"Anchor point is a good way of [describing] it, particularly as some of our other anchor points, Asgard for instance, are gone", Feige said.
Note that co-writer/director Ryan Coogler hasn't officially signed on to direct the sequel, which will be interesting to see if his idea for a sequel is in line with what Marvel wants (or if that "solid direction" is something Coogler himself provided in developing the first movie). Homecoming's opening weekend hauled in $71 million in its first weekend and, judging by the advance ticket sales, Black Panther could potentially top it by the time Sunday rolls around. I'm not saying we're doing that, but I'm saying that we're intrigued by them. "Avengers: Infinity War" releases in US theaters on April 27, 2018. A friend of mine pointed out something pretty interesting about the latest JCPenny advertisement for their line of Black Panther gear.
Black Panther features a slew of breakout characters who fans love, especially women like T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright), his loyal protector Okoye (Danai Gurira) and his former lover and badass Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o). I reminded him that it was because of The Dark Knight's exclusion that the Academy went to 10 (and now up to 10) nominees to get movies like that included, but to no avail so far.More news: WaPo: Erik Prince, Seychelles Meeting Possible Kremlin Back Channel
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"I think there's lots of potential".
In addition to its stellar box office run, Black Panther has also been a favorite with critics, earning a 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Take a look at the ad below and see if you notice what I'm talking about.
Also, amid fears of a Black-featured film playing well in the notoriously fickle movie audience in China, the Disney-Marvel Comic Universe film had grossed $9.87M, according to the China Box Office.
Over the last decade, China has become one of the most important film markets in the world: nearly as important as the U.S. is, and only becoming more crucial every year. So we'll just have to be patient.