The eagerly-anticipated movie has already won early critical acclaim.
And Lupita Nyong’o and Florence Kasumba were keen on working their magic as they stormed the red carpet for the Black Panther’s European premiere at Eventim Apollo, London on Thursday night.
Oscar winner Lupita, 34, made jaws drop as she arrived in a figure-hugging plunging velvet glittering gown, while her stunning co-star Florence, 41, flashed her stems in a striking hot pink gown.
Lupita continued her sensational red carpet run in the figure-clinging dress which plunged perilously to showcase her sensational front.
The number boasted a black velvet underlay and was decked out in extensive silver embellishment which effortlessly caught the light.
Lupita’s striking gown cinched in her tiny waist and also featured a soaring thigh high split, which flashed her enviably honed pins which were boosted in a pair of strappy black heel.
Lupita continued her sensational red carpet run in the figure-clinging dress which plunged perilously to showcase her sensational front
Eye-catching: The number boasted a black velvet underlay and was decked out in extensive silver embellishment which effortlessly caught the light
Lupita’s striking gown cinched in her tiny waist and also featured a soaring thigh high split, which flashed her enviably honed pins which were boosted in a pair of strappy black heel
The film tells the story of T’Challa aka Black Panther, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. His super powers include enhanced speed, strength, night vision, and healing.
Lupita stars as Nakia, T’Challa’s former lover and an operative of the all female special forces of Wakanda.
‘I can say that Nakia, when we meet her, is a war dog, which means she’s one of Wakanda’s CIA agents,’ she told Slashfilm.
‘Her job is to spy around the world and report back to Wakanda to keep Wakanda safe and keep Wakanda informed.’
Meanwhile, Florence Kasumba looked jaw-dropping as she graced the red carpet.
The German actress flaunted her perfect figure and enviably toned legs in a hot pink mini-dress, which boasted a semi-sheer overlay.
The sexy garment was spruced up with petal detailing of white, pink and red hues.
A bold red slick of lipstick, heavily smoked out eyes and chiselled cheekbones complemented her short locks and dangling silver earrings.
The gorgeous Ugandan star boosted her height with a pair of towering strappy black heels as she posed up a storm.
Clara Amfo also looked flawless as she exhibited her envy-inducing pins in a ruched metallic silver mini-dress.
Taking style risks, the beauty opted for gold accessorised in the form of dramatic earrings and an wrist cuff.
Meanwhile, Professor Green looked like he couldn’t wait to see the film as he put on a giddy display at the event.
He opted for an all black look which he teamed with a trendy camouflage print bomber jacket.
Guests were out in full force for the event including Emma Conybeare and Jay Camilleri.
While she proved to be absolutely sizzling in a skimpy black braless and chic pencil skirt, Emma looked like battling the chilly elements due to the lack of clothing.
Black Panther first arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, but the new film is his first stand-alone release in the current franchise.
The character itself was the brainchild of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and made his first comic book appearance 52 years ago in 1966 – the year the actual Black Panther Party formed in the United States.
Action scenes were filmed in the southern coastal city of Busan, where Asia’s largest film festival takes place yearly.
The upcoming Black Panther film will open in Britain on February 13 and in America three days later.
The reviews for Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film are in – and it has won near-universal praise from critics and a coveted 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o, the movie has been praised for turning racial stereotypes on their head.
The Associated Press’ Jake Coyle called the film – which reunites Jordan with his Creed director Ryan Coogler – ‘glittering and galvanizing.’
Coyle said: ‘For those of us who have sometimes felt pummeled by the parade of previous Marvel movies, the sheer richness of Coogler’s film is almost disorienting.’
Kevin Maher wrote in The Times of London that ‘The director Ryan Coogler (Creed) and a charismatic cast led by Chadwick Boseman (as Black Panther) and Lupita Nyong’o (as secret agent Nakia) turn racial clichés on their head and drag in some heavy Shakespearean conflict to create a vivid yarn that’s entirely new, frequently startling and, at every step along the way, all Marvel.’
Manohla Dargis of the New York Times wrote that ‘in its emphasis on black imagination, creation and liberation, the movie becomes an emblem of a past that was denied and a future that feels very present.
‘And in doing so opens up its world, and yours, beautifully.’