‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old

3+ In Adventures In The Screen Trade, the seminal, tell-all 1983 memoir about the mercurial, white knuckle, roller-coaster ride that is making a living working in Hollywood, two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter William Goldman famously said that when it comes to determining whether a movie will turn out to be a hit or a miss, “Nobody … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ turns three-years-old”

Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’ dead at 43

1+ The Reel 360 team is heartbroken. Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has died at 43. His Twitter account reported that he had been battling colon cancer. Boseman also appeared in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods, Get on Up, 42 and Draft Day. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” the … Continue reading “Chadwick Boseman ‘Black Panther’ dead at 43”

Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency

1+ “WestKanda forever!” Last week, we reported that Grammy-winning artist Kanye West had announced his bid for the presidency. That’s the presidency of the United States. Needless to say, the announcement on Twtter was met with the expected mixture of praise (looking at you Elon Musk, you enabler) from fans and eye rolls from everyone … Continue reading “Kanye says ‘Black Panther’ will influence presidency”

‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release

1+ While Marvel Studios sorts out the Spider-man debacle between it and Sony, the production company still has lots of big news to announce at D23, being held this weekend in Anaheim. This time it was director Ryan Coogler who got to drop the news. Black Panther II, the sequel to the 2018 cultural phenomenon, … Continue reading “‘Black Panther II’ set for May 2022 release”

‘Black Panther’s’ Bassett narrates new Ford campaign

3+ Ford Motor Company has released its latest TV spots: “Built Ford Proud: “We Lead” and “Ode to the Builders.” The new campaign showcases the brand’s F-150, SUV and car lineup, and features the smooth, strong and powerful voice of actress Angela Bassett (American Horror Story). Created by UWG in New York, the company’s African … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’s’ Bassett narrates new Ford campaign”

‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

2+ The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Not only did … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards”

‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees

1+ The American Film Institute has announced the film and TV honorees of the AFI Awards 2018, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant. In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI also recognized Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma … Continue reading “‘Black Panther’ and ‘Saul’ among 2018 AFI honorees”

‘Black Panther: Wakanda’ remixed EP available digitally

3+ Last week Marvel Music/Hollywood Records released the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP, featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy®-nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Göransson. Göransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, “Waterfalls” and “Black Panther.” The Black Panther score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 … Continue reading “‘Black Panther: Wakanda’ remixed EP available digitally”

“Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms

1+ Wakanda! It’s official, Black Panther is king. At least for now. As the Marvel epic begins its awards run (it will get nominated for Best Picture in 2019 heard it here first), there is no better place to start than the fun and always spontaneous MTV Movie and TV Awards. Noms for this year … Continue reading ““Black Panther,” “Stranger Things” dominate MTV Movie & TV Award noms”

Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence

11+ According to DePaul University Associate Professor Blair Davis, Black Panther is worth all the hype. “My students have been over the moon since last year,” he says. “Not only because there is a black superhero, but also because there is a big budget blockbuster with a huge Hollywood marketing campaign and toys and t-shirts.” … Continue reading “Author Blair Davis on “Black Panther’s” epic influence”

Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII

11+ Step aside Audi, there’s a new luxury ride in Marvel films. And it’s the vehicle of Kings. Or one King to be exact – T’Challa from the upcoming Disney/Marvel film, Black Panther. Lexus, which has had a TV relationship with Marvel’s Agents of Shield for the past 5 seasons, has unleashed a 60-second extended … Continue reading “Lexus, Black Panther team up for Super Bowl LII”

Will the next Superman be Black?

1+ Well, why not? Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit is reporting that Warner Bros. is developing a new Superman movie with J.J. Abrams on board as producer via his Bad Robot label.  Black Panther comic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates is penning the script. “There is a new, powerful and moving Superman story yet to be told. We couldn’t be … Continue reading “Will the next Superman be Black?”

American Black Film Fest announces HBO Finalists

1+ HBO announced their selection of finalists who will compete in ABFF’s (The American Black Film Festival) 23rd annual HBO Short Film Competition. The festival will be hosted on ABFF.com from August 21-30, with more than 100,000 virtual attendees from around the globe anticipated to attend. Continuing with the festival’s tradition, the ABFF Online Edition will include … Continue reading “American Black Film Fest announces HBO Finalists”

Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6

2+ Following the announcement in March that several titles would be delayed due to the global health crisis, The Walt Disney Studios today announced updates to its upcoming release schedule. Disney’s Mulan is now slated to open on July 24, 2020, with Disney’s Jungle Cruise moving to July 30, 2021; while Marvel Studios’ Black Widow will arrive in theaters on November … Continue reading “Disney pushes ‘Mulan’ to July 24, ‘Black Widow’ to Nov. 6”

Geoffrey Edwards, making Black History all year long

4+ Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate these wonderful personalities with us. Think of Creative … Continue reading “Geoffrey Edwards, making Black History all year long”

The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director

8+ (Editor’s Note: Last year on Reel Chicago, we launched a celebration of Black Chicago talent in advertising, film, TV and music called “The Reel Black List.” This year, we have decided to expand the popular feature nationwide in Reel 360.) LA-based Hilliard Guess is a talented writer, producer, director and podcaster. He currently writes … Continue reading “The Reel Black List: Hilliard Guess, Writer/Producer/Director”

Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland June 4

2+ It’s time to assemble Would-Be Avengers. Avengers Campus, an entirely new land dedicated to discovering, recruiting and training the next generation of Super Heroes, will open June 4, 2021 at Disneyland Resort, inside Disney California Adventure Park. Guests who are lifelong fans of Super Heroes and those discovering them for the first time are … Continue reading “Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland June 4”

Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.

1+ Academy award winner and Justice League scribe Chris Terrio is airing his grievances in an exclusive and wide ranging interview with Vanity Fair. Not to mince words, the man is super pissed off and despises what happened to his DC films just as much as the haters do.  After remaining silent on the matter, … Continue reading “Justice League writer airs his beef with Warner Bros.”

The Super Women behind ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’

1+ Since the earliest days of the Marvel Universe, its Super Heroes have grappled with real-life issues even as they’ve traveled through time, battled powerful villains and saved an Earth that has always been intended to reflect the world of its audience. That continues to be the case in Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter … Continue reading “The Super Women behind ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’”

These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD

2+ International Women’s Day is upon us and we are celebrating women’s achievements and the meaningful contributions they’ve made to the world by ranking the top 10 female superheroes of television and film and not only are we celebrating the heroes, we’re also celebrating the actresses who play them.  10. Sailor Moon ( anime cartoon) … Continue reading “These 10 female superheroes inspire us for IWD”