Black Panther” is easily the most anticipated Marvel movie of the year. The movie is expected to become the highest-grossing movie of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the journey from the comic book pages to the big screen is definitely not easy. As a matter of fact, Columbia Pictures attempted to bring T’Challa’s story to life but failed miserably. It was only in 2005 that the rights to “Black Panther” reverted back to Marvel Studios, but it still took many years before it was given a new life.

Ready for the big screen

Nearly two years after making his debut in “Captain America: Civil War” Chadwick Boseman is now ready to bring his character T’Challa to the big screen.

The Black Panther character in “Civil War” was well-received by both fans and critics. This was the biggest sign that the Marvel Studios executives were looking for. It certainly affirmed Boseman’s readiness to star in his own superhero movie.

“Black Panther” certainly has every advantage at this point. As President’s Day would fall on a Monday, the movie would enjoy a four-day weekend opening. Variety reported that if the movie draws plenty of moviegoers, it would certainly break the record set by "Deadpool" in 2016 – another Marvel film which garnered $152 million on its opening week, behind “Civil War,” “Iron Man 3,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “The Avengers.” Projections also expect that “Black Panther” is going to be the MCU’s fifth highest-grossing film, pushing down the $146 million revenue of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

2” to sixth place.

Commercial powerhouse?

The predictions foresee that the movie will certainly become a powerful commercial venture this month. It was also reported that the pre-sold tickets were higher compared to any other Marvel Studios movie, making it the highest pre-selling superhero movie of all time. This upcoming movie even surpassed the pre-sold ticket sales of “Batman vs.

Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

While having the biggest box office prediction doesn’t necessarily translate to positive reception by the public and critics, the world premiere surely helped the film to generate enough buzz to make the public interested. Octavia Spencer, a famous award-winning actress, booked a whole “Black Panther” screening in order to give kids the opportunity to watch the film.

In any case, it would seem that Marvel has another winner on its roster with its 18th MCU installment.

Black Panther” will be released, in the United States, on February 16, 2018. Chadwick Boseman will wear his vibranium suit and return in “Avengers: Infinity War” on May 4, 2018.