Stars like Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler were in Seoul, Korea to promote the much awaited first superhero movie of 2018: BLACK PANTHER
The stars of BLACK PANTHER kicked off the movie's international tour this week in South Korea, where key action scenes were shot, and spoke at length on Marvel's most diverse franchise.
"My own personal culture and heritage is something I've always appreciated since I was very young and I've always loved superhero comic books and movies. So it's a blessing to be able to merge these two ideas into one project. It was really surreal to be a part of this process," director Ryan Coogler told media present at the press conference.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays the lead role of the dashing and intelligent superhero as well as T'Challa, the young ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, also expressed his excitement of being part of the franchise and described the film as a "revolutionary" superhero film.
Marvel Studios BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king and BLACK PANTHER is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.
BLACK PANTHER stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, with Angela Bassett, with Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay. Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER hits theaters on February 16, 2018.