Dressed in traditional attire and a modern twist on African chic, local and international stars dazzled on the red carpet at the official premiere at Monte Casino in Johannesburg.

An African superhero film, the movie stars Hollywood actors and actresses including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira and local acting legends Dr John Kani and Connie Chiume.

The film follows the journey of T’Challa, who following the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns to the isolated, technologically advanced African country to take up his rightful place as king.

Audiences at the premiere cheered as the opening scene introduced the first of many dialogues in isiXhosa, and later as the spellbinding special effects – including war-ready rhinos and spiky space ships powered by electric blue flashes – filled the screen.

Here are some of the best looks for the local premiere.