Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days you’ll know Marvel Studios Black Panther has been having a good week. The movie has been nominated in the Best Picture category (along with six other nominations) at the 2019 Oscars.
Marvel Studios executive Kevin Feige was first in the queue to congratulate the cast and crew of the movie. Now Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, has weighed in with his own congratulations to Ryan Coogler and co.
Congrats to our Studio for its 17 Oscar Noms.— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) January 23, 2019
It was especially gratifying to see @MarvelStudios groundbreaking #BlackPanther honored with 7. Great creativity is never an accident; it’s the result of talent, vision, passion, and courage. Thank you Ryan Coogler & @KevFeige.
Which category do you think Black Panther has the best chance of winning?https://youtu.be/_Fm2fxUuBgQ
Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler from a screenplay co-written with Joe Robert Cole. Chadwick Boseman reprises his role as T’Challa/Black Panther and is joined in the film by Michael B. Jordan, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Any Serkis and Forest Whitaker.
The Marvel Studios/Disney film landed in cinemas on February 12, 2018 in the UK and Feb 16 in the US.