King T'Challa is making Fandango history.
Marvel's Black Panther is currently taking in record presales on Fandango, outpacing all superhero films when it comes to advance ticket purchases, including 2016's Batman v. Superman. The film comes from director Ryan Coogler and is set to hit theaters nationwide on February 16.
"The buzz on 'Black Panther' is electric," says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. "Early screening audiences say it is one of Marvel's best movies ever, and the positive word-of-mouth is helping drive the movie’s spectacular advance ticket sales."
Following the movie's world premiere on January 29, Black Panther climbed to the top of Fandango's daily ticket sales on Tuesday. And as of this morning, the film was still the company's leading daily ticket-seller. Meanwhile, as an added bonus, fans who buy Black Panther tickets through Fandango will also receive a complimentary Black Panther movie poster, while supplies last. In addition, fans can also purchase limited edition Black Panther collectible movie gift cards and merchandise through Fandango.
The movie stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa / Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Forest Whitaker as Zuri, Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue / Klaw, Florence Kasumba as Ayo, John Kani as King T'Chaka, Winston Duke as M'Baku / Man-Ape, Sterling K. Brown as N'Jobu, and Letitia Wright as Shuri.
Other upcoming Marvel films for 2018 include Anthony Russo and Joe Russo's Avengers: Infinity War which will hit theaters on May 4, and Peyton Reed's Ant-Man and the Wasp which is scheduled to hit theaters on July 6. In addition, the studio is set to release Captain Marvel, a currently untitled fourth Avengers movie, and a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2019, followed by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.