With something like $192 million in the bank and an expected $218 million by the end of the holiday weekend, it's fair to say that Black Panther is already a massive success. Black Panther has also attracted loads of critical praise and fan love. It also helps that Black Panther is a very good movie on its own, a superhero film that manages to be about something and fell impactful in the execution of its themes. There likely needs to be more time before it finds its spot on the Marvel Best Of Lists, but as far as Kevin Feige is concerned, it's the best movie Marvel has ever made, something he realized as soon as it was finished...
In an interview with ABC News, Kevin Feige, the man whose plan for a shared universe of superhero films changed the landscape of blockbuster filmmaking, stated that Black Panther is the best film that Marvel Studios has ever made. Indeed, Black Panther has been getting heaps of praise ever since critics first shared their initial reactions and now that audiences have gotten to see the movie for themselves, it looks like the hype was justified.
It's easy to see why Feige has such high praise for Black Panther. Thematically speaking, it's almost certainly the best Marvel movie. It feels like it has something to say, and in an age when most superhero blockbusters typically fall short in this area, Black Panther a breath of fresh air. The film also boasts some truly impressive world-building, costumes, and production design. Even though its debut weekend isn't over yet, I think that Black Panther is going to have a very healthy legacy over the coming years.
As for whether MCU fans will agree with Kevin Feige, we likely have to wait until the dust settles before Black Panther can be given a real ranking in the MCU's filmography. There are certainly fans who will contest that Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War, or The Avengers is the best that Marvel has to offer, but I'm sure that there will be little question that Black Panther is in the high-tier. It'll be interesting to see where people put it on their list of favorites over the coming weeks.
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