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the first footage of black panther shown was lupita nyong'o in a fight scene so i can’t wait for her to kick my ass next year 🙌🏽

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Lucasfilm announces ‘Forces of Destiny’ – A Continuing Series of Animated Shorts Based Around their HEROINES!!

Looks kinda like the DC Girl Power shorts, only Star Wars. Featuring, Leia, Rey, Jyn, Sabine, Hera and Ahsoka. Not only that, but Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar and Ashley Eckstein. Lupita Nyong’o will narrate the shorts as Maz Kanata.

Oh, and of course there are already toys in the works.


As a proud member of the Lupita Army we will drag you.
This shriveled up bitter black man who hasn’t had anyone check for him since 1992 needs sit his Rogaine needing ass down.
Who says you are even in Lupita’s peripheral vision, you a desperate thirsty fly on her wall.
Gilbert Arenas who? Who is this nigga using Lupita name as a come up.

Lupita Nyong'o is an Oscar Winning Actress. She is high paid movie star. Your not even in her level to speak her name.

Black men be loving them some light skin ambiguous black women until they find them a perky blonde white women.

Black women been done with y'alls no loyalty white women loving asses, and needing black women to do your emotional and physical labor.

Bye bitch, good luck protecting yours from white folks when they pull a “get out” on you.

As if Dark Skin Black Women weren’t in the streets fighting for your lives. Who the fuck created BLM? Who the fuck created the Civil Rights Movement? Who the fuck was freeing black people from slavery? Who the fuck were fighting white colonizers?

I done y'all, I’m done with these fucking niggas. #BlackMenBeenTrash

#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#ProtectDarkSkinBlackWomen
#LupitaArmy 🥊

Aja Naomi King photographed by Nicolas Moore for Marie Claire (May 2017)

Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear, Will I be working? When I first started in this industry, my goal was to be some best friend. The sidekick. I thought that would be an accomplishment. But seeing people like Viola and Tracee Ellis Ross and Gabrielle Union and Lupita [Nyong'o]—who was two classes behind me at Yale—I can hope for more.

Marvel Studios Unveils First Black Panther Footage

On Monday, Marvel Studios opened its doors to select members of the press for the first time.

Jungle Fight

One of the first clips shown followed Lupita Nyong'o’s Nakia character as she approached soldiers in a jungle. As the soldiers opened fire, presumably aiming for the Dora Milaje, Nakia snuck up on several of them and beat them until they were not only disarmed but unable to fight back.

She did this with several kicks, punches, and hip tosses, all in one smooth, well-choreographed effort.

Klaw

A later clip saw Ulysses Klaw, as portrayed by Andy Serkis, entering a casino. Being narrated by Danai Gurira’s Okoye, the audience hears that he has eight men with him.

After marching down the stairs, Klaw later comes to a meeting with Martin Freeman’s Everett Ross. Ross jokes that Klaw brought so many people they might as well be dropping a new mixtape. Klaw jokes back, clearly not taking the insult seriously. He wants a brieface.

After a cut, an action sequence ensues. T'Challa is protecting Freeman as they hide behind a table. He uses guns to take out several enemies, providing Ross with enough cover to take his briefcase and escape the casino.

En Route

A pair of clips showed two boats approaching Warrior Falls for T'Challa’s crowning as King of Wakanda.

The first clip had Gurira’s Okoye at the lead of a ship. She was wearing gold while the rest of the Dora Milaje was wearing a light red color. As they camera crept towards the group, they chanted and stepped together, lead by Okoye.

In the following clip, a similar angle sees a group of Wakandan citizens, many dressed in extravagant colors, celebrating and dancing together as they approach Warrior Falls to see T'Challa become King.

Both shots were surrounded by huge walls of blue screen which might be replaced with additional boats, endless ocean, or land.

Warrior Falls

Upon arrival at Warrior Falls, it is time for T'Challa to take on the mantle of King.

The first shot follows Chadwick Boseman’s character down a set of steps and into water at the bottom of Warrior Falls. As the camera follows T'Challa’s sight line, it pans up to reveal the people of Wakanda dancing in celebration of his arrival. He joins in and steps to a beat with a spear and shield in his hand.

The second shot was a reverse, medium close up, focused on T'Challa as he approaches the crowd.

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Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear, Will I be working? When I first started in this industry, my goal was to be some best friend. The sidekick. I thought that would be an accomplishment. But seeing people like Viola and Tracee Ellis Ross and Gabrielle Union and Lupita [Nyong'o]—who was two classes behind me at Yale—I can hope for more.


Aja Naomi King on working as a black woman in Hollywood (from Marie Claire, “2017 Fresh Faces” issue, photos by Nicolas Moore)

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The women of 'Black Panther' steal the show in first Marvel footage
Make way for the Dora Milaje.
By Josh Dickey

From the footage here’s what we know about Black Panther: Chadwick Boseman may be playing the King of Wakanda, but there’s no way his T'Challa is the only star of this movie — the warrior women of Black Panther are going to be its vibrant force. 

… much of what we saw in the Black Panther sizzle is focused on Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o) and Okoye (Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead).

Room Mates and Double Dates - chapter 1

I started this (and abandoned it) last autumn. Resurrecting it now in the vain hope I can resolve the plot hole I worked myself into!

For info, May looks like Lupita Nyong’o, because oh god she’s beautiful!

Being roommates with Bucky had its ups and downs. On the upside, he’d been your best friend for ten years now; he made great coffee; he was understanding of hangovers; he was (relatively) house-trained. On the downside, you were in love with him, and it was your job to help him ease his one-night-stands out of the door in the mornings because he never wanted to be the bad guy.

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Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear, Will I be working? When I first started in this industry, my goal was to be some best friend. The sidekick. I thought that would be an accomplishment. But seeing people like Viola and Tracee Ellis Ross and Gabrielle Union and Lupita [Nyong'o]—who was two classes behind me at Yale—I can hope for more.

Aja Naomi King photographed by Nicolas Moore for Marie Claire Magazine

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Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear, Will I be working? When I first started in this industry, my goal was to be some best friend. The sidekick. I thought that would be an accomplishment. But seeing people like Viola and Tracee Ellis Ross and Gabrielle Union and Lupita [Nyong'o]—who was two classes behind me at Yale—I can hope for more.