WATCH: Lupita Nyong’o Talk About The Powerful Women in 'Black Panther'

 

Black Panther fever is in full swing and the movie hasn’t been released nationwide—yet. Much of the beautiful buzz stems from the L.A. premiere and ecstatic folks who took to Twitter to gush about the film. Many of the stars, like Lupita Nyong’o and Chadwick Boseman are making the rounds to promote the highly anticipated film directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed). Mudbound Oscar-nominee and cinematographer Rachel Morrison also worked on Marvel’s Black Panther.

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ET Canada caught up with the Nyong’o who plays Nakia in the film. The Kenyan-Mexican star talked about the importance of Wakanda, a fictional African nation that is inspired by the culture of the African continent, everything from the hairstyles to the costumes.

One of the reasons the Oscar winner wanted to be in Black Panther is because she had never seen a superhero movie like this before. “It’s so inspirational…where women can be standing in their full power right by men and not apologizing for that power. And the men are not diminished by the realizing of the female power right by their side. That’s really cool,” she said during the interview with the outlet. Sounds like girl power and #blackexcellence are on full display in this movie.

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According to Fandango, Black Panther is outpacing all other superhero movies in "advance ticket sales," including Batman vs. Superman. Black Panther hits theaters on February 16th.

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