Black Panther Success Might Actually Spark A Much-Needed Theme Park Ride
Marvel Studios' Black Panther isn't just hype. New buzz has developed about the blockbuster flick possibly getting the wheels rolling on a potential new theme park ride.
According to Disney CEO Bob Iger, he believes there's a significant chance the hit movie could one-day make its way into Disneyland.
Iger said at an investor conference that there's a one-hour line to meet the Black Panther walkaround character at Disneyland. "No ride?" he was asked. "No. We haven't had a chance to build a ride," the exec said with a chuckle. "Though I'm sure there are people who are working on it." (Variety)
A few days ago, the signature Black Panther "Wakanda Forever" salute made its way onto a televised soccer game.
Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard dropped the best celebration in soccer after Lingard’s winner against Chelsea. Yes, that’s right — this is the “Wakanda Forever” salute from Black Panther and it’s totally awesome. The crowd blew up when the pair ended their celebratory handshake with the salute. Black Panther is awesome. Pogba and Lingard are awesome — everything about this is great. Honestly, I’m totally fine if they do this over and over and over again. (SB Nation)
Wakanda forever. pic.twitter.com/LIZwGaRXrD
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 25, 2018
Another angle of Pogba and Lingard’s #WakandaForever celebration. #mufc [Ig] pic.twitter.com/n3fNlFx3yA
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) February 25, 2018
Black Panther🐾🤴🏾 #wakanda
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Wakanda forever 🙅🏾♂💪🏾. #manutd #heretocreate @manchesterunited @jesselingard
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In its second week, the must-see movie easily banked around $108 million at the box office.
"Black Panther" becomes only the fourth film ever to cross $100 million in its second weekend, joining "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Jurassic World," and "The Avengers." It is the second highest second weekend for a film behind only "Force Awakens." "Black Panther" has also crossed the $700 million mark globally in just two weekends of release and will cross $400 million domestically on Sunday, its 10th day of release. The film has yet to open in China or Japan. (CNN)
Recently, Top Dawg Entertainment's Kendrick Lamar revealed his interest in playing a key role when Black Panther 2 goes into production.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 — following his fiery BRITs performance — host Clara Amfo asked Kendrick about the possibility of landing a cameo role in the next Black Panther flick. “Come on, I got to now!” the rapper responded, adding that he’d love to portray a multi-layered antagonist like Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. “I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real [talk]. … He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.” (MTV)
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