Pause For The Beautiful Blackness That Was The Black Panther Premiere

January 30, 2018  |  
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at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

It’s hard to imagine a time when Black people were ever as excited about a movie as we are Black Panther. The Marvel film is literally the movie we’ve been begging for for years — a depiction of Black people’s strength not predicated on bondage, and a proud display of our beauty not dependent on color, not to mention what seeing Black female superheros will represent for young girls.

We’re just about two weeks away from the film’s February 16 release date and the glorious style witnessed on the red carpet at the movie’s LA premiere last night has us giddy with excitement at what’s to come on the big screen. Click through to see the Black beauty that was so unabashedly on display.

Writer/director Ryan Coogler (R) and Zinzi Evans attend the world premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther, on January 29, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Ryan Coogler and Zinzi Evans

Actor and recording artist Donald Glover attends the world premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther, on January 29, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Glover

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Simone Missick at the Los Angeles World Premiere of Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Simone Missick

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Issa Rae attends the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ on January 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Issa Rae

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Janelle Monae attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Janelle Monae

attends the Los Angeles Premiere “Black Panther” at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Chloe and Halle

attends the Los Angeles Premiere “Black Panther” at Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Angela Bassett

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Actor Chadwick Boseman arrives for the premiere of Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” held at the Dolby Theatre on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

Chadwick Boseman

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Tessa Thompson attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Tessa Thompson

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good attend the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

DeVon Franklin and Meagan Good

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Tanika Ray attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Tanika Ray

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Janeshia Adams-Ginyard attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Janeshia Adams-Ginyard

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Shaunette Renee Wilson attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Shaunette Renee Wilson

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Kylee Russell attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Kylee Russell

<> on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Amber Riley

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Angel Parker attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Angel Parker

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Danai Gurira attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Danai Gurira

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Letitia Wright attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Letitia Wright

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Yara Shahidi attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Yara Shahidi

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Lupita Nyong’o attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong’o

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Marija Abney attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Marija Abney

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Michael B Jordan attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Michael B Jordan

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 29: Nabiyah Be attends the Premiere Of Disney And Marvel’s “Black Panther” – Arrivals on January 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Nabiyah Be

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