Mark Your Calendars and Line Up Your Sick Day Excuses: Black Panther Hits Homes on May 8

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In less than a month, you can have Black Panther all the time—which is reason enough to call in sick May 8 (a Tuesday, so start sniffling on Monday to really sell it). And the bonus features that Marvel is packing into its history-making film promise viewers even more of the wonders of Wakanda.


According to a Marvel Studios press release, the bonus features include an introduction from director Ryan Coogler as well as a roundtable discussion that delves deeper into the film’s journey from comic books to the big screen. There’s also a special “Warriors Within” feature that focuses specifically on the women of Wakanda and the actresses who portray them (ummm, give me four hours of this, thanks) and a segment that focuses on Wakanda’s tribal diversity.

But the juiciest addition may be the four deleted scenes that viewers will finally get to watch. The scenes include a U.N. meet and greet, T’Challa remembering his father, and a scene that Black Panther Executive Producer Nate Moore called “one of the most well-acted scenes I’ve ever been a part of”: a discussion between W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) and Dora Milaje General Okoye (Danai Gurira) about the future of Wakanda.


Black Panther is available digitally on May 8 and (if you’re the type who has staunchly held on to your DVD player) on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand on May 15.

Staff writer, The Root.

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Wow! Is it just me or was this a super quick release?