Black Panther superhero movie heralded as game changer in the film industry

In the world of superheroes, we're all used to seeing the likes of Superman, Batman and Spiderman on the big screen. Now meet the Black Panther.

Black Panther is the latest superhero movie set to hit our screens and it's creating a buzz across the world because every major cast member is black.

The film is based on the Marvel Comics character and is seen as a game changer for the film industry.

Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's What We Do in the Shadows announces star cast

Four new cast members have been announced for New Zealanders Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's successful What We Do in the Shadows television pilot. 

The stars of What We Do In The Shadows want to launch the movie in the US - and need your help. Source: 1 NEWS

Waititi and Clement starred, wrote and directed the 2014 horror-comedy film about a group of vampires living in Wellington. Waititi is set to direct the show, and Clement will be writing.

Variety reported today that Doug Jones of Star Trek: Discovery and The Shape of Water, Beanie Feldstein of Lady Bird, Jake McDorman of Shameless and Mark Proksch who was in Better Call Saul and The Office, would be joining the cast. 

Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou and Harvey Guillen have already been announced as part of the television pilot. 

The project will be different to the TVNZ spinoff TV series created by Waititi and Clement called Wellington Paranormal, a follow-up mockumentary to the 2014 film about the police officers, Mike Minogue and Karen O'lear.

Waititi has joined the Disney family after helping screen write their upcoming Princess movie ‘Moana’.
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Video: Kiwi star Julian Dennison feistily pulls the fingers in first Deadpool 2 trailer

Young Kiwi actor Julian Dennison has made the cut and features in the first, action packed trailer for Deadpool 2. 

If you blink, you might just miss his very brief appearance, where he feistily pulls his middle fingers towards an unknown person, wearing a bright yellow jacket as well as a large black device around his neck. 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star announced he was working alongside Ryan Reynolds in June by posting a sly photo on Instagram with the US actor. 

Reynolds has previously gushed over the young star, calling the teen "the greatest". 

The Hunt for the Wilderpeople star was speaking at the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

The actor said he found Dennison through his friendship with New Zealand film director and actor Taika Waititi, who was the director for Hunt For the Wilderpeople.

Deadpool 2 will be released in New Zealand cinemas on May 17.