It isn't just audiences who are going wild for Marvel's Black Panther. The movie has also struck a powerful chord with the Hollywood elite. We've rounded up five of the best A-list responses to the movie.
1. It almost caused Will Smith to weep with joy
I want to share something that Nelson Mandela said to me. . He said, “With the type of fame that you have attained it is important when you encounter your fans that you — Reach Your Hand Out and let them Feel Your Flesh. You have to prove to them that you are REAL — because people can not aspire to anything they do not believe is Real.” . So I say to you, Congratulations! Enjoy this Transcendent Moment. Go into the streets... Touch them... Let them know that you are real! . @chadwickboseman, @michaelbjordan @lupitanyongo @letitiawright @danaigurira @danielkaluuya @im.angelabassett @andyserkis @winstoncduke @sterlingkbrown @rmorrison @therealstanlee @ludwiggoransson @iamruthecarter #blackpanther . With Pure Delight WILL :-)
2. Chris Pratt delivers a rave review
3. Marvel chief Kevin Feige says it's the studio's "best movie"
"The movie finished, and I looked over at [director Ryan Coogler] and said, 'That’s the best movie we’ve ever made,'" Feige recalled in an interview with ABC News’ 'Nightline.'
4. Michelle Obama tweets her response
5. Ryan Reynolds hails T'Challa
6. Oscar-winner Viola Davis is in love
7. Fellow Marvel stars Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo unleash the praise
8. Ryan Coogler thanks the fans for the film's success
"Never in a million years did we imagine that you all would come out this strong," Coogler said via The Hollywood Reporter. "It still humbles me to think that people care enough to spend their money and time watching our film. But to see people of all backgrounds wearing clothing that celebrates their heritage, taking pictures next to our posters with their friends and family, and sometimes dancing in the lobbies of theaters – often moved me and my wife to tears."