Posted by | Ray Cornelius 


The amazing cast of Marvel’s Black Panther rocks several covers for ESSENCE Magazine.  The film’s star—Chadwick Boseman—truly embodies King T’Challa on a solo cover and then appears on another one with his brothers – Forest Whitaker, Michael B. Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya. The last cover features the divas of the movie – Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira. They all look absolutely stunning in these beautifully shot images by Dennis Leupold.

“The idea of creating a scenario where you’re seeing very powerful, empowered Africans is really thrilling to me, something my heart, soul, and spirit yearned to see,” said actress Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, head of the Dora Milaje, a powerful all-female army of bodyguards.

See all of the fabulous covers below:

ESSENCE featuring the cast of Black Panther hits newsstands on February 23.

Black Panther opens in theaters this Friday, February 16.

Photo Credits: Dennis Leupold