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‘Black Panther’ Teaser Trailer Racks Up 89M Views in First 24 Hours (Exclusive)

The teaser trailer for Black Panther, Marvel Studios’ upcoming movie based on the character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, generated 89 million views in the first 24 hours of its debut.

The spot debuted Friday during the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on ABC. It was then released on various social media platforms.

The numbers are welcome news for Marvel as it shows strong interest in the upcoming stand-alone film, which is a gutsier venture for the studio that has in many cases relied on the familiarity of its main cast of Avengers to float its stand-alone pics. Black Panther features an unprecedented predominantly black cast and no box office titans, and, his appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War notwithstanding, stars a character that is not largely known on the level of other superheroes.

Chadwick Boseman is playing T’Challa, aka Black Panther, the king of the fictional African nation of Wakanda who must defend his people from threats internal and external. Ryan Coogler directed the movie that is set to bow Feb. 16, 2018.

The 89 million-view figure includes the 19 millions views from those watching the NBA Finals.

While the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok is Marvel and parent company Disney’s most-watched ever (with 136 million views), Black Panther lands in the top 3 of most-watched Marvel trailer content.

Black Panther surpasses the views for teasers for top Marvel and Disney-released movies such as Captain America: Civil War (61 million), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (55 million) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (52 million).

Black Panther was also massive on Twitter, generating 349,000 mentions in 24 hours. It generated more mentions than the NBA game during which it debuted, second only to the launch of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser.

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Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

Wilson came out firing today, slamming the journalist who wrote the Woman’s Day article at the centre of her Supreme Court defamation trial as a “vulture” and refuting claims she was a serial liar.

The Victorian Supreme Court heard the junior journalist first reached out to the anonymous source in 2012 before an article was finally published in 2015.

Wilson said she believed she knew the anonymous source, a girl she studied at high school with who became obsessed with her success.

After exchanging a series of emails with Woman’s Day the court heard the source tried to back away from the story saying it didn’t feel right.

“The more I think about it I feel uneasy exposing her. She has obviously lied because she doesn’t fit the Hollywood mould,” she wrote to Woman’s Day.

Wilson said today she didn’t fit the “Hollywood mould”, saying she was different to Aussie stars Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Naomi Watts who had gone before her.

“I definitely don’t fit the Hollywood mould,” Wilson said.

“They’re all to me really glamorous, and obviously I don’t feel like I fitted that mould,” she said.

“In a way that meant I had to work harder and specialise in comedy in order to make it in Hollywood.

“I certainly didn’t have to lie just to make it because I’m not a standard glamorous actor,” she said.

The court heard the Woman’s Day journalist worked for three years to write the expose at the centre of the case.

Titled “Just who is the REAL Rebel?” the article was the first of eight over what Wilson claims was a three-day campaign to paint her as a serial liar who invented stories to make her way in Hollywood.

Wilson said she believed the magazine was desperate to write an article bringing her down, at any cost.

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Coast’s very own wonder woman takes on Hollywood

When Buderim woman Erin Bostock was a little girl, she never imagined she’d see herself on the silver screen.

The now 29-year-old professional dancer was trying to break into the scene at London’s West End when she attended a casting call for a “Hollywood blockbuster film”.

Beating more than 500 women for the part, Erin landed herself a stunt performer role as one of Gal Gadot’s tough-as-nails Amazonian women in the box-office smash hit Wonder Woman.

After six months of full-time choreography, rehearsals and training, Erin said she found herself in Italy, on the set of what would become one of this year’s biggest films.

Never did I imagine doing what I did,” she said.

“Sometimes I pinch myself. It still doesn’t feel like it’s real.”

The movie has already smashed box-office records, taking home $300 million, making it the biggest opening weekend for a film directed by a woman, ever.

Although loved by critics and audiences, Erin admitted she had been worried the movie wouldn’t do well.

“Everyone was worried it wouldn’t do so well … we were so nervous so it really is incredible how well (the film) is doing,” she said.

“I’m so incredibly proud, of myself and everyone involved.

“It makes me want to turn back time and do it all again.”

Erin currently lives in California with her fiance, Justin, who fell in love with the Sunshine Coast after visiting last year.

The couple aim to return to the Coast permanently next year.

The movie oozes girl power and is a must-see for anyone who has a daughter, sister, niece or grand-mother.

“It’s for all ages and I hope girls can watch it, enjoy it, and see what these strong women can achieve when they work together and how they can make changes in the world,” Erin said.

Wonder Woman is in cinemas now.