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‘Black Panther’ Whips Up A-List Fans Like Ava DuVernay, John Boyega: ‘This Movie Means History’

“The words ‘cultural phenomenon’ have never felt more appropriate,” actress Chloe Bennet writes

“Black Panther” isn’t set to debut for another 16 days, but it’s all anyone is talking about already, with many A-listers celebrating the historical and cultural significance of the new Marvel film.

“In no way should there be composure around black panther,” wrote John Boyega. “Celebrate this freely! This movie means history to me and I’m so excited to see this! Big love to all Involved!”

“‘Black Panther’ was incredible, and powerful and everything we need right now,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” actress Chloe Bennet said. “The words ‘cultural phenomenon’ have never felt more appropriate.”

Ava DuVernay, Kumail Nanjiani, Tessa Thompson and James Gunn were also weighed in after they saw the film, with Nanjiani writing, “‘Black Panther.’ So very good. I cheered and laughed and pumped my fist. I’ve never seen a super hero movie like it. Everybody involved with it deserves a medal and a high five.”

“Black Panther” was directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis.

It will hit theaters on Feb. 16.

See other reactions to the film below.