Fans sport African attire to early shows of “Black Panther”

Though it could hardly be called authentic, several people came to shows of "Black Panther" dressed as another royal fictional African figure: King Jaffe Joffer from "Coming to America." The all-star cast of "Black Panther" includes Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Kaluuya, Sterling K. Brown and Angela Bassett, and is directed by Ryan Coogler of "Creed."

Fans donned bright dresses, head scarves, tribal shirts and traditional African garb for the first showings Thursday of Marvel Studios' latest blockbuster.

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Director Ryan Coogler and co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole tackle the superheroes of colour question with this surreal and uproarious movie version of Marvel’s Black Panther legend, in which the sheer enjoyment of everyone involved pumps the movie with fun.

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'Black Panther' review: Marvel tackles politics, race with jaw-dropping new film

“Black Panther” begins shortly after the fatal events that introduced Black Panther to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in “Captain America: Civil War.” T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returns to his secret African nation, Wakanda to assume the throne after his father’s murder, and once crowned king, he must balance the power of being the new Black Panther with the growing political schism in his kingdom.

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