Black Panther

PHOENIX | Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

PHOENIX— NBC talk show host Megyn Kelly’s comments about blackface on Halloween have reinvigorated a debate over costumes that cross racial lines and what’s appropriate at a time when diverse movie and TV characters like “Black Panther” have become hugely popular. The issue has reverberated across social media, from magazine articles about whether “Black Panther” … Continue reading PHOENIX | Kelly’s ‘Blackface’ remarks amplify Halloween costume debate

NEW YORK | Coogler to return as writer-director of ‘Black Panther 2’

NEW YORK  — Ryan Coogler isn’t leaving Wakanda: The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to “Black Panther.” A person close to the production who requested anonymity because they weren’t authorized to announce the deal confirmed Coogler’s return to the Marvel franchise on Thursday. The Hollywood Reporter first reported Coogler’s widely expected involvement in … Continue reading NEW YORK | Coogler to return as writer-director of ‘Black Panther 2’

LOS ANGELES | Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

LOS ANGELES — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Backlash follows the addition of popular film Oscar category

NEW YORK | ‘Incredibles 2’ passes $1 billion at worldwide box office

NEW YORK  — The acclaimed Pixar sequel “Incredibles 2” has passed $1 billion in worldwide ticket sales, making it Disney’s third film this year to cross the box-office milestone. Disney said Tuesday that Brad Bird’s summer blockbuster reached $1 billion on Monday, about six weeks after debuting with $182.7 million at North American theaters. That … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Incredibles 2’ passes $1 billion at worldwide box office

NEW YORK | Boseman plans ’17 Bridges’ as ‘Black Panther’ follow-up

NEW YORK  — Chadwick Boseman will step out of Wakanda for the New York police drama “17 Bridges.” STX Entertainment announced Wednesday that Boseman will star as a disgraced NYPD detective thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer. The film will be Boseman’s first non-Marvel movie following the $1.3 billion box-office success of … Continue reading NEW YORK | Boseman plans ’17 Bridges’ as ‘Black Panther’ follow-up

NEW YORK | ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76 million debut

NEW YORK— Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, the “Ant-Man” sequel easily surpassed the $57 million debut of the 2015 original in North America. The 20th film in the Marvel … Continue reading NEW YORK | ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ buzzes to $76 million debut

LOS ANGELES | The Latest: ‘Black Panther’ wins best movie at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on the 2018 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 6:45 p.m. “Black Panther” is the winner of the best movie award at Sunday’s BET Awards. Director Ryan Coogler thanked fans for making the film so popular. The film was referenced repeatedly throughout … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | The Latest: ‘Black Panther’ wins best movie at BET Awards