Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was helmed as one of the best projects in Phase 4 of MCU which couldn’t deliver many remarkable hits. The Marvel fans have got one more chance to celebrate as the Ryan Coogler directorial has now also bagged 6 nominations at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. While it welcomed countless comments on the internet congratulating the movie, some fans were also quick to spark a fire by comparing it with DC’s Black Adam.
Black Adam and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were released within a month of each other, thereby sparking a debate among the fans of the two rival companies. But ultimately MCU had a better performance than the House of Superman as Black Panther 2 performed better both critically and commercially.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever impress the fans at the Critics Choice Awards
Being the concluding project of the fourth phase of the MCU, the Letitia Wright, Tenoch Huerta movie had a massive task to execute. On top of it, the bad track record of the recent MCU projects released before the movie also presented additional pressure. But it got quite successful in tackling the issues and emerged as the sixth highest-grossing movie of 2022.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever showed how the vibranium-rich nation of Wakanda is tackling all the internal as well as international matters after the unfortunate death of their leader T’Challa. As a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, the movie got extensively praised for balancing both the emotional as well as the action part amazingly. Even the introduction of Tenoch Huerta as Namor was praised heavily.
The movie further attracted more attention from the fans after it grabbed 6 nominations at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. The categories are Best Supporting Actress for Angela Bassett, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, and Best Song for Lift Me Up sung by the one and only Rihanna. But the competition is set to be tough in every category as there are some commendable movies like Everything Everywhere All at Once and Babylon in the race.
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The Nominations spark a Marvel vs DC rivalry
As soon as the nominations were announced, the fandom was filled with joy and showered the MCU movie with praise and appreciation. But along with the praise, Twitter also got filled with fans who called out the Dwayne Johnson movie as it couldn’t perform as expected and was even considered a “box-office bomb” by some.
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Take a look at some of the reactions collected by us.
and black adam?
— Sandy🥜 (@sandybigcheekz) December 14, 2022
Black Adam was good, but not THAT good
— BlazePro (@BlazePr0_) December 14, 2022
As it should
— Ace ۞ (@StrangeAcee) December 14, 2022
— danny‼️ (@dannybl4ze) December 14, 2022
The sweep is coming 🔥🔥🔥
— Love Craft (@lvuexxx) December 14, 2022
Now it will be exciting to watch if Black Panther: Wakanda Forever gets successful in bagging some awards to its name. On the other hand, with James Gunn and Peter Safran’s ongoing plans with the DCU, it will also be anticipated for the MCU rival to do better in the future.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still running in theaters while Black Adam will be released on HBO Max on December 16, 2022.