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In pictures: Black Panther stars attend European Premiere

The Marvel film has been praised for its cultural importance with a predominantly black cast and black director.

The ever-growing cinematic franchise from Marvel is welcoming its latest release with the European premiere of Black Panther in London.

Many of the predominantly black cast were in attendance at the Eventim Apollo, Hammermsith, with the film being praised for its cultural importance as well as maintaining the studio’s reputation for blockbuster action.

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Chadwick Boseman at the Hammersmith Apollo's special entrance (Ian West/PA)
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Black Panther European Premiere – London
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Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o also stars in the film (Ian West/PA)
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Danai Gurira, known as Samurai-sword-wielding Michonne in The Walking Dead, portrays the Black Panther's head of security in the film (Ian West/PA)
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Andy Serkis, previously seen in Avengers: Age of Ultron, said a film with a predominantly black cast and a black director is long 'overdue' (Ian West/PA)
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Black Panther European Premiere – London
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After receiving multiple nominations for his breakout role in Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya plays the title characters best friend W'Kabi (Ian West/PA)
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After receiving multiple nominations for his breakout role in Get Out, Daniel Kaluuya plays the title characters best friend W'Kabi (Ian West/PA)
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Stormzy, John Boyega and Daniel Sturridge were among the other attendees of the premiere (Ian West/PA)
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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, with wife Zinzi Evans (Ian West/PA)

Black Panther opens in UK cinemas on Tuesday.

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