Black Panther (film) T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable 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 and their way of life. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Released on Feb. 16, 2018, also in IMAX and 3D, after a Feb. 13 release in the UK. Stars Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther), Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Danai Gurira (Okoye), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross), Daniel Kaluuya (W’Kabi), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Forest Whitaker (Zuri), Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue/Klaw). 134 min. Filmed in widescreen format. It won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design (Ruth Carter), Best Original Score (Ludwig Göransson), and Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler, production designer; Jay Hart, set decorator). It was also nominated for Best Picture (Kevin Feige), Best Original Song (“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar, Mark “Sounwave” Spears, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith), Best Sound Editing (Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker), and Best Sound Mixing (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin).