Alexandra Shipp will not be censored. The 27-year-old actress was best known for her roles in the 2014 biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and 2015’s Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton before being cast as Marvel superhero Storm in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse; but Shipp sparked a storm of her own on social media…
Unlike everyone else in the world, I didn’t watch all of season 2 of Luke Cage until this weekend. So that meant I didn’t get to be thoroughly and properly freaked out by this season’s “It” couple, Mariah Stokes Dillard (Alfre Woodard) and Hernan “Shades” Alvarez (Theo Rossi), until June 30, a full week after everyone…
Before I headed to Los Angeles for the BET Awards this weekend, I decided to test my old-person “stay awake” abilities by going to the premiere party for Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage series Thursday night before my flight.
“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!
Following the success of the first season of Luke Cage, Netflix released the trailer for season 2 of its acclaimed superhero series, and it’s chock-full of tidbits for the upcoming 13-episode season.
A newly released scene from Black Panther’s cutting-room floor shows Okoye and W’kabi in the aftermath of what they believe was T’Challa’s death.
Confession: I got a great big heaping girl crush on Zazie Beetz. Like many others, I first started watching the stunning and charismatic Beetz as Van, Donald Glover’s on-again, off-again girlfriend in the FX series Atlanta. Now a new promo for Deadpool 2 shows that Beetz is ready to take it to another level.
We’re baaaaaaaack! That’s right, y’all: Several of our Black Panther faves—and beyond—returned to the purple carpet Monday night for the much anticipated premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles.
If Tyler Perry was able to get his Boondock’s episode scrubbed from every crack of the interwebs, it is entirely plausible that the whitest of all white womanhood, Taylor Swift, would be just the girl to dead Donald Glover’s Deadpool.
Something’s in the water (good and bad?) between Marvel folks and rapper-moguls. A little over a week ago, FX released a statement confirming that Marvel, Donald Glover and his brother Stephen pulled the plug on an animated Deadpool show. This morning, Glover tweeted that he wasn’t too busy to complete the show—as…
If there’s one thing Donald Glover wants you to know, it’s that his schedule didn’t kill Deadpool.
After another record-breaking weekend at the box office, the $1 billion club is in reach for Black Panther.
Press screenings aren’t at all representative of what it’s like to roll up to a theater with your friends to see the latest blockbuster. Everyone’s fixated on the screen, and the movie’s jokes may get a laugh or two, but because most everyone there is there working, it’s just not the same as sitting back and just…
If “Don’t scare me like that, colonizer” wasn’t already enough to give Black Panther’s Shuri (depicted amazingly by Letitia Wright) the crown as the Greatest Disney Princess Ever—it was, but let’s just pretend that it wasn’t—there are dozens more reasons why she deserves it.
Editor’s note: This story contains spoilers for the film Black Panther.
Everyone black, black-adjacent or alive who has seen Black Panther knows that it is beyond.
Let’s face it: This, to quote former Veep Joe Biden, is a big effin’ deal.
Editor’s note: This excerpt from Marvel’s Black Panther: A Comicbook Biography, From Stan Lee to Ta-Nehisi Coates (published by Diasporic Africa Press, 2018) talks about the impact black filmmaker Reginald Hudlin had on the character. For the first 32 years of its existence, the Black Panther—created by Marvel Comics…
When it was announced that T’Challa—THE Black Panther—would become an official part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, social media lit up with excitement. People who were familiar with the comics were buzzing about which iteration would be translated to the big screen and how he would fit in with other characters,…
True-confession time: Sometimes even a tireless fashion editor needs a nap. This is why I was facedown in a pool of pillow Monday night, while Black Panther had its “red carpet” premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. No, I’m not proud, but I am better rested. These posts don’t write themselves, y’all.