Black Panther just got blacker.
In a press release this morning, Kendrick announced that he and TDE head executive, Anthony “Punch” Tiffith will be producing the soundtrack and writing scores alongside Marvel’s team for the film’s February 16th release.
Apparently Kendrick already gave us an update, too. You just had to pay close attention to the video for the single, “LOVE“.
“Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director,” Kendrick said in the press release, via The Verge.
“The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I’m truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside [director Ryan Coogler] and Marvel’s vision.”
Comic book, movie, and lovers of culture have been anticipating the premier of Black Panther since the movie was first announced in In October 2014, with every reveal making the wait more agonizing.
Peep the official trailer for Black Panther:
The film’s black aesthetic is another reason the anticipation of there has been hype around the debut of the movie. Under an administration that is clearly at odds with the minorities of this country, Black Panther is a statement in the movie title in itself that serves as a beacon of light.
The cast is star-studded and predominantly black and includes the likes of Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Michael B. Jordan (Creed), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Forest Whitaker (Rogue One) and American Horror Story’s Angela Bassett, just to name a few. Now, with TDE, in control of the soundtrack, it’s blacker than ever. Like I said.
The details on the soundtrack are not released but if it’s anything that we’re use to hearing from the label, Black Panther might be even better than we predicted.