Spider-Man is for the culture.
It seems like every year is a massive one for Marvel, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe looks to be absolutely shaken in 2018. With releases of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man And The Wasp, the ongoing narrative seems likely to undergo some serious overhauls. And while that's surely exciting for fans of the genre, Black Panther has been exciting for a variety of non-cinematic reasons. Not only is it boasting some seriously impressive pre-sale numbers, but the soundtrack is being officially curated by one of the biggest artists in the world - Kendrick Lamar. With two singles already released, it's looking like Black Panther: The Album will be full of TDE contributions.
And while we've all known about Kendrick's involvement for a minute now, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has been sitting on it for a while. At the recent ACE Comic Con in Arizona, Holland spoke about the soundtrack, revealing that he had known about Kendrick's pivotal role for "ages." Heroic Hollywood reported on the conference, which found Holland expressing relief that the revelation had become common knowledge.
"Oh that’s been released? They know that?" says Holland. "I knew that ages ago, and I’ve been trying so hard to keep that a secret. I’m so glad you guys know!” He goes on to praise the upcoming Black Panther film, giving props to lead actor Chadwick Boseman and his costume. "The movie looks amazing. I’ve been working with Chadwick over the last year now, and he’s the nicest guy. He’s so humble, and I’m very jealous of his costume. He walks on set and the suit – and it’s so cool…"
Spider-Man and Black Panther will be joining forces this summer in Avengers: Infinity War. Black Panther drops on February 16th, 2018.