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There’s a new ‘Black Panther’ song by Kendrick Lamar because we weren’t hyped enough already

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Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER..T’Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman)..Photo: Matt Kennedy..Marvel Studios 2018

Thought you couldn’t possibly get any more excited for Marvel’s Black Panther?

What if we told you Kendrick Lamar produced the soundtrack? And that the first song from it is a new song by him and SZA? And that you can listen to it right here, right now?

That’s what we thought.

Per the press release, Lamar is working with Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album, in close collaboration with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director. The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture,” Lamar said in the statement. “I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel’s vision.”

The press release additionally notes that Black Panther will be the first Marvel Cinematic Universe release to feature multiple original songs created just for the film, so today’s “All The Stars” is just the start of it.

Lamar’s song “DNA” was previously used to soundtrack a Black Panther sizzle reel shown at Comic-Con. At the time, the cast and crew gushed about how perfectly Lamar’s music suited their film.

“It’s actually oddly literal for our trailer’s purposes,” Coogler said during the Comic-Con panel. “I think a lot of the cultural things we’re dealing with in Wakanda are in the zeitgeist in the African American community.”

However, it was only in December that we got an inkling Lamar would be directly involved with the film. The music video for “Love” included a quick shot of a clapperboard reading “B. Panther Soundtrack Coming Soon.”

Lamar and Black Panther sound like a match made in pop culture heaven. And if that first song is any indication, we’re gonna be playing this album on repeat for the rest of the year.

Black Panther hits theaters Feb. 16. Only 42 days left to go!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/04/kendrick-lamar-black-panther-soundtrack/

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Marvel Remembers the Legacy of Stan Lee

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Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer our undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within our halls. Please join us in remembering Stan “The Man” Lee.

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Artists honor late Stan Lee with stunning Marvel-inspired portraits

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The death of Stan Lee, age 95, has been felt by many, but the loss has been particularly profound for the many fans-turned-artists who were inspired by Lee’s legendary career.

In the wake of Lee’s passing, as notes of honor and remembrance have flooded social media, stunning portraits of the renowned comic-book writer have stood out. Many of the tributes are accompanied by short anecdotes noting the impact Lee has had on the lives of so many, particularly in the worlds of illustration and animation.

One post from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, a rendering of Lee he created when he was just seven years old, perfectly captures the awe so many have felt because of Lee throughout their lives.

Check out some of our favorite portraits and stories remembering the late Stan Lee, an IRL superhero to countless creatives and dreamers, below.

 

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My tribute to Stan Lee. Excelsior!

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Read more: https://mashable.com/article/stan-lee-portraits-jimmy-kimmel/

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Ruby Rose debuts her sensational Batwoman costume for The CW

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In August, we learned that Ruby Rose will be The CW’s Batwoman. Now we have our first look at Kate Kane’s costumed alter ego.

Let’s skip the preamble. Take a look for yourself:

“Rose, whose casting was announced in August, joins The CW’s DC Comics universe in December as a bunch of other ongoing series — Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl — come together in a crossover event. The network is also planning a standalone Batwoman TV series for 2019.

The Kate Kane character is canonically lesbian in the comics, and her TV counterpart will be the same. Producers sought out an actor with the same sexuality as the character, and Rose — an out Australian star whose credits include Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Pitch Perfect 3 — turned out to be the perfect choice…………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/ruby-rose-batwoman-costume-cw-crossover/

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