The megahit Black Panther is free to visit in the next week in 250 theaters in the United States.
AMC Theaters has decided to do so in the context of Black History Month, an annual commemoration of the history of African-Americans, reports The Hollywood Reporter Monday.
Black Panther won an SAG Award for the entire cast in the night from Sunday to Monday as the first comic book adaptation.
With a proceeds of 1.3 billion dollars (1.1 billion euros), the film turned out to be one of the biggest cinema hits of 2018. The film about the famous Marvel character is already a milestone, because the cast is almost entirely consists of dark actors. Critics praised the underlying socio-critical comment in the story.
Black Panther is about T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), who returns to the African country of Wakanda after his father’s death to take his rightful place as king. However, an old enemy also claims to be entitled to the throne, a claim that threatens the survival of the world.
Film is one of the favorites at the Oscars
The superhero film was made by the young director Ryan Coogler, who previously delivered acclaimed dramas such as Fruitvale Station and Creed . The leading roles in Black Panther are played by Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman.
Black Panther also counts as a favorite at the Oscars ceremony in late February. The film has seven nominations in its pocket.