Black Panther: Wakanda Forever just made history in Nigeria.
The film's Sunday premiere in the African country's largest city, Lagos, marked the first time a Marvel film has held a local premiere, according to Deadline.
Attendees at the star-studded event included director/co-writer Ryan Coogler and producer Nate Moore, as well as the film's stars Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Letitia Wright, Michaela Coel and Tenoch Huerta.
Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) founder Chioma Ude said in a statement obtained by Deadline that those behind the festival "are excited and proud to be a part of the premiere of this milestone film here in Africa."
"This is huge for the continent of Africa as it symbolizes to us further bridging of the gaps between the global film industries," Ude added of the Nigerian premiere, which AFRIFF held in association with FilmOne Entertainment, per Deadline.
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In photos from the event, stars of the film can be seen posing solo and together on the black carpet, as well as greeting tons of excited fans.
As part of the premiere, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was shown on multiple screens at Filmhouse Cinemas IMAX Lekki in Lagos, Deadline reports.
Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, who founded FilmOne Entertainment, said in a statement obtained by the outlet, "Being instrumental to the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in West Africa is a proud achievement and a milestone for us and the entire FilmOne team."
They added, "It will be celebrated for a long time.
The Nigerian event comes after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever had premieres in Los Angeles on Oct. 26, and in London this past Thursday.
An official synopsis from Marvel states that Wakanda Forever follows Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Wright, 29), M'Baku (Duke, 35), Okoye (Gurira, 44) Nakia (Nyong'o, 39) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) as they "fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T'Challa's death."
Wakanda Forever runs for two hours and 41 minutes, making it the second-longest MCU film behind only 2019's Avengers: Endgame, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new movie comes two years after Chadwick Boseman's death, and incorporates the franchise star's loss into the sequel.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is in theaters Friday.
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