Have you seen Get Out yet? By now, you have no excuse. Sarah called it “OUTSTANDING” in all caps. Do you know how rare it is for Sarah to use all caps when she’s not eviscerating something? I haven’t seen a horror movie in a decade and I took my scaredy-cat ass to the theatre and experienced the comedic joy and sheer terror of Jordan Peele’s masterpiece. Get Out just became the top grossing domestic film from a black director, ever.
Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya will be starring in another film by a black director that is probably going to break a sh-t ton of box office records: Black Panther. Because the internet is a glorious place, Get Out and Black Panther have collided to make the perfect #GetOutChallenge. The challenge is essentially a recreation of that horrifying scene in Get Out when creepy AF Walter runs full speed at Chris.
This has been on a loop for the past five minutes and I laugh every time Childish Gambino’s Redbone kicks in. Daniel Kaluuya’s facial expressions and delivery of “F-ck this” is perfect. I’m also so into his post-Chris facial hair that I’ve decided that he and Lupita should date. I refuse to Google if Daniel’s married or if Lupita’s still with her boyfriend. Just let me have this.
When Sarah e-mailed Lainey and me a link to this video, her subject line was “The Black Panther cast is SO FUN.” As soon as the casting announcements starting rolling in, we knew Black Panther was going to be so lit but I don’t think I was prepared for on-set shenanigans, as Lupita called them. If you need a refresher, here’s the rundown of the black excellence that will be represented on screen come summer 2018: Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira, Sterling K Brown, Michael Bae Jordan, Forest Freaking Whitaker, and Angela HOLY SH-T Bassett, just to name a few. Think of the fun this cast is going to have during this film’s press tour. Aside from how epic and important it will be to see this specific cast get the in-your-face Marvel promotional treatment, I’m now even more excited for anecdotes about their behind-the-scenes chemistry. If we get any footage of MBJ and SKB (I’m making this acronym happen) clowning around on set, I apologize in advance to anyone around me for the embarrassing, high-pitched sounds that will leave my mouth. I also apologize in advance for all the nerding the f-ck out I will be doing on this site during the entire Black Panther press tour. (Lainey: And I apologise for the all the nerd-fighting that will go down between Sarah and Kathleen during the Black Panther press tour because both of them are obsessed and we still have 18 MONTHS TO GO before it comes out.)