9:07pm PT by Ryan Parker
'Black Panther': Fans Around the Country Dress for Opening Night
Black Panther opened in theaters Thursday night and fans marked the occasion with some awesome outfits.
From traditional African clothing to character costumes, fans were ready to finally see the highly-anticipated Marvel film. And there were some costumes from the 1988 Eddie Murphy movie Coming to America, too.
Fans noted in social media posts it was important for them to dress in a way that befitted a film heralded as a cultural movement.
Excitement and anticipation for the Ryan Coogler picture are at a boiling point: The film is projected to open to $165 million-plus and could become the biggest launch ever for a Marvel Cinematic Universe hero's first stand-alone movie.
Check out some of the outfits below:
Getting excited about our #BlackPanther @_MeetTheCritics #BlackPantherLive event on @colourfulradio tonight #Live at 7pm & came across this inspirational #photograph #WakandaForever @letitiawright pic.twitter.com/XeFm8pHRw4— A Londoner's London (@LondonersLondon) February 16, 2018
Yes this is how we watched #BlackPanther in #Brisbane last night. Queen chair and all. What an honour to host this special screening. . Yes Yes Yes #Africans #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe #BlackPantherMovie #superhero #africans #AfricanAustralian #african #motswana pic.twitter.com/uVcaChjv7h— sharon orapeleng (@Sharonora) February 17, 2018