Warning: Spoilers ahead.The king is dead. Long live Shuri?One of the most shocking moments of “Avengers: Infinity War” was when Thanos snapped his fingers and half of the Marvel Cinematic Universe began to fade away. At that point, it was a guessing game as to who would remain and who would cease to exist.Perhaps the most jaw-dropping death of the multiple Marvel heroes was the newest cultural phenomenon, Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman).There are probably very few who believe we’ve seen the last of T’Challa: There’s just too much money to be made in Wakanda. But the Black Panther turning into dust in this film opens the door for the idea of Shuri (Letitia Wright) becoming the next Black Panther.It all depends on how Wakanda responds to their king’s disappearance in Part 2 of “Infinity War,” which arrives in theaters next May. Can they still rule without a Black Panther reigning supreme?“Captain America: Civil War” and … [Read more...] about What’s next for the Black Panther after ‘Avengers: Infinity War’?
CLOSE "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler introduces an exclusive deleted scene featuring warriors Okoye (Danai Gurira) and W'Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya). USA TODAY The Marvel movies haven’t given us a whole lot of couples but the superhero hit Black Panther gave us a pair of lovers that felt truly real in the complex relationship between Danai Gurira’s Okoye and Daniel Kaluuya’s W’Kabi. But did you know that these powerful warriors of Wakanda are actually married? That tidbit is revealed in this exclusive deleted scene from director Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther (available May 8 on digital HD platforms like iTunes and Amazon) that also delves into the ongoing issue of their high-tech African nation’s place on the world stage. The nixed sequence takes place after King T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) was thrown from Warrior Falls to his apparent death in a challenge by villain Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). In … [Read more...] about Exclusive ‘Black Panther’ deleted scene shows Okoye and W’Kabi having a marital tiff
"Avengers: Infinity War" posts record $41.5 million IMAX bow during opening weekend Tim Baysinger, provided by Published 8:40 am, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 ‘Black Panther,’ Record February Boost IMAX’s First Quarter Earnings 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The box office performance of Marvel’s “Black Panther,” which drove IMAX to a record February, helped the theater chain beat its earnings estimates for the first quarter of 2018. On Tuesday, IMAX reported $85 million million in revenue and an adjusted earnings per share of 21 cents, passing analyst estimates of $81.06 million in sales and earnings of 11 cents per share. The giant-screen chain pulled in $246.9 million at the global box office, including a $53 million take in February Even though it wasn’t part of IMAX’s first quarter, the movie theater company touted the performance of Marvel’s latest … [Read more...] about ‘Black Panther,’ Record February Boost IMAX’s First Quarter Earnings
COCHRANTON — Saegertown went to the home diamond of one of the top teams in Region 3 and hit three homers, one of which was a grand slam. Yet the Panthers still returned home with the loss.Thanks to a seven-run fourth inning, Cochranton rallied from an 8-4 deficit and preserved its first-place standing with a 15-9 win over the Panthers on Monday afternoon. “I don’t know what it is against (Saegertown), but it always seems like we’re ready to rally against them,” said Cochranton coach Geoff Sanner. “It’s just something that’s happening at this field with this team.” The Cardinals got things going in the bottom of the first when Noah Ross blasted a two-run homer into left field that scored Cam Snyder. Curtis Freyermuth would score on a Trent Hittle base knock to give Cochranton an early 3-0 advantage.The lead, however, would be short-lived. In the top of the second, the Panthers found themselves down 3-1 when Frankie Leszek … [Read more...] about Cardinals rally to win region slugfest over Panthers
CEDAR FALLS — It doesn’t matter how a team starts or where it’s at in the middle. It’s where that team is at the finish line that counts the most.Chris Sagers’ Northern Iowa women’s tennis team ascended to new heights at the close of the 2017-18 outdoor season this past weekend in Springfield, Mo., where the Panthers reached the MVC team championship match for just the third time in program history and first since 2009.UNI dropped a 4-2 decision to the hosts Bears in the final, but Sagers said it was a fantastic weekend for his program.“Exciting weekend ... I’m going to talk a lot today,” Sagers said at UNI’s weekly coaches’ press conference.Entering the tournament as the sixth-seed after a spring of up-and-down results and close losses, the Panthers put it all together.They topped Illinois State 4-3, highlighted by Gisela Kemper’s 6-4, 6-4 victory over MVC Player of the Year Veronika Golanova at No. 1 singles.UNI … [Read more...] about UNI notes: Panther tennis team finishes season strong