Black Panther to premier in Kisumu on 13th February

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Kenya’s Kisumu city has been chosen for the premiere of the Marvel’s most anticipated movie “Black Panther” that features Lupita Nyong’o

Kisumu will get to watch it first as an honour to actress Lupita Nyong’o who plays Nakia, a Wakanda spy and former flame of new king T’Challa.

Taking to his Facebook, Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o, Governor Kisumu County and father to Lupita Nyong’o wrote, “Yesterday, I graced Black Panther Premier in Los Angeles. Kisumu has been chosen to host the same event on 13th February. Come all and share some light moments with the actress.”

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay by him and Joe Robert Cole, and stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, alongside Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

In Black Panther, T’Challa returns to his African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king after the death of his father. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.

Nyong’o plays the warrior Nakia, whom she describes as both a “loyalist” and a “rebel.” Traditionally the Wakandan Dora Milaje, which means, “Adored Ones” or wives-in-training, speak only Hausa, and only to their king, the Black Panther.

Chosen from rival tribes, their presences maintain a balance of power preventing civil war. Nakia is groomed as part of a group of Wakandan women known as the Dora Milaje, and while maintaining the peace, she develops feelings for king overtime.

Black Panther premiered in Los Angeles on January 29, 2018, and is set for a global release on February 16, 2018, in IMAX and 3D.

As of today, Box Office reported that “Black Panther” is heading for as much as $150 million in its North American opening on the four-day Presidents Day weekend.

That’s significantly above the first tracking on Jan. 25 for the Chadwick Boseman tentpole, which initially placed the debut in the $100 million to $120 million range for the Feb. 16-19 period.

“Black Panther” could break the Presidents Day weekend record of $152 million, set in 2016 by “Deadpool.” It will easily top the second-highest debut for the four-day holiday, set in 2015 when “Fifty Shades of Grey” opened with $93 million.

Fandango, a top ticket seller, reported on Wednesday that “Black Panther” is outpacing all superhero movies in advance ticket sales for Fandango’s online tickets service, eclipsing 2016’s “Batman v Superman.” It topped Fandango’s daily ticket sales in the wake of its world premiere and first screenings two days earlier

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