The best party you weren’t invited to
Forget the Oscars, if you want a real party you should have been at the Black Panther premiere in Los Angeles last night [Jan 29th]. At the prestigious Dolby Theatre, they rolled out the purple carpet and brought Wakanda to California.
Completely recreating the venue for the event, the Dolby looked fit for a king (more specifically, King T’Challa, obviously).
And obviously making an impressive entrance is oh-so-important, so star of the film Chadwick Boseman (who plays the titular character) arrived in style:
Elsewhere on the purple carpet Marvel legend Stan Lee managed to find the time to pose with fans:
And Lupita Nyong’o, who stars as Nakia, a member of the all-female Special Forces in Wakanda, dazzled.
Meanwhile ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director James Gunn got stuck in the mad, mad traffic (he got there eventually, and loved the film).
And joined the star-studded guest list sat on the front row of the balcony to watch the film.
It seemed to be the event to be at, with a host of A-list names attending. Donald Glover took the time for a quick snap.
And director Taika Waititi, Oscar nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and TV personality Chris Hardwick all headed down for the event:
Daniel Kaluuya (who plays W’Kabi) kindly took the time to pose with a fan (aka, Usher).
Tessa Thompson, Danai Gurira (who stars as Okoye in ‘Black Panther’) and Janelle Monae were seen hanging out.
With Tessa posting her love of the film on Twitter:
With the first reviews of the film being stellar, the evening was bound to be a celebration, with fans who weren’t at the bash loving the livestream of the event.
To conclude: it was basically all of the best parties you weren’t invited to, put together.