Black Panther Tickets Sold Out So Fast, Even Lupita Nyong'o Couldn't Buy One

Image: Marvel
Image: Marvel

Advanced tickets for Marvel’s Black Panther went on sale this week and quickly became Fandango’s best-selling tickets to a MCU film to date. Obviously, a lot of people want to see this movie in theaters on opening weekend, and many of them will. Unfortunately, Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o might not be one of them.

Today, Nyong’o took to her Twitter account to express her utter delight and exasperation that she couldn’t buy tickets to the movie in which she stars as Nakia, a badass Wakandan warrior who moonlights as a super spy. The reason? All of the advanced tickets seem to have sold out.


Nyong’o’s Nakia is a specialized member of the Dora Milaje who routinely goes on missions beyond Wakanda’s notoriously closed-off borders in order to gather valuable intel for her country. As both a former lover of T’Challa’s and a prominent Dora, we can expect to see plenty of Nakia when Black Panther’s finally in theaters on February 16. Whether Lupita will make it to your local, though, that’s up in the air.

io9 Culture Critic and Staff Writer. Cyclops was right.

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“Wow after all these months I’m finally going to see the finished product!”

“And you are...”

“I’m Lupita Nyong’o. I’m in the movie. I need to get inside.”

“I’m sorry you need a ticket.”

“Look I’m IN THE MOVIE! Read the credits. That’s me, LU-PI-TA-NYONG-O! Now move!”

“I’m sorry but no ticket no entry.”

“Look you’d better move or else!”


“What’s up I’m here for the movie.”

“Right this way Mr Boseman, enjoy the movie.”