'Black Panther' Sets Marvel Pre-Sales Record for First 24 Hours

'Black Panther' Sets Marvel Pre-Sales Record for First 24 Hours

'Black Panther' Becomes Fandango's Top Early Pre-Seller Among Marvel Movies

The movie has the best presale campaign in the history of Marvel.

The video offers a look at new footage from the film and behind-the-scenes interviews with stars Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o talking about the Dora Milaje, the personal bodyguards of Black Panther.

"Black Panther" now holds the record for being the top-selling MCU movie in terms of ticket pre-sales, breaking "Captain America: Civil War's" previous record.

Black Panther, created by Stan Lee, first appeared in a Marvel comic in 1966 (just before the naming of the Black Panther Party), making him the first black superhero in mainstream comics. This also goes for Igle's own indie comic series, Black, which has been optioned for a potential film or TV series by Sony's Studio 8.

Marvel Studios' "Black Panther" follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. The film is directed by an African-American, Ryan Coogler and stars almost an entire all-black cast.

"Captain America: Civil War" opened in May of 2016, and is the 15th-highest worldwide grosser, with $1.15 billion. "Tickets have been going fast ever since presales started on Fandango late Monday", said Fandango Editor Erik Davis. "Avengers: Infinity War", which includes several of the "Black Panther" characters, is No. 2. You might want to circle a date, and soon, because this one will be playing to packed houses for at least its opening weekend.

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