Avengers: Infinity War may not have taken home the statue for Best Achievement in Visual Effects at the 91st Academy Awards, but that certainly didn't prevent directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo from honoring the success of Black Panther.
The Ryan Coogler blockbuster is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe film to win an Oscar, taking home three awards Sunday night for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.
Congratulations to our Marvel family @theblackpanther for taking home 3 Oscars last night. A massive applause to Ruth E. Carter, Hannah Beachler and our dear Community pal Ludwig Göransson. pic.twitter.com/F4WHGqW0yo— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) February 25, 2019
Black Panther grossed $1.35 billion worldwide, and earned near-universal critical acclaim, and was named one of the 10 best films of 2018 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute. Its Academy Award nomination for Best Picture was a first for a superhero film.
Star Chadwick Boseman will return for the planned Black Panther sequel, but before that he will be seen in April in the Russo brothers' highly anticipated sequel, Avengers: Endgame, which will close out Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The next MCU film is director Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's Captain Marvel, which stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law. It opens on March 8.