Written by | Ray Cornelius
Marvel teamed up with YouTube Monday night for the World Premiere Red Carpet Special for “Black Panther.” The video streamed live beginning in the 9 p.m. hour and features interviews with the film’s leading actors Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman, Winston Duke and director Ryan Coogler. Other stars of the film in attendance included Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Atandwa Kani, and Florence Kasumba.
The special also features interviews with Jordan’s “Creed” co-star Tessa Thompson, “Black-ish” star Miles Brown, and recent Grammy winner Donald Glover.
Other celebrities spotted on the “Purple Carpet” include Usher, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar (who worked on the film’s soundtrack), Issa Rae, Janelle Monáe and “Black-Ish” star Yara Shahidi.
The highlight of the video was Joh Kani breaking down the cultural relevance of the film and how it will change people’s perceptions of the African continent. Kani plays King T’Chaka in the movie.
“This movie will prove that we built the pyramids in Egypt! Will prove the Timbuktu libraries of the history of mankind is in Africa. Will prove that the Zimbabwe ruins were built by us. Will prove that the cradle of humankind is in Southern Africa. So this is one time whereAfrican people are shown the fullest potential, when they’re able to travel from space and back with incredible technology. We’re all Africans anyway,” said Kani boldly.
Check out the full video below + photos of the stars:
Photo Credits: Instgram/Marvel