markets, lifting the superhero tentpole to $304 million overseas.“Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the king of a fictional African nation, now has a worldwide total of $704 million through Sunday — making it the 10th largest […]

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‘Cowboy Ninja Viking’ Adds ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Scribe Eric Pearson

Exclusive: Eric Pearson has been set to rewrite Cowboy Ninja Viking, the Universal Pictures film that will star Chris Pratt with Michelle MacLaren directing. Pearson is coming off Thor: Ragnarok. The attitude-laced hard-edged actioner is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by Aj Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo. Pearson takes over an earlier draft […]

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Black Panther proves the best villains are those who could have been heroes

Like Terminator and Darth Vader, Erik Killmonger’s evil is all the more compelling when we find out the wrong turn he has takenWhen Empire magazine published its list of the all-time top 50 villains in cinema in 2016, there was no place for any of the Marvel cinematic universe’s many baddies. In fact, only a […]

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Ryan Coogler Explains Why ‘Black Panther’ Didn’t Include A Key Marvel Connection

**Spoilers Ahead**Maybe there’s something to be said for Marvel movies that don’t have a hardline connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last fall’s “Thor: Ragnarok” was (mostly) content to riff on its own irreverent spirit, and if you hadn’t seen the previous ‘Thor’ flicks or last couple McU entries you’d still (mostly) be fine. The […]

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‘Black Panther’ Pounces on $169 Million in International Box Office

Disney-Marvel’s superhero tentpole “Black Panther” has launched with a massive $169 million in about 70% of international markets.The opening gave “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman as the king of a mythical African nation, a worldwide total of $361 million through Sunday. South Korea led the way with $25.3 million, representing the fifth biggest launch of […]

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‘Black Panther’ Post-Credits Scenes: What They Are and What They Mean For the McU

Is the age of the jam-packed, overstuffed post-credits Marvel movie experience over? After “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” director James Gunn unspooled not just one, not two, but a full five post-credits scenes in his latest film, the rest of his Marvel Cinematic Universe brethren has kept it relatively short — “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Thor: […]

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Tessa Thompson to Star as Doris Payne in Jewelry Heist Movie (Exclusive)

Tessa Thompson has signed on to portray Doris Payne, a woman who gained notoriety for her luxury jewelry heists from stores around the world.Thompson, whose credits include “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Creed,” and “Westworld,” will also produce the currently untitled film with Codeblack Films’ Jeff Clanagan. Codeblack is launching the project after having obtained Payne’s life rights.The […]

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‘The Breaker Upperers’ Trailer: First Look At Pedigreed New Zealand Comedy Bound For SXSW & Berlin

From the filmmakers behind Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows and executive produced by their director Taika Waititi of Thor: Ragnarok fame comes The Breaker Upperers, their latest irreverent comedy that has landed a world premiere slot at next month’s SXSW. Before that, the New Zealand-made film heads to Berlin […]

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